Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, Redmi K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition with 120W Fast Charging Released: Price, Specs

Deepak Gupta February 17, 2022
Updated 2022/02/17 at 5:46 PM

Redmi K50 Gaming Edition and Redmi K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition launched in China on Wednesday. The smartphones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, feature “Dual VC” heat dissipation system and 120W fast charging technology. In addition, Redmi phones get OLED screens, quad JBL speakers, CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis engine, and a gaming-only antenna. The Redmi K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition design is inspired by the Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 race car and is given green accents, carbon fiber texture and checkered flag pattern elements.

Price, availability of Redmi K50 Gaming Edition

The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition smartphone comes in an 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model that costs CNY 3,299 (approximately Rs. 39,000), a 12GB + 128GB configuration that costs CNY 3,599 (approximately Rs. 42,600) and 12GB + 256GB variant priced at CNY 3,899 (approximately Rs. 46,000). It comes in three color options namely black, blue and silver. The special edition Redmi K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition is available with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage at a price of CNY 4,199 (approximately Rs. 49,700).

pre-booking for the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will start tonight with the sale starting February 18th. As of now, there is no information about the international availability of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, including in India.

Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is offered in multiple color options
photo credit: Xiaomi

Redmi K50 Gaming Edition Specifications

The difference between Redmi K50 Gaming Edition and Redmi K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition is design, RAM and storage. Also, the phones are the same. The Dual-SIM Redmi K50 Gaming Edition runs MIUI 13 based on Android 12 and has a 6.67-inch full HD+ AMOLED panel (1,080×2,400 pixels). The screen gets a 120Hz refresh rate, 480Hz touch sampling rate, Displaymate A+ rating, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection.

Under the hood, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition phones get Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoCs with IO Turbo, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The company says the phones get dual VC cooling with 4,860mm square heat dissipation area.

For photography, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition smartphones come with a triple rear camera setup topped by a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, which is paired with a 6P lens. There’s an 8-megapixel ultrawide camera with a 120-degree field of view and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The camera setup also gets a flicker sensor. For selfies, the phone comes with a 20-megapixel Sony IMX596 sensor.

The new Redmi K50 Gaming Edition smartphones come with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/A-GPS/NFC, infrared (IR) blaster and a USB Type-C port. Onboard sensors include accelerometer, light sensor environment, barometer, gyroscope, magnetic compass and proximity sensor.

Other features on Redmi K50 Gaming Edition smartphones include JBL four-unit speaker, 2.0 magnetic power pop-up shoulder switch, and CyberEngine ultra-wideband X-axis motor, which is considered more powerful than that of iPhone 13 series smartphones. . The Redmi phones also come with a 4,700mAh battery with 120W wired fast charging, which reportedly fully charges the phones from zero to 100% in 17 minutes. The phone measures 162.5×76.7×8.5mm and weighs 210 grams.

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