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Redmi K50 Gaming goes official with SD 8 Gen 1, 120W charging

After months and weeks of speculations, Xiaomi’s gaming sub-brand, Redmi, has finally launched the most-anticipated and ambitious gaming smartphone in China. Meet — the Redmi K50 Gaming.

In partnership with Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team, Xiaomi brings the Redmi K50 Gaming to the table in a special, limited fabrication. The special limited edition gaming handset features a completely overhauled design in comparison to the last year’s Redmi K40 Gaming, with the racing team’s badge and colors.

In terms of specifications, the Redmi K50 Gaming is boasting a 6.67-inch FHD+ display in a 10-bit OLED panel, with a 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch response rate, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. The futuristic-looking back panel is made out of glass.

There’s also a 20MP Sony IMX 596 selfie snapper in front housed while the back houses a 64MP triple-camera setup, alongside 8MP ultra-wide and 2MP telemacro camera modules.

Redmi K50 Gaming’s highlights

Under the hood, the gaming beast features the latest and most-powerful Snapdragon chip to date, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1. A 4nm octa-core processor with the next-gen Adreno 730 GPU.

The chip is coupled with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and runs on the latest Android 12 with MIUI 13 on top. It also has the all-new dual vapor chamber (VC) cooling system with a copper radiator placed on top of the chipset to prevent the chip from heating.

The Redmi K50 Gaming also features dual graphite sheets, stainless steel, and mesh materials.

The Redmi K50 Gaming in Special Mercedes Edition

Furthermore, it has a large 4,700mAh battery inside with a whopping 120Hz fast charging tech, which the brand claims that the phone can go from a flat 0-percent to a full 100-percent in just 17 minutes.

Other features include the next-gen Wi-Fi 6E connectivity along with NFC. Gaming-wise, the Redmi K50 Gaming comes equipped with Xiaomi’s CyberEngine x-axis haptics motor and dual JBL-tuned stereo speakers.

Pricing & Availability

The Redmi K50 Gaming is available in Dream Blue, Silver, Black, and the Special Mercedes Edition. It comes in four variants, the 8+128GB model retails for CNY 3,299 (~roughly PHP 26.7K), while the 12+128GB one sells out for CNY 3,599 (~roughly PHP 29.1K). The 12+256GB variant, on the other hand, sells out for CNY 3,899 (~roughly PHP 31.5K).

Apart from the standard models, the Special Mercedes Edition (12+256GB) variant sells out for CNY 4,199 (~roughly PHP 34K).

It will go on sale in China on February 18.