Redmi K40S Reportedly Cancelled by Xiaomi, Redmi K50 Series in Development

Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, and Redmi K50 Pro+ are said to be in the works.

Redmi K40S Reportedly Cancelled by Xiaomi, Redmi K50 Series in Development

Redmi K50 series is said to debut in line with the Redmi K30 series and Redmi K40 series smartphones

Highlights
  • Xiaomi 11T was rumoured to launch in China as Redmi K40S
  • Xiaomi unveiled the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro in global market in September
  • Redmi K50 series said to feature the Snapdragon 778G

Xiaomi was rumoured to launch Xiaomi 11T as Redmi K40S in the Chinese market. Now, fresh leaks suggest that the Redmi K50 series is in the pipeline as the next flagship phone from the brand, instead of Redmi K40S. The Redmi K50 series is said to debut in line with the Redmi K30 series and Redmi K40 series smartphones. The Redmi K50 series is said to comprise the vanilla Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, and the top-end Redmi K50 Pro+.

Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing reportedly denied the launch of Redmi K40S. He has reportedly confirmed to MyDrivers that there won't be Redmi K40S, and the company is working on the Redmi K50 lineup. Separately, known tipster Digital Chat Station posted on Weibo that Redmi K40S hasn't appeared at Chinese certification sites, which points to cancellation of the handset. Further, the tipster hinted about the launch of the Xiaomi 12 lineup and Redmi K50 series. He added that the upcoming smartphones will come with Snapdragon 870 chipset.

As per a 91Mobiles report, the purported Redmi K50 series will include the standard Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, and the top-end Redmi K50 Pro+ models. The upcoming series will be launched later this year or early next year in China. The smartphones are reported to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. As per the report, two smartphones under the Redmi K50 series will feature the Snapdragon 778G chipset. Redmi K50 and the Redmi K50 Pro are said to have Snapdragon 870 SoC. The Redmi K50 Pro+ variant is said to pack Snapdragon 898 SoC and carries 120W fast charging support.

Redmi K50 is reported to feature a 48-megapixel rear primary sensor, while Redmi K50 Pro is said to offer a 50-megapixel main sensor. Redmi K50 Pro+ is said to feature a 108-megapixel primary rear sensor. The Redmi Pro+ model is also reported to have 120W fast charging support. Other variants are said to offer a maximum of 100W fast charging support.

Redmi K30S was launched in October 2020 as a rebadged variant of Mi 10T. Likewise, Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro were unveiled in the global market in September this year.


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