The Redmi K50 series, a successor to the K40 series, is slated to be released soon by Xiaomi‘s sub-brand. Digital Chat Station, a popular tipster, recently disclosed launch timings for Redmi’s newest series.
According to the leaks, the Redmi K50 series will be released in early 2022 and will be available in China by February.
The K50 series will have numerous variants, similar to the Redmi K40 series, and will be powered by four distinct chipsets: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Snapdragon 870, MediaTek Dimensity 7000, and Dimensity 9000.
The K50 series will also run MIUI 13 out of the box, according to previous leaks. MIUI 13 could be announced later this month, since the K50 series is expected to arrive in February. However, it is uncertain whether the K50 series would be released with Android 11-based MIUI or Android 12.
Xiaomi has yet to confirm the device’s official release date. The specifications, however, are already known to the public thanks to prior leaks.
Models codenamed Matisse and Rubens will be released as part of the K50 series, with Matisse being the suspected gaming variant, which will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC.
Matisse will have a 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rate, as well as an OLED panel with a built-in fingerprint scanner. This smartphone model is rumoured to contain a 64MP quad-camera system, as well as a cooling mechanism for a smooth gaming experience. The Redmi K50 Gaming Pro might be the model’s name.
The Dimensity 7000, which is speculated to be the Redmi K50 Gaming non-pro variant, will power the K50 Rubens. Rubens may include a 64MP quad-camera system, similar to Matisse, as well as a specific chipset cooling mechanism.
The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and Snapdragon 870-powered K50 variants will not be revealed until later this year.