MKBHD, the popular smartphone reviewer once said in a video that cheap phones are getting good and good phones are getting cheap. In this disruptive movement to bring down the prices, we can’t overlook the role of Xiaomi. They almost turned the market upside down single-handedly.
Recently, Realme, the Oppo-spinoff could repeat history by jumping on the bandwagon. Nonetheless, there’s always a loyal fan following and user-base available to Xiaomi. To recall, the Redmi K20 series, coming from their sub-brand was a huge hit (especially the Pro version). And, they announced K30 earlier this month.
Redmi K30 5G Edition to Go on Sale on January 7
In case you don’t know, the regular variant is already available on the Chinese market and for some strange reasons, the company was delaying the release of 5G edition. And, the waiting period is coming to an end as they announced to bring it to the market on January 7.
In terms of specifications, the phone flaunts a 6.67 inch IPS LCD capacitive full HD+ display with an 84.8% screen-to-body ratio. Moreover, it also has a 120Hz refresh rate along with HDR 10 and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection.
As you might have guessed (due to the lack of ‘Pro’ word in the name), it doesn’t come with a flagship process. But instead, you can find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 inside coupled with Adreno 620, made out of a 7-nm manufacturing process.
The rear camera houses a quad-sensor setup with a 64-megapixel primary Sony IMX686 lens with f/1.89 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with a 120-degree field of view, f/2.2 aperture, 2-megapixel depth sensor, and 5-megapixel macro lens. Upfront, you can leverage a 20 MP sensor for selfies and videos.
As for the RAM and storage, there are four different variants available including 6 GB RAM + 64 GB, 6GB RAM + 128GB, 8GB RAM + 128GB and 8GB RAM + 256 GB. If you don’t want dual SIM support, you can use one to pop in an SD card to have an additional 256 GB storage.
The phone runs MIUI 11 based on Android 10 and the battery capacity is 4500 mAh. The charging time significantly takes a downward curve here as it supports 30W fast charging.
So yeah, the device is going to hit the Chinese market in around a week. That means it will only enter other markets after January 7. Are you waiting to see it live in your country? What feature intrigues you the most? Don’t forget to share with us in the comment section below.