Xiaomi’s sub-brand has introduced a new high-end phone, the Redmi K50 Ultra.
The new Redmi K50 Ultra has all the bells and whistles you’d expect from a 2022 flagship phone. For starters, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor — possibly the most powerful chipset you can get on a smartphone today.
This powerful chip is mated to a large 3,725mm² vapor chamber cooling system, which can apparently keep the CPU cool for hours to keep it cool.
The chipset is paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM at 6,400Mbps speeds and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
We also have a pretty packed display. What we have here is a 6.67-inch AMOLED that boasts a 12-bit panel, delta E color calibration, HDR10+ certification, and Dolby Vision.
The battery is rated at a 5,000mAh battery, which is paired with a whopping 120W fast charging, paired with Xiaomi’s dedicated Surge P1 charging chip that handles charging intelligently and safely.
Big on numbers, the K50 Ultra also boasts a 108-megapixel HM6 sensor with optical image stabilization. It is joined by the usuals: 8-megapixel ultra-wide and 2-megapixel macro lens. There’s a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.
Other notable features include stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, an IR blaster for controlling non-smart appliances, NFC, and the latest WiFi 6E.
The Redmi K50 Ultra comes in five variants: 8GB/128GB for CNY2,999 (around Php24,800), 8GB/256GB for CNY3,099 (around Php25,600), 12GB/256GB for CNY3,399 (around Php28,100), 12GB/512GB for CNY3,699 (around Php30,600), and lastly, a 12GB/512GB Mercedes F1 Edition for CNY4,199 (around Php34,700) with only 20,000 units produced. No word yet if it’s coming to the Philippines and other markets.
Redmi K50 Ultra Specs
- Android 12, MIUI 13
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- 6.67-inch FHD+ OLED display, 2712 x 1220 pixel resolution, 446ppi
- 144Hz refresh rate
- HDR10+, Dolby Vision, 12-bit
- 3.19GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 octa-core processor
- 8GB/12GB RAM
- Adreno 730 GPU
- 128GB/512GB UFS 3.1 internal storage, non-expandable
- Under-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- Stereo speakers, No headphone jack
- HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
- WiFi 6e, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.2
- GPS, A-GPS, GALILEO, QZSS, NavIC, BDS
- IR blaster
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6mm
- Weight: 202g
- Colors: Black, Gray, Blue, Mercedes AMG
- 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 120W fast charging