Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi had been teasing its latest Redmi K series smartphone called the Redmi K30 in its home market of China from a while now. Today, the company has finally unveiled the handset at an event in the country. The Redmi K30 has arrived as the world’s first smartphone to utilise Qualcomm’s latest mid-range chipset dubbed the Snapdragon 765G. The device is also the first handset from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi to flaunt 5G connectivity. Notably, the Redmi K30 boasts a new 12-antenna design, which is claimed to house 2.4 times higher number of antennas than the ones found on 4G handsets. Apart from the 5G Redmi K30, the company has also introduced a 4G variant of the handset with a slightly different set of specs.
Redmi K30 specifications and features
Talking about the design first, the Redmi K30 sports a different design than its predecessor, the Redmi K20. The phone has a glass back panel with a quad-camera setup. The four cameras are placed vertically inside a circular module with a gradient finish. The dual-LED flash is placed below the camera module. Notably, while the Redmi K20 series offers an in-display fingerprint sensor, the Redmi K30 offers the scanner on the right side, underneath the power button. On the front, the smartphone has almost non-existent bezels and a pill-shaped hole to house the two selfie cameras.
Moving on to the other features, the Redmi K30 has a 6.67-inch full HD+ LCD display with a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The smartphone boasts an impressive screen refresh rate of 120Hz, which is usually found on the flagship-grade gaming phones. The octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor onboard the handset has a maximum clock speed of 2.4GHz, and it is paired with the Adreno 620 graphics processor. Configuration-wise, the device comes with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of native storage.
As for the camera specs, the Redmi K30 has a 64MP Sony IMX686 main camera at the rear. The primary sensor is accompanied by an 8MP super-wide-angle sensor, a 5MP macro lens, and a 2MP shooter for depth sensing. For selfies and video calling, the device has a 20MP AI-powered main sensor and a 2MP secondary snapper. Apart from 5G, the other connectivity features of the device include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, Infrared sensor, and A-GPS with GLONASS. Another highlight of the Redmi K30 is a massive 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. The brand claims that the phone’s battery can fully charge in just an hour.
Talking about the Redmi K30 4G model, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor and supports 27W fast charging. At the rear, the device has a 64MP main sensor, which aided by a couple of 2MP lenses, and an 8MP shooter. The rest of the specs of the 4G variant are the same as its 5G counterpart.
Redmi K30 price and availability
The Redmi K30 5G’s base variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage has been priced competitively at RMB 1,999 (~Rs 20,144). The phone’s 6GB + 128GB and 8GB + 128GB models are being offered for RMB 2,299 (~Rs 23,150) and RMB 2,599 (~Rs 26,200). The most expensive edition offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, which will set you back by RMB 2,899 (~Rs 29,200).
As for the Redmi K30 4G model, the phone’s 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB variants cost RMB 1,599 (~Rs 16,100) and RMB 1,699 (~Rs 17,100) respectively. The handset’s 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB editions are being offered for RMB 1,899 (~Rs 19,130) and RMB 2,199 (~Rs 22,150) respectively.