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Redmi K50 Pro teardown reveals the components of Xiaomi's latest performance-focused smartphone

The Redmi K50 Pro may launch outside China under the POCO F4 series. (Image source: WekiHome)
The Redmi K50 Pro may launch outside China under the POCO F4 series. (Image source: WekiHome)
The Redmi K50 Pro may only be a few days old, but it is already possible to see what the smartphone looks like from the inside. Currently restricted to China, the Redmi K50 Pro is one of the first smartphones to launch with the Dimensity 9000, MediaTek's 4 nm SoC that goes toe-to-toe with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

WekiHome has published the first Redmi K50 Pro teardown video, embedded below. Launched last week alongside the Redmi K40S and the Redmi K50, the Redmi K50 Pro combined the Dimensity 9000 with a Samsung E4 display, along with LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage and an ISOCELL HM2 as its primary camera. Incidentally, while the Redmi K50 Pro is billed as a cheaper alternative to the Redmi K50 Gaming, the former's Dimensity 9000 SoC provides it with Bluetooth 5.3 and LC3 audio codec support, both of which the Redmi K50 Gaming lacks.

As expected, the Redmi K50 Pro has a plastic back panel, presumably to reduce costs. Additionally, WekiHome highlights the device's ISOCELL HM2 camera, also found in the Redmi K40 Pro+ and the POCO X4 Pro 5G, among other Xiaomi smartphones. Thankfully, Xiaomi continues to include battery pull tabs in its smartphones, unlike Samsung. Hence, replacing the Redmi K50 Pro's battery is a simple task once you have removed its back panel and a few screws.

Moreover, WekiHome demonstrates that the Redmi K50 Pro can recharge its 5,000 mAh battery in 26 minutes, although only over a wired connection. Unlike the Xiaomi 12 Pro, the Redmi K50 Pro does not support wireless charging, nor can it recharge other devices wirelessly, either. Furthermore, it seems that Xiaomi has packed the Redmi K50 Pro with enough cooling elements for prolonged gaming sessions. Currently, Xiaomi is expected to release the Redmi K50 Pro globally as the POCO F4 Pro. In comparison, the Redmi K50 Gaming is rumoured to launch outside China as the POCO F4 GT.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-03-21 (Update: 2022-03-22)