Redmi K50i 5G gets a launch date for India; It is sooner than you think
Redmi K50i 5G has been confirmed for India and based on the teasers, it seems that it is aimed at performance seekers. Redmi India has taken to Twitter to announce the launch date for the phone, which is set on July 20. That is just two days after the Oppo Reno 8 series launch in India. The Redmi K series had some of Redmi's premium smartphones in 2019 and we expect the same to happen with the K50i series in 2022. Redmi is yet to reveal any of the specs or details, but has teased the phone's design.
It seems that Redmi is bringing only the Redmi K50i to India and unlike the rumours, there won't be a Pro variant. The phone is expected to be a rebadged variant of the Redmi Note 11T Pro from the Chinese market. Hence, this could be the most powerful Redmi smartphone we could see in India, unless Redmi decides to bring the more powerful Redmi K50 models to India at a later date.
Redmi K50i confirmed to come to India
The Redmi K50i 5G would be solely focusing on performance, as is evident from its rather simple design aping several Realme and Oppo smartphones launched lately. The Chinese variant of the phone features the very powerful Dimensity 8100 chip, which offers the same kind of performance as the Snapdragon 888 and had impressed us on the Realme GT Neo 3. The phone also features a headline grabbing 6.67-inch 144Hz variable refresh rate display, which is based on a IPS LCD panel. The display seems to be the same one as the one on the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro.
Rest of the phone seems to have rather average specs. The phone comes with a 64MP + 8MP + 2MP triple rear camera setup. The regular Redmi Note 11T Pro features a regular 5080mAh battery with 67W fast charging while the Note 11T Pro+ gets a smaller 4400mAh battery but a faster 120W fast charging. It remains to be seen which of these variants ends up becoming the Redmi K50i in India.
On the other hand, Xiaomi recently unveiled the Xiaomi 12S series in China. The new models end up getting the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip and Leica branded cameras. The Xiaomi 12S Ultra is a successor to the Mi 11 Ultra, featuring a 1-inch Sony sensor for the main camera and an entirely new design.