Earlier this year, Xiaomi’s already-independent brand launched several Redmi K50 series models, including the Redmi K50 e-sports version, Redmi K50, and Redmi K50 Pro. They came with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Dimensity 8000, and Dimensity 9000 chips, respectively. As you can see, these three sport all the top-end chips in the Android camp. But Qualcomm has launched a new SoC, namely the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+. So it’s a good reason for the company to bring another Redmi K50 series handset powered by it. Not surprisingly, it will. The Redmi K50 Ultra is on the road.
Today, a Weibo tipster revealed that Redmi will release a new mobile phone in the second half of the year, equipped with a TSMC version of the Snapdragon 8+ chip. Plus, the upcoming model will support a 100-watt charging and sport a 2K flexible straight screen with a single hole on it. However, it seems that the forthcoming Redmi K50 Ultra will be identical to the Dimensity versions and differ from them only by a new chip. Thus, it’s going to be another cost-effective smartphone in the Snapdragon 8+ segment.
In order to understand, what a device we are talking about, let’s recall the selling points of the previous models. For instance, the Redmi K50 gaming version features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip, supplemented by LPDDR5 memory + UFS 3.1 flash storage, a side fingerprint recognition module, and sports the first AAC CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis motor-1016.
As for the new chip, according to Qualcomm, the main frequency of the first-generation Snapdragon 8+ CPU was increased to 3.2GHz, bringing a 10% performance improvement. Compared with the previous generation platform, the GPU frequency was increased by 10%. So in the same testing conditions, the Snapdragon 8+ GPU and CPU power consumption will be 30% lower, achieving breakthroughs in energy efficiency and performance.