Xiaomi has confirmed the launch of a new Redmi K-series smartphone. The company had previously confirmed the launch of a new smartphone in the Redmi K50 series with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Reports suggested that the Redmi K50S series will debut with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon flagship chipset. However, Xiaomi today confirmed that it will launch the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
The device will debut later this month in China. Xiaomi did not confirm any details about the K50 Extreme Edition’s launch in global markets. While we wait for more details on that front, here’s a quick look at everything we know about the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition.
Redmi K50 Extreme Edition Launch
Redmi K50 Extreme Edition will be the fourth smartphone in the K50 series. The device will be the first in its series to feature a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC. Xiaomi did not confirm any other details about the upcoming smartphone.
The Redmi K50 Extreme Edition could be the rumoured K50S series phone, which was rumoured to launch in China. Xiaomi did not explicitly confirm or deny the launch of the Redmi K50S series. Therefore, it could be possible that the K50S series and the K50 Extreme Edition could launch alongside.
The K50S series is supposed to include two devices – K50S and K50S Pro – which will launch globally as the Xiaomi 12T series. We can expect the phones to share most of the specs. The K50 Extreme Edition could feature a 6.67-inch OLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. It is likely to pack a 4,700mAh battery with 67W or 120W fast charging out of the box.
If the K50 Extreme Edition is the rumoured K50S Pro, it is also likely to feature a 200MP HP1 main camera on the back. There will be an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro camera as well. Redmi is expected to launch the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. There will also be a 12GB + 256GB storage option. As expected, the K50 Extreme Edition will launch with Android 12-based MIUI 13 out of the box.