Redmi K50 Ultra tries to divorce Xiaomi by betting on Mercedes

The Redmi brand is famous in Europe as a line of Xiaomi products. Then we talk about a sub-brand. However, the Chinese group has the ambition to make it an independent brand. For this, he is betting on a partnership with Mercedes for their new flagship.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition Mercedes

Beware of the extended name: Xiaomi Redmi K50 Ultra Extreme Edition. Among us, we will quietly call it the Redmi K50 Ultra. This model should play the flagship of the Redmi brand, and it was announced along with the Mi Fold 2 from Xiaomi.

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Redmi K50 Ultra in . format Extreme Edition He has a therapist Intense. This is the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC found on Samsung, but also on the latest Asus. With this SoC, the peculiarity is that every major manufacturer uses a proprietary cooling system. It also features LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage.

Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition Mercedes
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition

Since the Redmi sub-brand is known for its easily accessible prices, Xiaomi has decided to use an unusual screen in this model, with a definition of 2712 x 1220 pixels, the company calls it 1.5K. It is supposed to be the perfect compromise between the sharpness of the displayed image (446 pixels per inch) and energy savings (the matrix is ​​supposed to consume a little more than a Full HD screen, but less than a QHD screen).

The screen used is of course AMOLED. It measures 6.67 inches in diameter and can refresh up to 120Hz. Additionally, the touch screen refresh has also been enhanced. On board we also find technology that reduces image flicker.

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On the other hand, we can assume that the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition will provide satisfactory autonomy, as the battery capacity is 5000 mAh with fast wired charging at 120W. Finally, the main camera of the Redmi K50 EE is based on the Samsung ISOCELL 108MP HM6 sensor with optical image stabilization. We also find an 8-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel macro camera. On the front, it is based on a 20-megapixel sensor.

The list of other features is an in-display fingerprint reader, Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, dual GPS, NFC, infrared port and stereo speakers. Everything is enclosed in a waterproof (IP53) casing. Here, it comes down to a bit of economy…more protection would have led to higher costs.

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Currently, the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition is only available in the domestic market. For our part, we believe that this product will change its name when it crosses the Chinese border.

Depending on the version, calculate from 400 to 700 euros, excluding tax. The biggest alternative is the Xiaomi Redmi K50 Extreme Edition Mercedes, and the partnership with the German car manufacturer brings a significant additional cost.


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