Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 lineup gets a new member today, it’s the Redmi K30 Racing Edition, or we can call it Extreme or Speed Edition. The Redmi K30 Racing Edition becomes the first-ever phone to have an upgraded Snapdragon 768G SoC.
The new chipset, which is 5G-compatible, offers an incremental performance upgrade over Snapdragon 765 and 765G. In other words, it gets a boost in terms of clock speed — from 2.4GHz to 2.8GHz. It also uplifts the performance of Adreno 620 GPU by up to 15%.
Likewise, the Snapdragon 768G gets an integrated 5G modem, this means the Redmi K30 Racing Edition supports dual mod SA/NSA 5G. The phone comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.
Besides that, the Redmi K30 Racing Edition has the same 120Hz refresh as its predecessor. The display also measures at 6.67-inches, while the resolution sits at FHD+ with a 20:9 aspect ratio.
At the back, you’ll see a vertically aligned quad-camera configuration that holds 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, a 5MP macro camera, as well as a 2MP depth sensor. By the looks of it, the camera setup is pretty similar to what you could see on the Redmi K30 5G.
The front, which has a pill-shaped cutout at the top right corner, boasts a 20MP selfie shooter accompanied by a 2MP depth sensor.
Connectivity-wise, the phone brings a 3.5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, a dual SIM support, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, as well as an IR blaster. There’s no in-display fingerprint scanner, rather it sits at the side which also happens to be the power button.
Powering this phone is a 4,500mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. However, there’s no wireless charging support on this phone.
As for the price, the Redmi K30 Racing Edition will cost 1,999 Chinese Yuan (~$282), as the phone is available in China only.