In addition to the 5G capability, there are additional features such as a 120Hz display, a Snapdragon 765G system chip, or a 4500mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.
Despite all these features, the introductory price of the Redmi K30 is not too high, the 6GB/64GB version is 2000 yuan (~$285), while the 8GB/256GB package requires 2900 yuan ($415). It is important to note that these prices are those for the Chinese market.
Underneath the back panel, we find an as yet unknown eight-core Snapdragon system chip, the Snapdragon 765G. With 7nm manufacturing technology, SoC performs well in both 2D and 3D applications. That's not a coincidence, as the new Snapdragon chip gets its 855 CPU and 865 graphics processor (Adreno 620), which has increased raw power by nearly 10% and graphics power by nearly 40% performance. For the time being, only pre-orders can be placed on 5G models, and the first shipments are expected to arrive in the first days of 2020.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 is available in many variants that not only have different sizes of memory and internal storage. The 5G version is currently available in stores at 6/64, 6/128, 8/128 and 8/256 gigabytes.
Of course, we can find LPDDR4X modules in memory, while UFS 2.1 is used by the manufacturer, which is also commendable.
However, the "field" 4G version of the K30 is also available. In this version, the Snapdragon 730G will serve similar memory / storage allocations. Of course, the price of this version is slightly lower, so for example the 6 / 64GB version is already available on the Chinese domestic market for 1600 yuan (~ $ 230).
And now, here are the things that are common to both editions:
The manufacturer has made some changes to the display, opting for AMOLED in the K20. The K30 comes with an IPS panel, but it also has its benefits.
Higher-frequency display is becoming more and more fashionable among high-end models these days. Fortunately, sooner or later, new technologies will leak into the lower categories. Instead of the 60Hz and 90Hz panels used in previous models, the Redmi K30 has a 120Hz, 6.67-inch FHD + LCD display, which is also unique in its category.
Underneath the more powerful display is a 4500mAh battery, which is expected to provide 1-2 days of battery life. Even when you run low, you won't have to wait for full power, thanks to the 30-watt quick charge support (27W for the 4G mobile version).
The new model has advanced a lot in photography, with two lenses facing the front, one of which is a 20 megapixel primary camera and a 2 megapixel secondary camera. The 2MP lens is not designed for stand-alone imaging, but plays a role in depth perception when taking photos.
It is also worth mentioning that, despite the two cameras, the cut-out is only 4.38 millimeters, so you can hardly notice that there are not one but two small lenses.
The rear panel is centered with the Redmi K30 lenses underneath. The main camera uses the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, which has a 1 / 1.89 aperture. Below it you'll find the 8-megapixel widescreen (120-degree) and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The fourth unit is a so-called macro module that lets you take photos from extreme close-ups. Here we also find a slight difference between the 4G and 5G models: in the former case, the resolution of the photos taken is 2 MP, but in the latter case it is already 5MP.
Of course, with such hardware and camera units, 4K video capture and up to 960 frames per second slow-motion recordings (720p) are available.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 is not lagging behind the bigger ones in terms of data communication, including high-accuracy positioning, dual-channel GPS, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth version 5.
Included in the price are extras such as infrared remote control, Hi-Res Audio, high quality speakers (Smart PA) and the slowly extending 3.5mm jack connector.
For the time being, stores and overseas webshops can only buy the domestic Chinese Redmi K30, which means that the MIUI V11 based on Android 10 (the first in Redmi's history) can communicate only in English and Chinese, it would be okay, but for many, the lack of support for B20, 4G LTE frequency bandwidth may be a major draw.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 is a well-assembled device with excellent hardware capabilities and is expected to become one of the best value-for-money mobile phones in the mid-range when released internationally.
However, those who can't wait for the Global release and don't mind much about the lack of 800MHz (B20) support can order more models from several stores.
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