Xiaomi expands the Redmi K50 series further in China with the announcement of the Ultra variant. Sharing features found on the K50 Pro and K50 Gaming, it’s safe to say that the Ultra is the most powerful model of the series, as it rocks a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor.
Interestingly, the K50 Ultra shares a similar camera layout design as the Xiaomi 12 series with its camera module. The triple rear camera setup consists of a 108-megapixel HM6 main camera with OIS, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The K50 Ultra has a rather unusual display: while it’s the same 6.67-inch panel we’ve seen on a number of Xiaomi phones, this particular 120hz AMOLED panel has a 1.5k resolution and supports 12-bit color. In addition to that, this one comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner instead of the side-mounted variety.
Keeping the lights on is a 5000mAh battery that supports 120w wired charging, while a large vapor chamber keeps temps stable. Other features include stereo speakers, 20-megapixel selfie shooter, and Android 12-based MIUI 13 out of the box.
Redmi K50 Ultra Specs:
- Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor
- 8GB/12GB LPDDR5 RAM
- 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- 6.67-inch 1.5K AMOLED display, 120hz refresh rate, 480hz touch sampling rate, support for HDR10+ and DCI-P3, 12-bit color
- 108-megapixel f/1.8 ISOCELL HM6 main camera with PDAF and OIS, 8-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera, 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro camera
- 20-megapixel IMX 596 selfie camera
- 4G, 5G
- WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, in-display fingerprint scanner
- Stereo speakers, Dolby Atmos
- 5000mAh battery
- 120w fast charging
- Android 12, MIUI 13
The Redmi K50 Ultra starts at CNY 3000(~Php 24.8k) for the 8GB/128GB, making it one of the most affordable Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1-powered phones in the market. The top-end 12GB/512GB variant has a competitive price at CNY 3700(~Php 30.6k), while an additional CNY 500 gets you the Mercedes F1 edition.
While it is available in China, we’re not sure if Xiaomi will make it available outside of China. However, given the familiar design of the Redmi K50 Ultra, we will not be surprised if it launches globally as the Xiaomi 12T.