Xiaomi has just launched a new phone in its home market of China, the Redmi K30 Racing Edition. The device is the first to come equipped with Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 768G chipset, which is an upgraded version of the Snapdragon 765G. The Snapdragon 768G offers better CPU and GPU performance than its predecessor, with the Adreno 620 GPU offering 15 percent better performance, and the clock speed on the CPU bumped to 2.8GHz from 2.4GHz. As expected, this chipset too comes with an integrated Snapdragon X52 5G modem.
Apart from the new chipset, the Redmi K30 Racing Edition retains key specs from its predecessor, the Redmi K30 (launched in India as the POCO X2). These include a 120Hz display and a 64MP primary camera.
Redmi K30 Racing Edition specifications and features
The Redmi K30 Racing Edition features a 6.67-inch display with full HD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and 20:9 aspect ratio. As mentioned above, it is powered by the new Snapdragon 768G processor, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
In the camera department, the phone features a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide, 5MP macro and 2MP depth sensor. There is a dual punch-hole cutout in the front, which houses a 20MP primary camera and 2MP depth sensor.
The battery on board is a 4,500mAh unit which supports 30W fast charging. Xiaomi claims it can be fully charged in 57 minutes. The phone features a USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack, and also supports NFC for payments. There’s a fingerprint sensor integrated into the power button on the right side. A P2i splash-resistant coating is also present on the phone.
Redmi K30 Racing Edition price and availability
The Redmi K30 Racing Edition is priced at RMB 1,999 (~Rs 21,300) and is already available to pre-order in China. The sales begin on May 14th in the country. The phone will be available in four colours – Mint Ice Blue, Purple Jade Fantasy, Time Monologue, and Deep Sea Shimmer.