Redmi K50 gaming edition with Snapdragon 8 Gen1 appears on GeekBench – comparable to Xiaomi 12 Pro


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Redmi will officially unveil the flagship Redmi K50 series next month. The company has since confirmed that this series will have a model with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC. This model will have a dual VC cooling system as well as a strong performance. The Redmi K50 gaming edition will use the flagship Snapdragon processor. Since it is not a conventional product, it will be thicker than the regular products so that the cooling system, processor, and other chips can fit in.

Redmi K50 gaming edition

The Redmi K50 gaming edition recently appeared on GeekBench 5 database. The smartphone has model number 21121210C. According to the listing, this smartphone has a single-core score of 1240 points while the multi-core score is 3645 points. This score is not much better than the “big brother” Xiaomi 12 Pro, even in single-core. It can be slightly stronger.

In addition to the core performance, the charging speed of the Redmi K50gaming edition is also very good this time. Although it has a built-in 4700 mAh large-capacity battery, it will come with a 120W Immortal Second Charge Pro. This charging capacity will deliver a full 100% charge in 17 minutes. This is the fastest charging speed in the history of Redmi.

Furthermore, there are reports that the Redmi K50 gaming edition will use a center punch-hole straight screen. The right fuselage will retain the physical shoulder button, which can bring a stronger game control experience. On the whole, the Redmi K50 gaming edition is a top-level performance flagship that is truly geared towards gaming.

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Redmi K50 series with Snapdragon 870 on GeekBench

In addition to the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 model of the Redmi K50 series, there will also be other versions. One of them is the Snapdragon 870 model which recently appeared on GeekBench. The new smartphone passed by the Geekbench benchmark with the model number 22021211RC. The Xiaomi 22021211RC scored 963 points in the single-core tests of the Geekbench 5. When it comes to the multi-core department, the device recorded 3,123 points. These results are, so far, okay for a Snapdragon 870-powered smartphone. Interestingly, the listing also confirms the device will come with a Qualcomm processor with a “munch” codename. As a result, we can conclude it’s the Snapdragon 870 SoC.

The chipset’s choice may be a disappointment for some users. After all, the last year’s Redmi K40 was launched with this very same chipset. The device reached the Indian market as Xiaomi Mi 11X and global markets with the POCO F3 moniker. So, to make this device attractive, we expect Xiaomi to offer more than this chipset. Perhaps an upgrade in cameras and charging technology, or else, it will be priced lower than its predecessor. We assume that the Snapdragon 870 should be cheaper in 2022, but we can’t predict these things in an industry plagued with shortages.

Anyway, the Geekbench listing also confirms the Redmi K50 series smartphone will pack 12 GB of RAM. It will also run Android 12 straight out of the box, and we can assume it will reach the market with MIUI 13.

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