The trend for Ultra smartphones has officially begun! More and more companies are decided to launch “Ultra” flagships this year, in a bid to capture the “super-premium” segment. Motorola, Xiaomi, and OnePlus are among the brands expected to launch Ultra flagships in the second half of 2022. Xiaomi will launch the anticipated Xiaomi 12 Ultra, but apparently, the company has something else to offer. Xiaomi’s subsidiary Redmi si preparing the terrain for a new Redmi K50 Ultra. That’s right, the Redmi K50 series will get a new member very soon. According to the well-known tipster, Digital Chat Station, the Redmi K50 Ultra will pack the recently released Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC.
Redmi K50 Ultra key specifications
Apparently, the Redmi K50 Ultra will retain most of the Redmi K50 Pro specifications. That includes the 100W+ fast-charging. However, it will bring a 50 MP main camera with a larger sensor. The phone will also pack an OLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a Full HD+ resolution. The panel also has DC dimming therefore it’s easy on the eyes. The Redmi K50 Ultra comes with a single punch-hole for the camera, and the panel will be flat with slight curves for easier handling.
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The battery capacity will sit between 4,800 mAh and 5,000 mAh. Therefore, we can expect Xiaomi to equip the device with its 120 W fast-charging technology. It’s already present on a bunch of Mi and Redmi smartphones. An Ultra flagship is known to offer the best a brand can offer, therefore, we’re really expecting it to come with 120 W charging. Hopefully, the 5000 mAh battery is the one coming with the handset. After all, there is still a big limitation in these crazy fast-charging rates. Most of the phones with 100W+ charging are coming with smaller batteries. The Realme GT Neo 3, for example, comes with 150 W charging and a 4,500 mAh battery, but there is a variant with a 5,000 mAh battery and 80 W charging.
The Redmi K50 Ultra will likely be exclusive to the Chinese market. Even the Xiaomi 12 Ultra might be. However, we can eventually see this package of specs reaching global markets under POCO branding. The Redmi K50 Gaming, for example, is available across global markets as POCO F4 GT. The brand will soon introduce a POCO F4, and the Redmi K50 Ultra may also appear as POCO F4 Ultra. The recently released Redmi Note 11T series, on the other hand, will get Redmi K50i rebranding in India.
The Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 will bring a 10 percent power increase, but the major highlight is on the 30% percent battery life increase.