Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone for less

Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phone for less
February 17 18:34 2022 Print This Article


Since the K20, Redmi has been puking out more than capable premium phones at lower costs. This is true with their newest K50 lineup, the K50 Gaming Edition. The phone has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, a high refresh rate AMOLED panel and even boasts it’s 120W fast charging technology.

As a brief summary, the K50 Gaming Edition packs in Qualcomm’s best, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. In case you missed it, the chip already scores 1 Million points in AnTuTu v9. This is accompanied by up to 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Its cameras is lead by a Sony IMX 686 shooter coupled with an 8MP ultrawide and another 2MP shooter.

The 20MP selfie camera is encased within the 6.67″ Full HD Super AMOLED panel that refreshes at 120Hz. Booting up the device is Android 12 on top of MIUI 13. It is also kitted with a 4700mAh battery that can charge up to 120W.

With specifications aside, the notable features of the K50 Gaming is the inclusion of physical shoulder keys for gaming on the right side of the frame. It also improves haptics with Xiaomi’s CyberEngine x-axis motor. Another thing to note is Redmi packed in dual JBL-tuned stereo speaker system.

The firm developed a new dual vapor chamber cooling the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chip. The cooling system measures 4860mm² in total.

Its display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, and also with improved touch polling rate of up to 480Hz. The Full HD OLED panel also outputs 10-bit color.

Specifications and price of the K50 Gaming Edition are listed below. Do note that these are directly converted from Chinese Yuan and are not representative of official Philippine pricing.

8/128 – 3299CNY/PHP 26,712
12/128 – 3599CNY/PHP 29,141
12/256 – 3899CNY/PHP 31,570
12/256(AMG Petronas) – 4198CNY/PHP 34,000

SoC: 3GHz Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 4nm Octa
GPU: Adreno (730)
AnTuTu v9 : 1 Million
Display: 6.67-inch Full HD OLED , 120Hz refresh rate
RAM: 8/12GB
Storage:128/256GB
Rear Cameras : 3
Main :64MP camera,
Ultrawide: 8MP camera
Aux: 2MP camera
Selfie Camera: 20MP
OS: Android 12, MIUI 13 for China
Battery: 4700mAh
Charging: 120W charging (wired)

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