Xiaomi has the Mercedes logo on the housing

Xiaomi has the Mercedes logo on the housing

Photo Credits: MI/Promo

Previously, there was only one Xiaomi product signed by Mercedes - the Xiaomi Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2 Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Edition scooter. Another smartphone for gamers, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, has joined the manufacturer's lineup today.

The new Xiaomi smartphone - Redmi K50 Gaming Edition has the Mercedes logo on the housing

A smartphone for gamers must be extremely efficient and provide the solutions and technologies that this demographic expects. It's not surprising, then, that the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition comes with a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset with VRS (variable resolution rendering). The phone also contains LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 memory, and the patented IO Turbo algorithm, which speeds up file copying by 300 percent, random reading and writing by 20%, and decompression efficiency by 100%.

Because the device can generate substantial amounts of heat while under severe load, the manufacturer has designed an effective cooling system that incorporates, among other things, two steam chambers with a total area of 4860 mm 2 (4015 mm 2 + 845 mm 2 on the CPU). It enables the smartphone to sustain a constant number of frames per second for an extended period of time. The maker displayed a graph in which the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition maintained an average of approximately 120 frames per second for 1800 seconds (30 minutes), and the device temperature remained at 43.5 °C, indicating that the device was totally comfortable while playing.

Xiaomi is also considered a significant reserve of energy, as the gadget has a dual-cell 4700 mAh battery with support for 120 W cable charging, allowing it to be charged to 100 percent in just 17 minutes. Importantly, because the charging cable includes a plug with a tip that has been twisted by 90 degrees, it does not interfere in any way and does not hinder the game from being played.

The maker also made certain that gameplay on this smartphone was not only smooth but also effective. It has an OLED display with a DisplayMate A + grade and the parameters Delta E = 0.30 and JNCD = 0.18. The screen refreshes the image at a rate of up to 120 Hz and responds to touch at a rate of 480 Hz, with a contrast ratio of 500,000: 1.

Furthermore, the display supports HDR10 + and MEMC technologies, as well as the DCI-P3 color palette, and is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus glass. It is also worth noting that the screen has a diagonal of 6.67 inches and a resolution of Full HD + 2400 1080 pixels, as well as a round hole in the upper section that houses a 20 Mpix camera with a Sony IMX596 sensor.

At the back, there are three cameras: 64 Mpix with a Sony IMX686 (1.73 ′′) matrix, 8 Mpix with an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120 ° angle of view, and 2 Mpix for macro photographs. There are four more keys on the side edge that are useful while playing. Surprisingly, two of them may conceal themselves within the frame. A new X-axis vibration motor designed specifically for gamers has also been developed; it covers an area of 560 mm 3 and is likely the largest motor in Android.

Furthermore, the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition includes four-element stereo speakers with JBL and Dolby Atmos sound, as well as Hi-Res Audio and Hi-Res Audio Wireless certification, as well as a 360-degree light sensor, 5G modem, WiFi 6, an NFC module, an infrared port, and dual SIM. The smartphone comes with MIUI 13 preinstalled. The item has dimensions of 162.5 76.7 8.5 mm and weighs 210 grams.