Handset maker Xiaomi on Wednesday refreshed its immensely popular Redmi K series with the Redmi K50i 5G smartphone in India. The Redmi K50i comes with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC which is built using the TSMC 5nm-class process that comes with four ARM Cortex A78 super cores and four ARM Cortex A55 efficiency cores, a 144Hz FFS AdaptiveSync display, 67W turbo charge and triple rear camera set-up.
“The Redmi K series set a new benchmark for performance in India with the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in 2019, and we are delighted to bring it back,” Raghu Reddy, Chief Business Officer Xiaomi India, said in a statement.
“Redmi K50i 5G is the most powerful Redmi ever. It has everything a consumer would want, from an insanely powerful processor to one of the highest refresh rate displays to phenomenal cameras to great battery life with super fast charging. This is extreme performance, with zero compromises. And as befits a Redmi device, it is affordable too, reflecting our constant commitment to make technology not just cutting edge but also accessible.”
Redmi K50i 5G prices, specs and features
The Redmi K50i 5G has been launched in India at a starting price of Rs 25,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 128GB storage model. The 8GB RAM + 256GB storage model has been priced at Rs 28,999. The device would go on sale starting July 23 Amazon India, Mi.com, Mi Home Stores, Croma, and other retail stores. As part of an introductory offer, the handset maker is offering up to Rs 3,000 off on the Redmi K50i 5G for EMI purchases and ICICI Bank card users.
In terms of display, the Redmi K50i 5G sports a 6.6-inch LCD display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a 270Hz touch response rate and a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The smartphone sports a 5080mAh battery with support for 67W fast charging.
In terms of imaging, the Redmi K50i 5G comes with a triple rear camera setup at the back led by a 64MP primary Samsung ISOCELL sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide angle lens and a 2MP macro sensor. The Redmi K50i has a 16MP selfie camera in the front. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.3, GPS/ A-GPS, a USB typ-C port and a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.