- The Redmi K60 series is expected to make a debut in January 2023
- The K60 lineup will have the Redmi K60, K60 Pro, K60E
- The company is expected to skip a dedicated gaming-centric smartphone
Redmi is expected to have a power-packed start to 2023 with the launch of its Redmi K60 series. The Redmi K60 series will follow the brand’s successful K50 series and is likely to have Redmi K60, K60 Pro, and K60E. Earlier reports had suggested that there would be a Redmi K60 gaming model as well. However, a recent report points out that there will be no dedicated gaming smartphone this year. The revelation was made by one company VP Lu Weibing, (who also goes by his Western name William Lu), at the sidelines of the Xiaomi 13 launch. He not only stated that in 2023 we won’t need dedicated devices for gaming on Android but also mentioned that this trend is “doomed to die”.
In regards to the launch time, a new report by MyDrivers has surfaced, which pegs that the Redmi K60 series will launch in China in the coming month. It further goes on to add that the launch will happen before the Chinese New Year, which is on January 22. Earlier, the launch of the Redmi K series was reserved for December, but it seems that the company has postponed that by a month.
There are also new reports that suggest that all three smartphones will come with Snapdragon SoC. MIUI Polska writer Kacper Skrzypek has revealed that the Redmi K60 will come with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 8+ Gen 2 SoC, whereas the Pro variant could come with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. Recently a teaser poster posted online indicated that the Redmi K60E will be powered by MediaTek’s Dimensity 8200 processor. However, this was contrary to the earlier leaks and Geekbench sightings that suggested the presence of the Snapdragon 870 SoC.
The Redmi K60, K60 Pro, and K60E have respective codenames, such as Socrates, Mondrian, and Rembrandt. It is unclear whether the K60 and K60E will be made available in markets outside China. However, the Mondrian model (K60 Pro) will release the POCO F5 in the global market and in India. The K60 Pro’s global variant’s model number is 23013PC75G, and its Indian variant has a 23013PC75I model number. It is also possible that the company will launch these phones under different monikers in markets other than China.
Redmi K60E specifications (rumoured)
The Redmi K60E is expected to arrive with Snapdragon 870 SoC. It will run on Android 12, which will be overlaid with MIUI 13. It will support 120W fast charging.
Redmi K60 specifications (rumoured)
The Redmi K60 will feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. It is most likely to feature an AMOLED display with a high refresh rate support. The device will come preinstalled with Android 13 and the latest MIUI 14.
Redmi K60 Pro / POCO F5 specifications (rumoured)
The Redmi K60 Pro will have an AMOLED display that offers a 2K resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The device will be powered by the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip and support 67W fast charging. It will run on the MIUI 14-based Android 13 OS. As mentioned above, the device is expected to be released under the POCO F5 name in global markets and India.