The Xiaomi 13 series is launching this Sunday, and apparently it’s not just meant to succeed the 12 series. Instead, it will also replace another model, namely the Redmi K60 Gaming, which would have been renamed to Xiaomi Poco F5 GT overseas. Xiaomi Vice President Lu Weibing stated that dedicated gaming phones will no longer be needed in 2023. This trend is “doomed to die”.
The group’s vice president is also the president of Xiaomi China and the brand manager of Redmi. So, unfortunately, he should know what he’s talking about. Accordingly, the Redmi K60 Gaming is canceled because, in his opinion, the regular Redmi K60 is enough for all the gaming needs of customers.
The Redmi K60 series is already in production, as some spy photos revealed. The lineup will consist of a Redmi K60E with a Dimensity 8200 chipset, a base model with a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip and a Redmi K60 Pro with the current flagship Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor.
Previously, Lu explained that Xiaomi’s software development team is testing a Dynamic Island feature. The Apple iPhone 14 series-style notification panel will sit next to the selfie camera in the Poco F5 / Redmi K60.