Xiaomi has revealed early sales numbers for the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, a smartphone it released and began selling on February 17. The Redmi K50 Gaming Edition is priced starting at CNY 3,299 (US$520) and increasing to CNY 3,899 (US$615) with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Additionally, the company offers a CNY 3,499 (US$550) model featuring 12 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. By contrast, the entry-level model is equipped with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
According to Xiaomi, it garnered CNY 280 million (US$44.18 million) during the first flash sale session for the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. Per the reports, it took only one minute for consumers to buy all of Xiaomi’s supply. However, the corporation did not disclose the quantity of devices made available for pre-order.
Xiaomi listed well under 85,000 units, assuming everyone got the entry-level model. On the other hand, if Xiaomi had simply offered the most costly version of the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition, it would have included around 72,000 smartphones in its flash sale. In any case, Xiaomi did not even release 100,000 units, which explains why the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition sold out so rapidly.
Xiaomi’s third smartphone to feature a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC is the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition. Meanwhile, the handset features a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a 4,700 mAh battery divided into two cells, and three rear-facing cameras.
Xiaomi has not yet announced the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition globally, and it is not expected to do so in the near future. Rather than that, certifications indicate that Xiaomi would market the Redmi K50 Gaming Edition globally as the POCO F4 GT, following the POCO F3 GT’s debut in India.