Xiaomi India has brought back the Redmi K Series with the launch of the new Redmi K50i 5G smartphone. The first K series smartphone in three years, the K50i is powered by the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor. Xiaomi also announced the launch of Redmi Buds 3 Lite alongside the K50i. Starting at Rs 25,999, the Redmi K50i will compete in the mid-premium smartphone segment along with the likes of OnePlus Nord 2T, Vivo V23, Samsung Galaxy M53, and more.
Redmi K50i 5G: Full Specs, Highlights, and more
What makes Redmi K50i stand out is the flagship processor that drives it. The MediaTek Dimensity 8100 processor is built using the TSMC N5 and comes with four ARM Cortex A78 super cores, and four ARM Cortex A55 efficiency cores. The Redmi K50i 5G balances the power-packed performance with efficient power management. The MediaTek processor paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage delivers a speedy performance while taking care of the user’s multitasking needs. The smartphone comes with Liquid 2.0 and a 7-layer graphite sheet for efficient cooling during heavy tasks, making it an attractive buy for gamers and streamers.
The Redmi K50i comes with a 6.6-inch full HD+ liquid FFS (Field Fringe Switching) Display. It is also the first Redmi smartphone to support Dolby Vision. An adaptive refresh rate of 144Hz ensures a seamless experience for the consumer. In order to optimise the battery life, K50i’s display can switch the refresh rate depending on the content being shown on it. On top of that, the K50i also provides better colour reproduction and wider viewing angles.
Audiophiles may also want to look into Redmi’s latest offering, as the K50i comes with Dolby Atmos support as well as Hi-Res wired and wireless audio. The phone comes with dual stereo speakers and a 3.5mm audio jack. With an output capacity of 500mv at 32ohms, the 3.5mm audio jack can also support powerful headphones.
When it comes to camera specs, the Redmi K50i 5G features a triple camera arrangement at the rear, with a flagship 64-megapixel sensor backed by an 8MP and 2MP ultrawide lens. This camera unit can work under extreme conditions to produce high-quality images. The 16MP front camera is on par for the mid-premium segment.
The 5080mAh battery pack can provide a day’s worth of backup, according to Xiaomi. It takes up to 40 minutes to be fully charged using the 67W Turbo Charger (included in the box). The Redmi K50i is available in three colours, Quick Silver, Stealth Black, and Phantom Blue.
Prices for the Redmi K50i 5G start at Rs 25,999 for the 6GB RAM 128GB storage model, going up to Rs 28,999 for the 8GB RAM 256GB storage model. Both devices are currently available at a discounted price of Rs 20,999 and 23,999 respectively. Redmi also launched their new wireless headphones, Redmi Buds 3 Lite. Weighing only 35 grams, these are Redmi’s first double-tiered silicone earbuds that blend into your ear, providing a comfortable, snug fit. At full charge, these earbuds can deliver up to 5 hours of listening time. Currently listed at Rs 1,999, the Redmi Buds 3 Lite can be purchased at mi.com, Mi Home, and Amazon.in starting 31st July.