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Redmi K50 series tipped to feature both the Snapdragon 898 and Snapdragon 888

The regular Redmi K50 will succeed the Snapdragon 870-powered Redmi K40 with a Snapdragon 888. (Source: Xiaomi)
The regular Redmi K50 will succeed the Snapdragon 870-powered Redmi K40 with a Snapdragon 888. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K50 series will succeed the Redmi K40 lineup when it's released. A new leak has now dropped a hint of what to expect from the Redmi K50 series performance-wise with the lineup expected to offer phones with both the Snapdragon 898 and Snapdragon 888.

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K40 series at the start of the year. If previous releases in the series are any indication, the company will unveil the Redmi K50 within a couple of months, and some details of the phone have now been revealed.

According to Chinese tipster Bored Panda, the Redmi K50 will be powered by a Snapdragon 888. Considering the expected timeline for the phone's release, this means the Redmi K50 will be using an outdated chipset by the time it's released. There's nothing wrong with that, though, as the Redmi K40 sports a Snapdragon 870—essentially a rebranded Snapdragon 865 Plus.

While the Redmi K50 will offer a Snapdragon 888, the Redmi K50 Pro and Redmi K50 Pro Plus/Redmi K50 Ultra will sport Qualcomm's upcoming Snapdragon 898. The leakster calls it the Snapdragon 895, but there's been strong indication that the premium SoC will be marketed as the Snapdragon 898 instead. In addition to that, at least one phone in the lineup is tipped to offer a massive 100 W fast charging. That's an upgrade on the 33 W charging the Redmi K40 series is limited to.

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Ricci Rox, 2021-08-15 (Update: 2021-08-15)