Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi is all set to bring back the K series of smartphones in India. With the launch of Redmi K50i today, the company will re-enter the premium segment of smartphones with its Redmi brand, which will compete with several other new entrants in India. On this note, the smartphone industry will sit at an interesting balance, and all eyes will be on the performance balance offered by the device in India. The smartphone was interestingly featured in the latest 5G tests from Reliance Jio, confirming the device’s 5G connectivity in India.
Redmi K50i India launch date, how to watch live stream
Redmi K50i has been confirmed to launch in India today. The launch event will be streamed live on the company’s official YouTube channel and will go live at 12 noon. We have embedded the link below for you to view.
Redmi K50i Price in India (Expected)
Going by the rumours, the Redmi K50i is believed to be a mid-premium segment smartphone, and could be launched in multiple variants, which could spread across a wide price band. It is important to note that the device could follow a similar trajectory as the Redmi K20 series – its last K series smartphone which was launched in the country exactly three years back in July 2019.
According to reports, the Redmi K50i could be priced between Rs 24,000 and Rs 28,000 in India for its base variant, which is likely to come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It is also set to get a more powerful variant with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage, which could be between Rs 29,000 and Rs 33,000 as per the rumours.
Based on industry reports, the Redmi K50i smartphone could be a rebranded but slightly tweaked version of the Redmi Note 11T Pro 5G, which was launched in China in May this year, and may also be launched as POCO X4 GT was. The thickness of the device is 8.9mm and it weighs 198 grams, which is much heavier. The smartphone has flat edges, which is a new design language being adopted by many devices from Xiaomi and its sub-brands. For example, the POCO F4 5G was also recently launched in India with the same design language.
At the back, the smartphone gets a camera module with two large lenses for the primary and second camera units, while the third camera unit is housed within this similarly designed unit. The front camera drill-hole slot is located at the center of the display, and there is no other extravagant design on the device. There are three color variants of the device in China – Black, Gray and Light Shade of Blue, but in India Redmi can at least offer a shade of Dark.
The 5G smartphone is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC, which is the same processor that could power the device in India. It can be paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. Other key specifications include a 6.6-inch Full HD+ LCD display with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10 and Dolby Vision certification.
At the back, the smartphone could also feature a 64MP primary rear camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP macro camera. This could give it up to 4K video recording, while on the front, it could house a 16MP camera. The entire setup can be powered by a 4,400mAh battery with 120W fast charging.
Other details include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.3 for wireless connectivity, USB-C for charging, and a 3.5mm audio port for connecting wired audio products. The fingerprint sensor could be integrated into the power button on the right side of the smartphone.