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Redmi K50 slated for a December 2021 release with a Snapdragon 888 and a 64 MP main camera

The Redmi K50 will feature a 64 MP camera and a Snapdragon 888 SoC, Redmi K30S pictured. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K50 will feature a 64 MP camera and a Snapdragon 888 SoC, Redmi K30S pictured. (Image source: Xiaomi)
According to reports, Xiaomi is planning on releasing the Redmi K50 in roughly two months. Supposedly, the device will arrive with a Snapdragon 888 and a 64 MP primary camera, albeit one shared with many other smartphones that Xiaomi already sells.

More information about the upcoming Redmi K50 series has hit Weibo, one of China's most popular social media channels. According to JINGUIJINGUIJINGUI, the Redmi K50 will arrive with the Snapdragon 888, a downgrade from the Snapdragon 898 in the Redmi K50 Pro and Redmi K50 Pro+.

Additionally, JINGUIJINGUIJINGUI asserts that the Redmi K50 will launch with three rear-facing cameras, including an OV64B as its primary camera. Announced last year, the OmniVision OV64B is a 64 MP sensor with a 0.7 μm pixel size, a 1/2.0-inch optical format and an f/1.7 aperture.

Xiaomi already uses the OV64B in many devices, including the POCO F3 GT, the POCO X3 GT, the Redmi Note 10S and the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition. All these devices rely on the OV64B as their main cameras, so we also imagine that the Redmi K50 will. Incidentally, the Redmi K50 Pro is thought to feature the OV64B, too. By contrast, the Redmi K50 Pro+ will utilise a 108 MP primary camera, instead.

Reputedly, Xiaomi is targeting a December 2021 release date for the Redmi K50 series. If true, then this would give the Redmi K40 series a 10-month lifespan, which seems rather short. However, Xiaomi unveiled the Mi 10 and Mi 11 in the same year. Hence, we would not rule out Xiaomi doing a similar thing with the Redmi K-series this year just yet.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10- 5 (Update: 2021-10- 5)