15. August 2022

Redmi K50i First Impressions: Updating a Classic

Xiaomi hasn’t been too constant about launching its power-packed Redmi Ok-series smartphones in India. The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro have been fashionable with energy customers in 2019, and each stayed related for fairly a while. Now, the corporate has launched its new Redmi K50i, which guarantees to offer avid gamers simply what they’re on the lookout for. Let’s unbox this telephone and go over the specs so you’ll be able to determine whether or not it strikes the type of steadiness you are on the lookout for.

The Redmi K50i has simply been introduced with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage priced at Rs. 25,999 in India, or with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage for Rs. 28,999. It arrives in a pretty plain field, with not even a image on it. This telephone’s large promoting factors, its MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC and assist for Dolby Vision in addition to Dolby Atmos, get enormous shoutouts on one aspect. Just a few different specs are highlighted on the again as effectively, and we’ll speak about these quickly. The ‘Made in India’ brand actually stands out right here.

It takes solely a few moments to peel again the tape and slide the lid off. Inside, you get a pretty normal set of equipment. There’s a SIM eject instrument and a clear plastic case in a paper folder. The Redmi K50i itself is beneath that, wrapped in plastic for defense. The physique is manufactured from plastic however there’s Gorilla Glass 5 on the entrance for defense. We have the Quick Silver color right here, and Xiaomi calls the end “crystalline”. There’s a slight color shift, and this telephone appears icy blue below indoor lighting however metallic silver open air. There’s additionally a Phantom Blue color choice with the identical texture, or a matte Stealth Black.

The K50i feels alright when it comes to building high quality however undoubtedly does not really feel as slick as others yow will discover on this worth phase that are manufactured from metallic and glass. It’s 8.87mm thick and weighs 200g which is comparatively chunky by immediately’s requirements. You get a fairly hefty 67W charger with a USB Type-A port, and so you will additionally discover a Type-A to Type-C cable as effectively. Both of those shall be wanted for quick charging.

You can see the distinguished triple digicam setup on the again. The cameras on the rear protrude fairly a bit and this telephone will not keep flat on its again on any laborious floor. A scratch protector is pre-applied to the entrance, however sadly will get smudged simply.

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The Redmi K50i has a pretty easy design and every part is the place you’d anticipate it to be

The energy button on the correct has an built-in fingerprint sensor, and the quantity buttons are proper above it. The twin Nano-SIM tray, USB Type-C port and important speaker are on the underside. The left aspect is clean, nevertheless it’s good to see a 3.5mm audio socket on the highest, together with a speaker grille and IR emitter.

On booting the Redmi K50i for the primary time, you will be taken via the setup course of, through which there’s an choice for Glance lockscreen promoting. You can select between a flat UI and one with an app drawer. This unit shipped with MIUI 13 based mostly on Android 12. There’s a little bit of preinstalled bloatware, and we’ll see how effectively MIUI and its many customisations work after we do a full evaluate of this telephone.

Coming to {hardware}, there may be after all that MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC, which is 5G succesful and stated to ship flagship-level efficiency. We will after all check this in our full evaluate. Xiaomi has designed a graphite and vapour chamber cooling system since this telephone will probably be used for gaming. The Redmi K50i shall be accessible with both 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, like this unit. The battery capability is 5,080mAh and 67W charging is supported with the included brick, or you need to use any USB-PD charger as much as 27W.

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The physique and rear panel are manufactured from plastic, and you’ve got a alternative of three colors

The show of the K50i is 6.6 inches diagonally and has a full-HD+ decision plus a 144Hz refresh price. Dolby Vision and HDR10 assist are noteworthy options, and we’ll strive varied streaming apps and sorts of content material in our full evaluate. Brightness goes as much as 650nits.

The 16-megapixel entrance digicam is centred on the high of the display. On the again, you will get a 64-megapixel important digicam, an 8-megapixel wide-angle digicam, and a 2-megapixel macro digicam. Photo and video high quality shall be a part of our evaluate course of, however listed below are some early samples that we will share with you.

The Redmi K50i ought to enchantment to a area of interest viewers. If you care about uncooked energy and gaming efficiency, you need to keep tuned for our full evaluate. We’ll additionally see how effectively this telephone does when it comes to battery life, software program, usability and naturally cameras, in comparison with others that value across the similar quantity.

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