Xiaomi’s Redmi K50 series is expected to launch this February and will have two different SoCs powering the different devices – Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Dimensity 9000. The upcoming Redmi K50 series is said to be comprised of the Redmi K50, K50 Pro, K50 Pro+, and K50 Gaming.
According to Xiaomi Group Vice President, President of China Region, and General Manager of Redmi Lu Weibing on Weibo, the Snapdragon version will arrive ahead of the Dimensity version.
However, it is still unclear which of the devices will be paired with the said high-end chipsets though.
Current reports suggest that the two Pro variants will be equipped with Qualcomm chipsets. The K50 Pro+ will have a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 while the K50 Pro is rumored to be equipped with a Snapdragon 870.
Furthermore, the other two variants – K50 and K50 Gaming, are reported to be equipped with MediaTek chipsets. The K50 Gaming variant is said to be equipped with a Dimensity 9000 chipset that was shown to have good benchmark results and also make this variant one of the first to use this chip.
Meanwhile, the K50 vanilla variant is rumored to have a Dimensity 7000 (sometimes called 8000) at the helm. It is reported that this chip is based on a 5nm process with a Mali-G5610 MC6 GPU and no Cotex-X2 core.
To wrap it all up, it is said the Redmi K50 series will come with MIUI 13, 50W charging support for base models and 120W for the Pro variants, a 108MP camera, and a periscope. The Gaming model will also feature shoulder triggers.