The Xiaomi Redmi K series smartphone has been a popular choice for buyers looking for a budget phone with good features. The Redmi K series has a range of prices and features, from the budget-friendly Redmi K20 to the more expensive Redmi K50 Pro. Recently the company has introduced a new phone for gamers, the Redmi K50. It has already been released in April in India. Let’s see some top features, pros and cons of the Xiaomi Redmi K50 gaming edition.
Key Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition
Design and Display
The K40 Gaming Edition’s metal frame and the frosted back glass show that it is similar to last year’s K40. The lens module changed from an oval to a rounded rectangle. The lightning-like flash and the RGB lights on the camera also have been retained from the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition. But, RGB lights if you get any message or plug in the charger. Hence, it will not light up when gaming. This might be a downside of the K50 gaming edition.
There is no headphone jack, which is typical among gaming phones. However, the phone has an extra microphone port on the side. Besides, you will also get the Xiaomi brand’s exclusive physical shoulder button.
The IR transmission power of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition has been enhanced, allowing it to be used to control devices up to ten meters away. If you liked the K40 Gaming Edition last year, it is evident that you will like the K50 Gaming Edition too.
The screen in this year’s Xiaomi Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is from the same screen producer as last year’s, and the specs are also the same.
Adaptive Colors have been added to Options, and this enhances PWM dimming with 1920Hz high-frequency. This lets you say goodbye to the conventional dimming control technique.
The fifth-generation screen protection glass has been replaced with the updated Corning Victus Glass. This screen is well equipped for gamers.
Anyone who was expecting a lot from this version of Redmi’s K50 gaming phone in regards to photography will be in for a disappointment. In reality, it’s not as bad as you’d expect. While it does not use the same camera as the K40 Gaming Edition from last year, it does just fine most of the time. But you will get enhanced performance on night photography.
The camera on the ultra wide-angle camera provides generally good results but is not without flaws, particularly at the edges of the shot. The main camera can record 4k/60fps video. Further, the ultrawide camera supports up to 1080P 30fps. Also, it allows reducing the color sensor for the flicker sensor when shooting. However, you will not get much support for video recording. The flickering brightness of the lights will continue even if the schedule of the lights is different.
Overall, the phone offers a 64 MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, and 2MP macro lenses. With these, you can capture HDR photos and videos along with panoramas. In addition to that, the camera also features a dual-led flash.
On the front, you will get a 20 MP selfie camera with HDR capability. Besides, you will be able to record 1080P @30/60fps videos too.
The Redmi K50 gaming edition’s audio output is comparable to that of the Xiaomi 12 Pro, which also uses four units of speakers. It comes with two high-range JBL speakers for high-frequency sounds and the other for playing the lows. It’s an impressive device to try out when playing video games. The stereo loudspeaker and 3 mm jack give you 24-bit/192kHz audio.
The high-frequency section of the sound is played by the two speakers, while the low-frequency part is played by the other two speakers. Hence, it is a remarkable device for playing music too.
Charging & Battery Life
You will get the charger in the box. It uses a Type-C cable which is L-shaped, and it is longer than other phones. The K50 Gaming Edition provides 120W charging capacity, allowing 19 minutes to full charge 43, ten minutes for 71%, and five minutes for 43% charging. Thanks to the exceptional heat dissipation design, faster charging is also possible while playing games. The extraordinary heat dissipation design allows the device to charge while gaming without being made the device hot.
With 120 watts of charging power, the Xiaomi 12 Pro is less than as powerful as the K50 Gaming Edition. The battery capacity is just 4700mAh, but it is not overwhelmingly small.
The Redmi K50 gaming edition features Qualcomm SM8450 Snapdragon 8 Gen, which is the most powerful for gaming phones. Equipped with an Adreno 730 GPU and Octa-core CPU, the phone can give you excellent gaming performance.
However, the phone doesn’t come with any external SD card slot. It offers three variations to the buyers, 128GB+8GB RAM, 128GB+12GB RAM and 256GB+12GB RAM.
Price of Redmi K50 Gaming
The official price in India is 38,179 rupee or BDT, approximately 55,000 (1 rupee= BDT 1.18). However, the phone is yet to get an official release in Bangladesh. The official price in Bangladesh might be higher after paying the taxes.
The Redmi K50 Gaming is clearly better than its predecessor, with numerous improvements in every area. It’s slightly below expectations in gaming for the pro gamers, but its performance for Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 phones is great. Its audio and video quality is also very good.
Apart from its less camera performance, the Xiaomi Redmi K50 gaming edition is an excellent value. This year, it also finally supports Google Mobile Services without incompatibility concerns. This phone is recommended to anyone who is looking for a high-performing gaming phone. But if you are someone who needs a phone for high-quality images, this phone is a big No.