At their official launch event in China, Redmi unveiled the Redmi K50G, also known as the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, a part of this year’s Redmi K series. The smartphone is installed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen-1 SoC & comes with several features designed to boost performance and improve the device’s gameplay experience.
Owing to the inclusion of a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor and a twin vapor cooling chamber, the gaming smartphone is expected to be a behemoth. The K50G will succeed the K40 Gaming smartphone in 2021 will also be accessible in a Mercedes F1 Edition with black, silver, and turquoise colors.
The Redmi K50G comes with a sleek exterior with well-crafted elements influenced by sports cars.
On the rear panel, the lens module, and even the speaker slot, the smartphone sports an “X” shaped theming. An LED strip on the camera frame also serves as a notification light.
The K50G includes two shoulder triggers on the right side, which positions the power button lower than standard smartphones. A volume changer is placed on the left and positioned lower than usual. The device has a steel frame and a rear covered in AG Glass.
Compared to the Snapdragon 888, the Redmi K50G features the 8 Gen 1 chipset, based on a 4nm technology and offers better CPU and GPU capabilities. Upon paired up with the Soc, users can get up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 258GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
The Redmi K50G comes with MIUI 13 pre-installed and features a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen featuring FHD+ resolution and the required 120W refresh rate. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor should maintain outstanding performance for longer gameplay sessions thanks to the dual vapor chamber cooling mechanism.
The K50G will be offered in 8/128GB, 12/128GB, and 12/256GB variants. The gaming credentials are completed by a set of extendable shoulder buttons that retract when not in use.
Redmi’s special metal heat dissipation magnetic casing, which can be coupled up with a magnetic heat dissipation auxiliary fan to keep the heat low during long gaming sessions, is also available for purchase.
Quick peek to specs
There’s a 64MP main camera on the back panel, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, the seemingly required 2MP macro lens, and a 20MP selfie camera. The biometric reader is located on the phone’s side.
While the battery is smaller than the K50 G’s predecessor, it does allow ultra-quick 120W wired charging, which should help the situation run smoothly. Gorilla Glass Victus security, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, NFC, and better haptic feedback are important improvements that should be reflected in the gameplay experience.
Redmi has also centered more on a cinematic experience this time around, offering the world’s first CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis motor on the K50G, which is arguably the leading X-axis vibration motor on an Android smartphone.
The smartphone’s sound system is also rather excellent, with one primary speaker and one tweeter on both sides for a quad-speaker arrangement that provides dramatic and high-fidelity music.
It’s unclear whether the Redmi K50G will be launched in its current form outside of China or as a renamed Poco device known as the F4 GT. The Redmi K50G will retail around RMB 3,299 in China for the 8/128GB variation, RMB 3,599 for the 12/128GB variant, RMB 3,899 for the 12/256GB configuration, and RMB 4,199 for the quite snazzy-looking Mercedes F1 Edition.
The Redmi Router AX5400, which costs RMB 599, also comes with a flagship-level 2.5G ethernet connection, 16 million-color RGB lighting effects, and game acceleration plug-ins to deliver the greatest gaming experience a PC or Smartphone.