Xiaomi has finally launched the Redmi K30 in China on the 10th of December which was leaked much earlier. Today we will talk about its specs availability and also the price at which this phone is launched. We will also see whether it justifies the current competitive market and where it stands in the current scenario.
Specifications of Xiaomi Redmi K30
Let’s talk about the design first the Xiaomi Redmi K30 is having an aluminum frame which is covered by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. On the right-hand side of the phone from the front, there are volume rockers and just below them there is a power button which is also the fingerprint scanner, so no under the display or in-display fingerprint scanner like the predecessor, the Redmi K20.
On the left side, there is nothing much but only the hybrid SIM slot, you can use the secondary SIM slot for expansion of storage up to 256GB.
On the back there is a quad-camera setup along with dual-tone dual-LED flashlights, the cameras are covered by a circular pattern around it which kinda reminds the look of Huawei Mate 30 Pro.
The successor of Redmi K20 is having a 6.67” 120Hz 1080 x 2400 IPS LCD panel with 395ppi and screen to body ratio of ~84.8%, the screen is also HDR10 supported. The screen is a hole-punch display with dual front-facing camera setup on the upper right corner of the screen.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 has a quad-camera setup in which the primary lens is 64MP f/1.7 aperture Sony IMX686 sensor, the secondary camera is 8MP f/2.2 ultrawide sensor, the third one is 2MP f/2.4 macro lens and the fourth & the last one is 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor.
In the front of the device, there is a dual-camera setup in which the main camera is 20MP f/2.2 sensor & the secondary camera is 2MP f/2.4 depth sensor, so yeah there is hardware-based blur available for portrait mode pics
Processor & GPU
Redmi K30 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G octa-core processor which clocked at 2.2Ghz, the Adreno 618 is the GPU which comes with this processor.
The phone has 4 storage options available, 64GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/6GB RAM, 128GB/8GB RAM, 256GB/8GB RAM. All the models have UFS2.1 inbuilt storage memory.
Battery & Charging
The Redmi K30 has a bigger 4500mAh battery with fast charging support. The 27W fast charger is included in the box which Xiaomi claims that it can charge the whole phone in 68 minutes.
The K30 is running on Android 10 Q on top of MIUI 11.
Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G
The 5G variant is powered by a newer chip which is Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, it is clocked at 2.3GHz and the GPU which comes with this chip is Adreno 620.
The Snapdragon 765G is a 5G enabled chip, the processor has a built-in 5G modem which from Qualcomm, the X52.
The 5G variant has also a bit faster charger than the regular 4G variant, the 5G variant has a 30W charger whereas the 4G variant has 27W.
The color options available in the 4G variants are Deep Sea Light, Flower Shadow, Purple Jade Fantasy.
Deep-Sea Light, Time Monologue, Flower Shadow, and Purple Jade Fantasy colors are the color options available for 5G variants.
Price & Availability
This time Xiaomi has done a good job of picking the right price point for these phones, it’s my personal opinion.
The smartphone’s 6/64GB model is priced at CNY 1,599(16,089.31 Indian Rupee approx), 6/128GB model is priced at CNY 1,699(17095.52 INR approx.), 8/128GB model is priced at CNY 1,899 (19107.94 INR approx.), the last one is 8/256GB model is priced at CNY 2,199 (22126.58 INR approx.), these are the 4G models.
Let’s talk about the 5G model pricing, so the base model of 5G model which is 6/64GB is priced at CNY 1,999 (20114.16 INR approx.), the 6/128GB model is priced at CNY 2,299 (23132.79 INR approx.), 8/128GB model is priced at CNY 2,599 (26151.42 INR approx.) and the top-notch model is priced at CNY 2,899 (29170.05 INR approx.).
As of now there are rumors that the Redmi K30 5G will start from 20,100 but there is no clear answer obviously, the pricing will only be revealed when this phone will launch in India.
For now, we don’t exact timing when it is going to launch in India but surely it will not launch this year, I think maybe in January last or in February they are going to launch this device. What do you expect from this phone especially when this will get launch in India? Do let me know in the comments.