The Redmi K50 series is promised to be among the most cost-effective flagship phones. Yes, you heard right. Redmi has designed a true flagship series and the first model from this lineup is already out. Today, the manufacturer announced the first handset from the line, namely the Redmi K50 e-sports version (aka Redmi K50 gaming edition).
In terms of price, the 8GB+128GB variant is available for 3299 yuan ($520), the 12GB+128GB model for 3599 yuan ($568), and the 12GB+256GB version for 3899 yuan ($615). The pre-sale has begun and it will go on sale through all channels tomorrow.
Redmi K50 e-sports Design
Externally, our protagonist looks like a sports car. There are many design elements inherited from a sports car and they all support 16 million color ambient light effects. The middle frame is made of metal, while the back cover uses matte glass. The phone is available in shadow black, ice blue, and silver wing color versions. The thickness is 8.5mm, while it weighs 210g.
The handset features a 6.67-inch screen, which ash got the DisplayMate A+ certification and broke 15 records. The phone’s display parameters include 10-bit color depth, factory-adjusted JNCD≈0.18, DeltaE≈0.30, 120H refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, 24000×10800 touch partition, 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, ambient color temperature sensing, 2400×1080 resolution, contrast ratio 5 million:1, P3 color gamut, HDR10+ high dynamic range, video super-resolution enhancement, MEMC motion compensation, Corning Gorilla Victus glass, etc.
Redmi K50 e-sports Version Performance
Inside, the phone sports the strongest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 processor, which is accompanied by an LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 native storage. Plus, due to Xiaomi’s self-developed IO Turbo 2.0 technology, its decompression performance is improved by 100%, while the file copy performance is boosted by 300%.
As for heat dissipation, the phone uses 7 major innovations and 5 new materials. Its heat dissipation material is the largest possible 4860 square mm double VC. Among them, the main VC is 4015 square millimeters, covering the upper part of the processor and the battery. The hydrophilic capillary mesh is treated with a special process, and the heat dissipation efficiency is increased by 10%. The vice VC is 848 square millimeters, covering two charging IC chips, and the 3D step difference structure is closely attached without leaving any gaps.
The battery capacity is 4700mAh. And as it supports 120W fast charging, the phone can be fully charged in 17 minutes. When playing a 120fps game, it will fully charge in 37 minutes.
The Redmi K50 e-sports version uses new magnetic power pop-up shoulder keys. You can set various functions for them. Say, press and lift to correspond to custom shortcut functions, double-click or long-press to turn on the camera, etc.
There are two stereo speakers – dual 1115 mid-bass units + dual 0611 tweeters. Also, the speaker opening is moved up, and the horizontal grip avoids palm blocking.
This is the world’s first smartphone to come with the CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis motor 1016. The vibration volume of the whole machine is as high as 5.12Gpp.
The smartphone comes with a Gaming 3 Wi-Fi antenna, Multi-Link 5.0 four-network collaboration, and supports Wi-Fi 6 enhanced version.
On the back, we have a triple camera, including the Sony IMX686 64MP CMOS, a 2MP macro lens, and an 8MP super wide-angle lens. The front-facing camera uses the 20MP Sony IMX596 sensor.