Xiaomi recently launched Redmi K20’s successor known as the Redmi K30. The handset is the first Xiaomi phone to offer 5G connectivity. Today, Xiaomi’s General Manager has revealed the presence of a 5G MultiLink feature on the smartphone that will help to boost data speeds. This feature would allow the phone to connect with three networks simultaneously including a 2.4GHz WiFi + 5GHz WiFi + 5G / 4G mobile network. This means that the phone will be able to connect to two different Wi-Fi networks and use mobile data at the same time. This feature has been introduced to maintain a stable and consistent smartphone experience, claimed Lu Weibing.
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Redmi K30 specifications and features
The Redmi K30 has been launched in 4G and 5G variants. The latter is paired with a Snapdragon 765 octa-core processor, with an Adreno 620 GPU and X52 modem that enables 5G connectivity. The 4G version, on the other hand, is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core processor. Both the versions come in four variants – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.
The display on the Redmi K30 is a 6.66-inch IPS LCD full HD+ panel with a refresh rate of 120Hz and 20:9 aspect ratio. For protection, there is a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer on top. The punch-hole display of the phone plays host to a dual selfie camera configuration while the rear panel houses vertically stacked quad-cameras. The quad-camera setup of the 5G version includes a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with f/1.89 aperture, an 8MP super-wide-angle lens, 5MP macro sensor and a 2MP depth camera. For selfies and video calling, the phone offers 20MP + 2MP sensors. The Redmi K30 4G, on the other hand, features a 2MP macro lens in place of a 5MP sensor while the rest of the configuration remains the same as the 5G version.
The device plays host to a 4,500mAh battery unit that supports 30W fast charging for the 5G version and 27W fast charging for the 4G version. Both the variants support 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, a 3.5mm jack, NFC, Infrared sensor and A-GPS.
Redmi K30 price and availability
The Redmi K30 was announced in four colours – Blue, Pink, Purple and Silver. The phone will be officially launched on January 7th in China. The Redmi K30 5G will sell for RMB 1,999 (~Rs 20,000) for the base variant while the 6GB + 128GB variant is priced at RMB 2,299 (~Rs 23,000). The 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB variants are priced at RMB 2,599 (~Rs 26,000) and RMB 2,899 (~Rs 29,000), respectively.
The Redmi K30 4G, on the other hand, will cost RMB 1,599 (~Rs 16,000), RMB 1,699 (~Rs 17,000), RMB 1,899 (~Rs 19,000), RMB 2,199 (~Rs 22,000), respectively.