Redmi K50i 5G Trials on Jio 5G Network Before India Launch, Cloud Gaming and 4K Content Streaming Tested
The Redmi K50i 5G experiment with Reliance Jio is said to have covered tasks like 4K video streaming and cloud gaming, which is apparently passed.
As India's long-awaited 5G service deployment approaches, news of more device tests for 5G services has emerged. The most recent collaboration is between Xiaomi, India's largest smartphone seller by volume, and Reliance Jio, the country's largest cellular operator by market share. Notably, the two companies collaborated to test the Redmi K50i smartphone's 5G network capabilities - a handset that supports 12 5G bands.
What Redmi K50i Could Offer in India
The 5G experiment took place ahead of the Redmi K50i smartphone's anticipated debut in India later this week. The smartphone's release has been confirmed by Xiaomi, bringing the K series of 'luxury' Redmi phones back to India.
According to reports, the device passed Reliance Jio's 5G network test, which covered consumer functions including streaming 4K video content without buffering and cloud-based gaming. Such operations are likely to become commonplace once 5G is available to customers, and might include the ability to stream full-fledged AAA video games to mobile screens without lags or gaps.
The Redmi K50i, meanwhile, is expected to arrive on July 20. The handset appears to be a rebranded version of the Redmi Note 11T Pro Plus 5G smartphone, which was launched in China in May this year for CNY 2,099 (approx. Rs 25,000) for its 8GB RAM and 128GB storage option.
As a result, the Redmi K50i smartphone is believed to have a 6.6-inch full HD+ LCD display with HDR10 and Dolby Vision certification, as well as a 144Hz refresh rate. The latter is among the quickest in the industry and has only been seen in a small handful of gaming-focused smartphones so far.
Other notable specifications include the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 mid-range 5G SoC, 8GB RAM across all variants, 256GB internal storage, an MIUI 13-based Android 12 interface, a triple rear camera with 64MP main and 8MP ultra-wide sensors, 4K video recording, a 16MP front camera with full HD video conferencing, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, USB-C and 3.5mm audio ports, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a 4,400mAh
At the event, Redmi is also expected to unveil the Redmi Buds 3 Lite, the brand's latest cheap true wireless earbuds. The earbuds will have 6mm audio drivers, the most recent iteration of Bluetooth connectivity, an 18-hour battery life, and splash resistance for workouts.