Reports have revealed that there are as many as three Redmi K60 series of phones in the works. Recently, three devices with model numbers 22122RK93C, 23013RK75C, and 22127RK46C were approved by the 3C authority of China. These Redmi K60 devices are reportedly codenamed Socrates, Mondrian, and Rembrandt, respectively. Earlier this year, Redmi unveiled the Redmi K50 Gaming as a successor to the Redmi K40 Gaming. It appears that none of the upcoming Redmi K60 series phones will include a gaming-focused phone, meaning the company may not launch the Redmi K60 Gaming in 2023.
Reports have claimed that the 22122RK93C, 23013RK75C, and 22127RK46C will launch as the Redmi K60, Redmi K60 Pro, and Redmi K60E. Early reports had claimed that the 22122RK93C (Socrates) model will launch as the Redmi K60 Gaming since it was said to feature the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. However, recent reports have claimed that the device will be called the Redmi K60.
As can be seen in the screenshot, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has said, “In 2023, you no longer need an e-sports phone…” Hence, it appears that the company may not launch Redmi K60 Gaming in 2023. This device is likely to be replaced by the Redmi K60 Pro, claims tipster Digital Chat Station.
So far, reports have claimed that the Redmi K60 will feature Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and 67W fast charging. The K60 Pro (Mondrian) is likely to feature a 120Hz OLED display, Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1, and 67W fast charging. The K60 Pro is likely to be rebranded as the POCO F5 5G in the global market. The Redmi K60E will come with Dimensity 8200 and 120W fast charging.
The leaked specs that have appeared for K60, suggest that it may actually as the Redmi K60 Pro, while the leaked specs of the K60 Pro indicate that may debut as the vanilla model.