Announcement. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra is an inexpensive and very fast smartphone with an unusual screen resolution

Photo Announcement. Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra is an inexpensive and very fast smartphone with an unusual screen resolution

During yesterday's announcement, Xiaomi introduced a smartphone called Redmi K50 至尊版. Automatic translators translate this name into English as Redmi K50 Extreme Edition, but almost all the news calls the novelty Redmi K50 Ultra. Well, Ultra is so Ultra.

As you can easily guess from the hieroglyphs in the title, Redmi K50 Ultra is planned to be sold only in China. And you should not rush to buy a new product on AliExpress either. There is no support for "our" LTE bands (seventh and twentieth).

About the characteristics.

The chipset is the most powerful, ie. Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (yes, for a million points in AnTuTu). 8 or 12 GB of RAM, from 128 to 512 GB of permanent memory. Support for memory cards, of course not.

OLED screen, big size - 6.67" (107 cm²). 12-bit (nearly 69 billion colors). Refresh rate up to 120 Hz. And it seems to be the world's first smartphone with a resolution of 1220x2712 (446 ppi). At least, others are unknown to me.

Standard capacity battery, 5000 mAh. Charging is obscenely fast - 120 W.

The set of cameras is not very impressive, although there is optical stabilization, and the resolution is ultra-high.But happiness is not in megapixels, we already know. The front camera has a resolution of 20 MP (sensor Sony IMX596). There are three rear cameras - 108 + 8 + 2 MP - a standard set, where in addition to the main module there are wide-angle and macro. (Main sensor - Samsung ISOCELL HM6).

Other. NFC, the latest version of Wi-Fi (6E), a fingerprint scanner built into the screen. Don't forget the IR blaster.

And about money. From ¥2,999 (₽27,000, $446) to ¥4,199 (₽37,800, $624) at launch. The most expensive variety - "champion" - was made in collaboration with Mercedes (which is the Formula 1 team).

  • 8+128 GB - ¥2999 (₽27000, $446)
  • 8+256 GB - ¥3099 (₽27900, $460)
  • 12+256 GB - ¥3399 (₽30600, $505)
  • 12+512 GB - ¥3699 (₽33300, $550)
  • 12+512GB 冠军版 (Champion Edition) - ¥4199 (₽37800, $624)

The Champion Edition even has an unboxing in English. Judging by it, the delivery set there is the most common. No extra perks. And for some reason, inside one of the cardboard boxes, the inscription "Redmi K50 Summer Edition" flaunts. Are they planning to sell only until the end of summer?

Key Features of Xiaomi Redmi K50 至尊版 (Ultra, Extreme Edition):

Screen OLED, 6.67", 107 cm², 1220x2712, 446 ppi, 120 Hz, sensor polling rate 480 Hz, 68B(12 bit) colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, HDR10+ HardwareQualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
3.2 GHz, 1 x Cortex-X2, 3 x Cortex-A710, 4 x Cortex-A510, Adreno 730 Memory RAM 8-12 GB, ROM 128-512 GB, no memory card, LPDDR5, UFS 3.1 Mobile Internet5G
EDGE Mobile networks5G Bands 1,3,5,8,28,38,40,41,77,78
LTE Bands 1,3-5,8,18,19,26,34,38-42
UMTS Bands 1(2100), 4(1700), 5(850), 6(800), 8(900), 19(800)
GSM Bands 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900)
CDMA 800 Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5000 mAh, fast charging 120.00 W Dimensions163.1 x 75.9 x 8.6 mm Weight202 g Rear camera: triple, flash, autofocus
- 108 MP, f/1.6, 1/1.67", 0.64μm, Samsung ISOCELL HM6, 4K@60fps, OIS
- 8 MP, wide-angle, 120°
- 2 MP, macro
front camera: 20 MP, Sony IMX596, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo OS Android 12, MIUI 13 SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Light, Fingerprint scanner (screen), NFC USBType-C

I am from Mumbai, India. I write about gadgets and novelties of mobile phones. My profession is a telecommunications engineer.