Redmi K60 Ultra announced in China with a 144 Hz OLED screen, Dimensity 9200+ and copious amounts of memory
The Redmi K60 Ultra has been teased extensively in the past few days. It was to join the OnePlus Ace 2 Pro as the only smartphone to offer 1 TB of storage and 24 TB of physical memory. Its other specs are just as impressive, some of which are not seen outside of high-end devices. The smartphone is expected to launch globally as the Xiaomi 13T Pro later this year.
Starting with the SoC, the Redmi K60 Ultra uses MediaTek's shiny new Dimensity 9200+, an incremental upgrade of the Dimensity 9200 launched earlier this year. It should, on paper, trade blows with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 thanks to the near-identical core composition across both APs. It uses LPDDR5x memory and UFS 4.0 storage, with configurations including 12/16/24 GB and 256/512/1,024 GB, respectively. It is refreshing to see a mid-range smartphone up the minimum memory to 12 GB, which Samsung still hasn't gotten around to with the Galaxy S24+.
The Redmi K60 Ultra also packs an impressive 6.67-inch 1.5K (2,712 x 1,220 pixels) AMOLED panel with a typical brightness of 1,200 nits. It refreshes at 144 Hz and has a peak brightness of 2,600 nits. While the high-refresh-rate screen is a good addition, software support is critical for users to take full advantage of it. Besides, the Dimensity 9200+ will be hard-pressed to render any modern-day game at that framerate without compromising on visual fidelity. It could, however, leverage the dedicated Pixelworks X7 MEMC chips to conjure a few extra frames out of thin air.
The cameras on the Redmi K60 Ultra aren't nearly as impressive as the rest of the spec sheet. While the 50 MP Sony IMX800 sensor supports optical image stabilization (OIS), the rest of the modules (8 MP ultra-wide, 2 MP macro/depth) are relatively underwhelming. That said, it can record video at 8K, which is nothing short of impressive. Lastly, a 20 MP sensor handles selfies and video calls.
Keeping up its predecessor's legacy alive, the Redmi K60 Ultra packs a 5,000 mAh battery with 120 Watt fast charging. Unfortunately, it cannot charge other peripherals at 33 Watts like the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max. Reverse wireless charging is missing, too, but that is to be expected from a device in this price segment. Other Redmi K60 Ultra specs include IP68 water/dust resistance, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi 6. Prices start at RMB 2,599 (US$258) for the base variant and RMB 3,599 (US$496) for the maxed-out version. It can be pre-ordered in China now from official retail channels and will hit shelves on August 22.