In the previous week, Qualcomm introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. Shortly after this announcement, several companies have begun disclosing their plans for Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 smartphones. It is already evident that the new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 made by TSMC will be far more prevalent than its predecessors. We cannot list more than 10 smartphones with Snapdragon 888+ from the previous year, but it appears that the number of flagships with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will easily surpass this threshold. Xiaomi Redmi K50S Pro will utilize the new platform, following Realme and Asus.
Xiaomi has already revealed that its upcoming flagship smartphone will utilize the platform. Several smartphones are rumored to include this processor. Today, however, a new leak was released online pointing to the Redmi K50S Pro’s chipset. Apparently, the new smartphone will be known as K50S Pro on the Chinese market and Xiaomi 12T Pro in international markets. The Xiaomi 12 Ultra, Xiaomi 12S Pro, Xiaomi 12S, and the Mi MIX Fold 2 also include this processor. Except for the Redmi K50S Pro, however, none of these devices will be released other than in the Chinese market.
THE XIAOMI 12T PRO WILL BE THE ONLY SNAPDRAGON 8+ GEN 1-POWERED XIAOMI SMARTPHONE FOR GLOBAL MARKETS
Qualcomm has officially announced that the first smartphones utilizing the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 and Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Platforms would be released in the second quarter of 2022. The release of the Oppo Reno 8 series with the latest Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 has already occurred. And the first 8+ Gen 1 smartphones could debut within the next month. Therefore, the Redmi K50S Pro will be available shortly.
Xiaomi claims that the Snapdragon 8+ offers a “genuine experience innovation” rather than a conventional half-generation improvement. The new SoC is manufactured by a different company. It increases performance by 10 percent with slightly increased clock speeds. However, the most significant improvement is a 30% boost in energy efficiency. Reportedly, the heating difficulties that plagued its predecessor have been resolved in the latest revision. Therefore, we can anticipate a substantial upgrade with the new flagships.
There are currently few details available regarding the Redmi K50S Pro. The performance of the new device will certainly place it at the top of the Redmi K50 lineup. It will join the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition as one of the few Redmi K50 smartphones with Qualcomm chipsets in 2022. The product may be released during the next few months.
Today, Xiaomi Mall revealed that the Redmi K50 will have a 618 promotion, with the 8GB+128GB model starting at USD 300. In China, the pre-sale is presently live. It has been operational for around an hour. The original price of this item is USD 330. Therefore, this is a reduction of USD 30.
Redmi K50 is equipped with a MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 flash memory, and a 3950mm2 liquid-cooled three-dimensional cooling system. In addition, it features a 6.67-inch, 3200 x 1440 Samsung AMOLED flexible straight display. E4 material, 120Hz refresh rate, 16,000 class Automatic brightness, ambient color temperature detection, DC dimming, and Corning Gorilla Victus protective glass are a few of the display’s features.
This smartphone features a 48MP (Sony IMX582, OIS) primary camera, an 8MP (Samsung S5K4H7) ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2MP (GC02M1) macro camera. Frontally, it has a 20MP camera (Sony IMX596). The smartphone is equipped with a 5500 mAh battery and supports 67W quick charge, which provides a full charge in 48 minutes. This device has a thickness of 8.48 mm, weighs 201g, supports NFC, infrared remote control, Bluetooth 5.3, twin speakers, X-axis linear motor (AAC Technology 0809), Wi-Fi 6 80MHz, side fingerprint detection, and more.
REDMI K50 SERIES SALES EXCEED ONE MILLION UNITS
In its financial report for the first quarter of 2022, Xiaomi stated that its smartphone business generated sales of 45.8 billion yuan ($6 billion) during the quarter. In addition, the corporation reveals that smartphone market shipments have reached 38.4 million devices. In addition, the company’s global smartphone ASP (Average Selling Price) reached $176 (or 1189 yuan). This is a year-over-year growth of 14.1%. Xiaomi released new mobile phones throughout the first quarter. These include the Xiaomi Civi 1S, the Xiaomi 12 series worldwide version, the Redmi K50/K50 Pro/K50 gaming version/K50 champion version, and the Redmi K50/K50 Pro/K50 gaming version/K50 champion version. Officially, cumulative Redmi K50 series shipments now reach one million units.
REDMI K50 SPECIFICATIONS
- The 6.67-inch, 2K (3200 x 1440 pixel), 120Hz OLED display has a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and a touch sampling rate of up to 480Hz. 16,000 levels of intelligent brightness adjustment, up to 1200 nits peak brightness; Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. Supports Dolby Vision and HDR 10/10+.
- MediaTek Diminutive 8100 5nm SoC with 6-core Mali-G610 GPU
- 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM in conjunction with 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- Android 12 with MIUI 13
- Dual SIM
- Rear cameras: 48MP Sony IMX582 (1/2-inch sensor) main sensor OIS, 8MP ultra-wide lens with 119° FOV, 2MP macro lens, and Flicker Sensor; 4K at 30fps video recording.
- Front Camera: 20MP Sony IMX596 sensor; 1080p at 30fps video capture.
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 76.15 x 8.48 mm; Weight: 201g
- USB Type-C audio, Dual-Speaker Stereo, and Dolby Atmos
- IR sensor and linear motors on the X-axis for immersive haptics
- Dual 5G support (n1/ n3/ n5/ n8/ n28a/ n38/ n41/ n77/ n78 bands), Wi-Fi 6 (2.4/5GHz), supports 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.3, Beidou | GPS (L1+L5) |GLONASS | QZSS (L1+L5) | NavIC:L5, NFC
- 5500mAh (usual) battery with support for 67W rapid charging