Xiaomi plans to release the world’s cheapest smartphone based on the Snapdragon 8 Gen1 mobile chip. The model will be released under the Redmi brand as part of the new generation Redmi K series.

The Redmi K30S is the most affordable Snapdragon 865 smartphone for around $ 350. Redmi K40 Pro is the cheapest model based on Snapdragon 888. It went on sale at a price of $ 435. The gaming version of Redmi K50 will be the most affordable solution with SoC Snapdragon 8 Gen1.

As part of the new generation Redmi K series, the company will present at least four models with Snapdragon 8 Gen1, Snapdragon 870, Dimensity 7000 and Dimensity 9000 chipsets. Earlier it was reported that Redmi K50 Gaming Pro will receive Dimensity 9000, and Dimensity 7000 will be installed in the Redmi K50 Gaming Standard.

According to the new information, the successor to the Redmi K40 Gaming model will be powered by a Snapdragon 8 Gen1 mobile processor. It is also credited with a screen with an increased refresh rate, a capacious battery and JBL stereo speakers.

The smartphone will be on sale in the first quarter of 2022 with a pre-installed MIUI 13 shell on Android 12. The price should start at $ 450. On the eve of the Motorola company announced the flagship model Moto Edge X30. At $ 500-630, it is the cheapest Snapdragon 8 Gen1 solution. And the only one.