Redmi K50, K50 Pro Launch Date? More Specs Out, To Come As Mi 12X Series In India

Redmi K50 series have recently been leaked, and the upcoming Redmi smartphones are tipped to come with a set of upgraded features such as faster charging, better screen quality, faster processing and much more. The Redmi K40 series successors are said to have the best technology available and ever seen on any Redmi device. Xiaomi has already started working on the Redmi K50 series phones, which will come in early 2022.

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Redmi K50, K50 Pro Launch Date? More Specs Out, To Come As Mi 12X Series In India

Redmi K50 series will launch in the Chinese market first, and later will launch in India to succeed Mi 11X series, the new rebranded Redmi K40 phones.

The company unveiled the Redmi K40 smartphones for its domestic market earlier this year, and launched the devices in different foreign markets under different names. The company brought in Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro+ in India as Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro, while the upcoming Poco F3 GT in India is going to be a rebranded Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition.

Company’s general manager Lu Weibing posted on Chinese microblogging website Weibo confirming Redmi K50 series development. The company head asked users about what features they would want on the upcoming Redmi K50 phones, the configuration and what else they wish from the Redmi K40 series successors.

According to popular Chinese tipster Digital Chat Station, the Redmi K50 phones will see a major overhaul in terms of upgrades and improvements. The devices are said to have improved fast charging, better cameras, better processing for gaming and higher screen quality.

In terms of faster charging technology, the predecessor, Redmi K40 smartphones currently come with 33W fast-charging support on all the devices with charging brick inside the box. The company didn’t offer much in terms of higher charging technology given these are mid-range flagships, while Redmi Note 10 series starting at Rs 12,499 come with the same charging speeds and charging adapter.

Xiaomi does have higher charging bricks available with different phones and they support almost double of what the current Redmi K40 / Mi 11X phones have. The upcoming Redmi K50 series may support the 67W fast charging technology as the top-end Mi 11 Ultra. The Mi flagship supports 67W and 55W fast chargers for China and India markets respectively.

The rebranded Redmi K40 in India, aka Mi 11X comes with a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED Full HD+ display offering 120Hz refresh rate and 360Hz touch response. The Redmi phone is powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC coupled with 8GB RAM and up to 256GB storage. Mi 11X runs on Android 11 based MIUI 12 custom skin out of the box. In terms of optics, Mi 11X houses a 48MP AI triple camera system at the back.

It includes a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP wide-angle lens and a 5MP macro lens. Upfront, the device features a 20MP camera. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, 4,520mAh battery, and 33W fast-charging support. It has stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos, High-Res audio, and IP53 for dust and water resistance.

On the other hand, Mi 11X Pro comes with a 6.67-inch E4 AMOLED display offering 120Hz refresh rate along with 1,300 nits peak brightness. The Mi 11X Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC coupled with Adreno 660 GPU, up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage.

Mi 11X Pro runs on Android 11 based MIUI 12custom skin out of the box. The devices house 4,520mAh battery and support 33W fast-charging.  Mi 11X Pro flaunts a 108MP Samsung HM2 ptimai sensor along with a 8MP ultra wide and 5MP depth camera. Both the devices have a 20MP sensor upfront along with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

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