Redmi K50 Extreme Edition launches with Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1

Comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner

Release Date
August 11, 2022
Starting Price
¥2999 (~$445)

The Redmi K50 series got a new member today named the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition & as the name suggests, this phone is all about performance. In fact, this is the most powerful phone under the K50 series, thanks to the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. Apart from the performance, there are some notable changes over the other devices under this series. In China, the price starts at ¥2999, which translates to around $450. This is interesting because the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition launched at ¥3299 or about $520.

Design-wise, the Redmi K50 Extreme Edition looks more like a Xiaomi 12 series phone than a Redmi K50 series phone. That is due to the design of the camera module, which resembles the Xiaomi 12 series. The camera setup has evenly separated camera lenses and an LED flash. The back is made of glass and has a matte finish to reduce fingerprints.

One interesting thing about this phone is the under-display fingerprint scanner. You may think, how is it that interesting now that even some budget phones feature the under-display fingerprint scanner? Well, there is no phone under the Redmi K50 series so far that has an under-display fingerprint scanner. In fact, even the Redmi K40 series did not have any phone with an under-display fingerprint scanner. The last time we saw it was in the Redmi K30 series. So, it is like a comeback of a fingerprint scanner under the display for the Redmi K series.

On the front, Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has a 6.67-inch flat 12-bit OLED panel with a hole punch cutout in the center. Now, this is also a very interesting screen because it has a resolution of 2712 x 1220 pixels. Redmi calls it the 1.5K resolution, which means it sits between Full-HD+ & a Quad-HD+ resolution. The benefit of this resolution is that it consumes power close to the 1080p panel, whereas it has a sharpness close to the Quad-HD+ panel. The panel supports Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and Adaptive HDR. There is up to 120Hz refresh rate and 480Hz touch-sampling rate.

There is Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip under the hood with a 3,725mm square VC liquid cooling system. The phone also has Intelligent Frame Stabilization technology for improved frame rates.

The camera setup on the rear includes a 108MP Samsung HM6 sensor with OIS & a 1G-5P glass-plastic hybrid lens. There is an 8MP camera for ultrawide shots & a 2MP camera for macro shots. The phone supports 4K video recording up to 60fps. For selfies, there is a 20MP Sony IMX596 sensor on the front.

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition has a 5,000mAh battery and 120W fast charging.

Redmi K50 Extreme Edition comes in four color options -Black, Blue, Silver & AMG F1 Champion Edition. Here is the pricing –

  • 8GB + 128GB – ¥2999 (~$445)
  • 8GB + 256GB – ¥3099 (~$459)
  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥3399 (~$504)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥3699 (~$549)