A recent report from popular Weibo leakster, @DCS shows that some new devices from Xiaomi have been filed for. The Weibo blogger claims that these smartphones are in the Xiaomi Mi 12 and Redmi K50 series. As usual, Xiaomi is about to create another war within its own flagships. Interestingly, both flagships will use the same flagship processor, Snapdragon 898 SoC. According to speculations, the Snapdragon 898 will be officially unveiled this year. So far, it appears that the Xiaomi Mi 12 series will be the first to use this processor. Thus, this smartphone needs to launch in November at the earliest. Some report claims that this device will launch in mid-December. Recall that the Xiaomi Mi 11 debuting the Snapdragon 888 launched in December last year.
Considering the performance of the Redmi K40 series, everyone’s expectations for the Redmi K50 are higher. According to past practices, the Redmi K series models are a little late than other Snapdragon 898 models. Furthermore, the Redmi K series observes the digital series performance which makes it easier to set a suitable price. This series also gives an option for Xiaomi Mi 12 series lovers with a shallow pocket. If the digital series is too expensive, try the Redmi K series, after all, they use the same chip. This is Xiaomi’s idea and it may debut the Redmi K5o series in December this year.
Just like previous models, the Redmi K50 series will still have three models. However, all the models will not use the same processor. While one of them will come with the Snapdragon 888 SoC, the other two will use the flagship Snapdragon 898 SoC. The Snapdragon 898 SoC will be equipped with a three-cluster CPU design with a large core frequency. It will include a very large Cortex-X2 core, a large Cortex-A710 core, and a small Cortex-A510 core. By design, the AnTuTu running points of this chip may exceed one million for the first time.
In addition, some sources claim that the Redmi K50 series will use up to 100W fast charging for the first time. However, only the Pro+ model will use this charging capacity. The regular model will support a lower charging capacity.
In the camera department, the Redmi K50 will come with a 108MP main camera. This again will be for the high-end model only. The lower models will use a 48MP main camera. However, the lower models may also have a higher pixel for 4in1.