Redmi K50 series suggested to feature CyberEngine vibration engine, could rival haptic in Apple iPhone models

Deepak Gupta
Deepak Gupta January 19, 2022
Updated 2022/01/19 at 8:32 AM

The Redmi K50 series is set to feature the most powerful X-axis vibration motor on Android smartphones, according to Xiaomi. The Chinese smartphone maker has revealed details of the CyberEngine haptic engine, which will be featured in its upcoming smartphones. The manufacturer also shared technical details of the powerful X-axis vibration motor, which is said to be three times more powerful than current Android smartphones. The upcoming vibration motor is comparable to the performance of the haptic motor on current iPhone models, according to the company.

Xiaomi shared details of the first “CyberEngine ultra-wideband engine” codenamed AAC 1016, in a post on Weibo, calling it the strongest X-axis haptic motor on an Android smartphone. Xiaomi also revealed that the motor measures 560 cubic millimeters with an ultra-wide frequency range of 50Hz and 500Hz. The company also claimed that its upcoming Redmi K50 smartphones, which will feature the CyberEngine haptic engine, will be the only Android phones to compare to the 130Hz resonant frequency offered by Apple’s iPhone models. However, Xiaomi has not revealed whether the X-axis vibration motor will be present in all K50 series handsets or just the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition smartphone, due for release in February.

Meanwhile, AAC, maker of the CyberEngine X-axis vibration engine, also took to a post on Weibo to share details of component set for Redmi K50 series. The manufacturer claimed that the resonant frequency of 130Hz offered the “most comfortable experience” for the human body (translated), adding that the product has been in development for three years. The CyberEngine vibration engine is designed for use in smartphones, gamepads, car screens and wearables, including AR and VR products, according to the manufacturer.

Xiaomi has been teasing various features of its smartphones, and the company previously revealed that a smartphone from the Redmi K50 series, which is codenamed DreamPhone, will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC. The smartphone is expected to launch in February and will feature dual VC liquid cooling, while coming with a 4,700mAh battery paired with 120W fast charging. According to a recent leak out by the insider Digital Chat Station, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition could be the first smartphone to launch in February, followed by handsets with MediaTek Dimensity 8000 and Dimensity 9000 SoCs.

Meanwhile, the Panda informant is bald (translated) declared The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will launch with a 6.67-inch full-HD+ OLED screen with curved edges. A vanilla Redmi K50 smartphone was also spotted on Geekbench with scores suggesting the smartphone could be equipped with a Snapdragon 870 SoC under the hood, paired with 12GB of RAM. Xiaomi has yet to reveal the specs of the Redmi K50 series smartphones, as well as details of the upcoming Redmi K50 smartphone that is expected to launch next month.


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