Today, Lu Weibing, general manager of the Redmi brand, confirmed when interacting with netizens that Redmi K50 Pro will be the “flagship gatekeeper in 2022”. This flagship series will enter the flagship market with a good price-performance ratio. Recall that the Redmi K40 series is also a pretty decent and affordable flagship series. We can safely call it the best straight screen smartphone with the most powerful performance. The price of the Redmi K40 is so competitive that it became number one on JD’s best-selling list during Double 11.
After nearly a year, the Redmi K50 series is about to debut. This time, the Redmi K50 series will still act as the flagship gatekeeper, and the performance is very exciting. From the speculations so far, the Redmi K50 series has three models. We will have the standard version with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chip. The Redmi K50 gaming version will come with the latest flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen1 chip while the Redmi K50 Pro will come with either Dimensity 9000 or Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC.
Among them, the Redmi K50 gaming version supports 120W super flash charging, and it only takes 17 minutes to fully charge the battery. This is the K series flagship with the fastest charging speed so far. At present, the Redmi K50 series has been officially announced, and it will be officially released next month.
Redmi K50 series get TENAA, Geekbench & 3C certifications
A new Redmi smartphone carrying model number 21121210C has made an appearance on TENAA, Geekbench, and 3C certification websites. The phone packs a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC under the hood. Aside from that, it offers 120W charging support. According to MySmartPrice, these specs suggest that the recently spotted handset could be the Redmi K50 Pro. The Redmi 21121210C secured 1226 points and 3726 points in the single-core and multi-core round of the Geekbench 5 test.
Furthermore, the Geekbench listing reveals that the phone will be powered by an octa-core processor codenamed taro. This processor will have a 1 + 3 + 4 core configuration, coupled with a peak clock frequency of 3.0GHz. In other words, the Redmi 21121210C could pack the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor under the hood. This speculation aligns with an earlier report that suggests the Redmi K50 series will be the most affordable phone to come with the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC.
Aside from that, the Redmi 21121210C bagged the important 3C certification recently. The 3C listing hints at 120W fast charging support. Moreover, the Geekbench listing hints at the availability of 12GB of RAM. It also implies that the phone will come running Android 12 OS. The charging capabilities and the processor powering up the Redmi 21121210C indicate that the device could launch as the much-awaited Redmi K50 Pro.