After months of rumors and leaks, the Redmi K30 and K30 5G have officially arrived with what might be some of the very first and new features on a mid-range smartphone. The main highlight being non-other than the 120Hz display and 64MP quad-camera.
Redmi K30 5G
The Redmi K30 5G, being the first in the line, is also the first one to boast a Snapdragon 765G SoC which offers 5G connectivity support — the first of its kind on a Redmi device.
Based on Android 10, the Redmi K30 5G is layered on MIUI 11 and comes in four memory configurations: 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.
Now talking about that camera, to the rear we have a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor that goes hand on hand with 8MP ultra-wide camera with 120-degree FOV, a 5MP macro lens, and finally a 2MP depth sensor. Likewise, the Redmi K30 5G also becomes the first-ever phone to have the Sony IMX686 sensor onboard.
The back though only has four cameras with fingerprint scanner being placed inside the display.
About the display, the device has an LCD panel that measures 6.67-inch diagonally with a resolution of 2400 x 1800 pixels and a high refresh rate of 120Hz — another feat for a Redmi smartphone.
Up top that display is a pill-shaped notch that holds dual selfie cameras — a 20MP sensor accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor for the bokeh effect.
Underneath, alongside the chipset, the Redmi K30 5G has a copper tube for liquid cooling for dissipating heat. Similarly, a 4,500mAh battery powers the device that could last for a while, if not for a couple of days. Charging the huge battery also won’t be an issue here since it supports 30W fast charging out of the box.
The Redmi K30, on the other hand, shares a similar design but comes with some differences; the first being a notable absence of 5G. This is because the chipset has been downgraded to Snapdragon 730G.
Similarly, in terms of the camera, the K30 also has a 2MP macro lens instead of 8MP on the 5G version. The charging power also degrades to 27W, albeit similar battery capacity. Apart from that, the K30 has no real or noticeable differences.
Pricing and Availability
The Redmi K30 5G will go on sale in China starting from early next year, whilst the K30 will be available from the 12th of December, again in China. As for the rest of the market, including Nepal, Xiaomi is yet to confirm anything. For your convenience, we have listed a detailed pricing table below.
|Variant||Redmi K30||Redmi K30 5G|
|6GB/64GB||CNY1,599 ($230)||CNY1,999 ($285)|
|6GB/128GB||CNY1,699 ($240)||CNY2,299 ($325)|
|8GB/128GB||CNY1,899 ($270)||CNY2,599 ($370)|
|8GB/256GB||CNY2,199 ($310)||CNY2,899 ($410)|