With the official release of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1, a new wave of flagship smartphones is coming. This morning, @DCS, popular Weibo tech blogger claims that “the new Snapdragon 8 Gen1 will be available in the middle of this month, and the new Dimensity 9000 will look like February”. There are also reports that the Redmi K50 will be the first smartphone to use this flagship processor. He claims that the tentative launch date for the Redmi K50 series will be at the end of February.
According to a previous report, the Redmi K50 has a complete range of processors. There are reports that this device will use four chips. It will use the Snapdragon 870, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Dimensity 7000, and Dimensity 9000. The different models in this series should adopt different configurations. The Redmi K50 will use MediaTek’s sub-flagship, Dimensity 7000 chip. This chip is better than the Snapdragon 870.
The Redmi K50 Pro will come with a relatively cheaper Dimensity 9000. This chip is a 4nm processor. It has a performance output that is on par or maybe better than the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. However, it may be slightly weaker in terms of image ISP and so on.
Redmi K50 Pro+, as the top-of-the-line flagship, may use the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. The overall performance of this device should be better in all aspects.
In addition, both Redmi K50 Pro and Redmi K50 Pro+ models will support E5 high refresh rate and fast charging at 100W.
Redmi K50 series to use a premium display
Looking at the positioning of this series, the Redmi K50 series may be the first Redmi device with a 2K display. Not long ago, the president of Xiaomi Group China and the general manager of the Redmi brand, Lu Weibing revealed that Redmi K50 is too strong not to be called a flagship.
The Redmi K50 will come with a flagship display. According to the exposure options, Redmi’s internal planning for new products has five aspects: independent display, LCD, E6 material OLED, adaptive refresh rate technology, and 2K ultra-clear resolution. It is worth noting that the 2K ultra-clear resolution OLED, E6 material, independent display chip, and other specifications are all new configurations that have never been applied by the Redmi brand before. The Redmi K50 will likely be Redmi’s first 2K model and supports higher refresh rate adjustments.
The Redmi K40 comes with a flagship design as well as an E4 OLED high refresh rate display. As the next-generation product, Redmi K50 will continue its previous strategy and continue to use an ultra-high-quality screen.