Redmi K50 series with MediaTek Dimensity chipsets launching on March 17th; design revealed too

The Redmi K50 Pro series will be equipped with MediaTek Dimensity SoC.

Highlights
  • Redmi K50 and K50 Pro will launch in China on March 17th
  • The Redmi K50 Pro and K50 Pro+ are confirmed to feature Dimensity 8100 and Dimensity 9000 chipsets, respectively
  • They will also sport a nano-microcrystalline rear casing with sparkling ice crystal elements for a unique look

The Redmi K50 launch date has been officially confirmed via a Weibo post by Redmi. As per the post, the K50 series will launch in China on March 17th. The launch will most likely include the Redmi K50Redmi K50 Pro, and Redmi K50 Pro+; to recall, the company launched the Redmi K50 Gaming smartphone powered by Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset last month. The teaser post also revealed some specifications of the upcoming phones, along with its. The brand confirmed that the Redmi K50 Pro will be equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset, which should make it one of the first devices to come with this SoC. Similarly, the Dimensity 9000 flagship SoC will power the Pro model. Let’s take a look at what to expect from these phones.

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The launch will see the global reveal of the phones, which means that they could arrive in India in a couple of months.

Redmi K50 and K50 Pro specifications

The vanilla Redmi K50 is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 870 chipset, whereas the Pro series phones will use MediaTek SoCs. Redmi K50 Pro will use the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC, as confirmed by Redmi, while the Pro+ model will get the flagship Dimensity 9000 chipset. In fact, official teasers for the Pro+ notched up a crazy-high 1,041,818 score on the popular AnTuTu benchmarking app — on the official AnTuTu rankings, no phone has ever crossed the 1-million mark, with iQOO 9 Pro coming the closes at 997,944.

As for other features, the Pro phones are expected to feature a triple rear camera setup with a primary 108-megapixel sensor. It’ll also offer up to 120W fast charging support, and 12GB RAM. The display will most likely be an FHD+ AMOLED panel with 120Hz refresh rate. Renders of the K50 Pro were leaked recently showcasing a flat display, hole-punch cutout, and triple rear cameras.

Coming to the design teaser, Redmi K50 series can be seen with what is being called the new nano-microcrystalline rear casing with sparkling ice crystal elements. The design seems to be refracting the light that the back panel receives for a unique look. We can also see the triple rear camera setup housed in a circular module on the back panel. 

We should find out more about the upcoming Redmi K50 series smartphones in the coming days as the launch date draws closer.

Key Specs

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Pro 5G
MediaTek Dimensity 9000 | 8 GBProcessor
6.67 inches Display
108 MP + 8 MP + 2 MPRear camera
20 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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