Redmi K40S reportedly canceled by Xiaomi, Redmi K50 series in development


It has been rumored that Xiaomi will launch the Xiaomi 11T as the Redmi K40S in the Chinese market. Now, new leaks suggest that the Redmi K50 series is the brand’s next flagship in the pipeline instead of the Redmi K40S. The Redmi K50 series is set to debut along with the Redmi K30 and Redmi K40 series smartphones. The Redmi K50 series is said to include the Vanilla Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, and the top-end Redmi K50 Pro +.

Redmi CEO Lu Weibing reportedly denied the Redmi K40S launch. He has reportedly confirmed to MyDrivers that there will be no Redmi K40S, and the company is working on the Redmi K50 range. Regardless, the well-known tipster Digital Chat Station posted on Weibo that the Redmi K40S did not appear on Chinese certification sites, which indicates the termination of the handset. In addition, the tipster hinted at the introduction of the Xiaomi 12 series and the Redmi K50 series. He added that upcoming smartphones will feature the Snapdragon 870 chipset.

According to a 91Mobiles report, the alleged Redmi K50 series will include the standard Redmi K50, Redmi K50 Pro, and the top-end Redmi K50 Pro +. The upcoming series will be launched in China this year or early next year. The smartphones should be equipped with a fingerprint sensor in the display. According to the report, two Redmi K50 series smartphones will be equipped with the Snapdragon 778G chipset. Redmi K50 and the Redmi K50 Pro are said to have a Snapdragon 870 SoC. The Redmi K50 Pro + variant is said to contain Snapdragon 898 SoC and offer 120W fast charging support.

The Redmi K50 is said to have a 48-megapixel main sensor on the back, while the Redmi K50 Pro is said to have a 50-megapixel main sensor. The Redmi K50 Pro + is said to have a 108 megapixel main sensor on the back. The Redmi Pro + model is also said to offer 120W fast charging support. Other variants should offer a maximum of 100W fast charging support.

Redmi K30S was launched in October 2020 as a renamed variant of Mi 10T. Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro were also presented on the world market in September of this year.

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