Redmi K50 is coming, with a new chip

Redmi formalizes the first, very important detail about its next gaming smartphone Redmi K50: here's what processor it will use

For about a month there have been several rumors about the next Redmi K50, the 2022 gaming (but not only) smartphone from the budget brand of Xiaomi. It is said that it will be very powerful, thanks to the use of a top of the line chip that, however, will not be the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, which will be used instead on Xiaomi 12.

Now, however, there is the official because Redmi, on the Chinese social Weibo, has published the first "poster" of the future K50 confirming the new chip: it is the MediaTek Dimensity 9000, which stands out in the official image posted by the Chinese brand. But, most likely, it will not be the only chip used in the K50 range. Yes, because Redmi K50 there will be several versions and not all will come to the international market and, if they do, it is not said that they will come with the Redmi brand. What is certain, however, is that Redmi K50 will be one of the first smartphones equipped with the new Dimensity 9000 and that this chip will be very powerful. Some say even more than the competitor Qualcomm.

Redmi K50: how it will be

Chip aside, we still know very little about Redmi K50. Rumor has it that this smartphone will have a flat OLED screen, with a built-in front-facing camera and retractable triggers for gaming. Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, apparently, will be available in two versions, different for each other especially for the chip: Dimensity 9000 and Dimensity 7000 (depowered version of the 9000).

Redmi K50 with Dimensity 7000, however, is expected to arrive only for the Chinese market, while the version with Dimensity 9000 might arrive on the global market under the name POCO F4 GT.

What Redmi K50 will be able to do

To speculate the potential of Redmi K50, given the little information still available, we have to start with the potential of the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chip. This processor is MediaTek's top of the line for 2022 smartphones and is manufactured in 4nm, to consume less power and heat less.

The chip uses the new Arm V9 architecture, is manufactured by TSMC and has a next-generation high-performance Cortex-X2 super-large core.

The Redmi K50's photography capabilities will be very good, because MediaTek Dimensity 9000 integrates an 18-bit HDR-ISP image processing processor, which allows three cameras to shoot HDR video simultaneously. This means, for example, that you'll be able to switch between cameras while shooting.

Dimensity 9000, then, thanks to the Arm Mali-G710 GPU with ray tracing support promises great performance with video games.