The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition and the K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition smartphones have been launched by Xiaomi in China. Pricing starts at CNY 3,299 (roughly USD 520).
The only difference between the two handsets is that the AMG F1 Champion Edition has a different design. The AMG F1 Champion Edition smartphone comes in a single 12GB/256GB model and has green accents, carbon fiber texture, and a checkered flag pattern on the back.
As the name suggests, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition aims to appeal to mobile gamers. Additionally, the K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition model has been brought to market in partnership with the Mercedes-AMG F1 Team.
As demand for gaming smartphones rises, Redmi’s latest offerings will likely cement the brand’s position in this niche market.
Redmi K50 Gaming Edition and Redmi K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition feature a punch-hole design with rounded corners, slim bezels, and a fingerprint sensor on the side. Furthermore, quad JBL speakers are included as well as magnetic pop-up shoulder buttons for gaming. The phones feature a 6.67-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, a touch sampling rate of 480Hz, and Gorilla Glass Victus protection.
The Redmi K50 Gaming and Champion Editions come with triple cameras on the back, including a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens, and a 2MP macro lens. The phones have a 20MP Sony IMX596 front-facing camera for selfies and video calling.
A Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor powers the Redmi K50 Gaming and Champion Editions, which have up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Powered by Android 12-based MIUI 13, the handsets house a 4,700mAh battery and offer 120W fast charging. The phone supports 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, and a USB Type-C port.
The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is available in China at a starting price of CNY 3,299 (roughly USD 520) for the 8GB/128GB model and reaches a maximum price of CNY 3,899 (roughly USD 615) for the 12GB/256GB variant.
K50 AMG F1 Champion Edition for solo 12GB/256GB configuration costs CNY 4,199 (roughly USD 662).
Redmi K50 Gaming Edition will be available from February 18.