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Redmi K50i launched in India: A look at Xiaomi's new phone

Chinese brand Xiaomi has re-launched its K series in India with the Redmi K50i smartphone and also introduced the Redmi Buds 3 Lite

The Redmi K50i smartphone will have a 64MP triple camera setup. (Source: Xiaomi)

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Chinese brand Xiaomi launched its new smartphone – the Redmi K50i – in India on Wednesday. With the release of the Redmi K50i, Xiaomi has brought its Redmi K series of smartphones back to India. The smartphone will have a 64MP triple camera, a display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and a Mediatek Dimensity 8100 chispet, along with a 67W turbo charger. Additionally, the phone will offer 5G connectivity with more than 12 5G bands.

The Redmi K50i will come in two variants: 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB. They will be priced at ₹25,999 and ₹29,999, respectively. The newly launched smartphone will face competition from the recently launched Poco F4 and Nothing Phone (1) in the market. It will be available in three colours – Stealth Black, Quick Silver and Phantom Blue – and will be available for purchase online from July 23rd.

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What's more, Xiaomi is providing Redmi K20 Pro consumers with an exchange value. The Redmi K50i costs ₹25,999 on Amazon, and an exchange for the K20 Pro is available for ₹8,050.

The Redmi K50i is also available for a nine-month, interest-free EMI. Users are required to pay ₹2,555.4 each month. Additionally, Xiaomi is also providing ICICI cards and EMI discounts of up to 3,000.

Along with the much-anticipated launch of the K50i, Xiaomi also unveiled the Redmi Buds 3 Lite for ₹1,999 in the Indian market. With an 18-hour music playback, the Buds 3 Lite also come with environmental noise cancellation, Bluetooth 5.2, quick touch response and faster charging - all in a lightweight and sleek design. The earbuds will be available for sale online from 31 July and will cost ₹1,499 for the first 48 hours of the sale.

The mid-range smartphone segment is again seeing some intense competition. Last month, the Poco F4 was launched with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, Android v12 operating system, a 64 MP + 8 MP + 2 MP rear camera and more at a competitive price of ₹27,999.

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