The new Redmi K30 that has been launched in China. The company itself revealed that the Redmi K30 will be its first 5G smartphone back in October 2019. Closer to launch, Redmi confirmed the quad rear camera setup with the 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor, 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging, side fingerprint sensor, 3.5mm headphone jack, and multi-function NFC. Below is the full specification sheet of the Redmi K30 4G and Redmi K30 5G.
Redmi K30 5G and Redmi K30 4G Specifications
|Specification||Redmi K30 5G / Redmi K30 4G|
|Dimensions and Weight||165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79 mm208g|
|Display||6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LCD;120Hz high refresh ratePunch-hole display with dual front camerasCorning Gorilla Glass 5HDR 10 support|
|SoC||5G:Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G:1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Prime core @ 2.4GHz1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Performance core @ 2.2GHz6x (ARM Cortex-A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz7nm EUV processAdreno 6204G: Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|RAM and Storage||6GB LPDDR4X + 64GB UFS 2.16GB + 128GB8GB + 128GB8GB + 256GBSupports microSD card expandability|
|Battery & Charging||4,500 mAh batteryFast charging:5G — 30W4G — 27W|
|Rear Camera||Photo:Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, f/1.9, 1/1.7” sensor, 0.8μm pixelsSecondary: 8MP 120° Wide-Angle Camera, f/2.2Tertiary: 2MP, f/2.4, Depth SensorQuaternary:5G — 5MP, Macro, f/2.44G — 2MP, Macro, f/2.4Video:4K @ 30fps1080p @ 60fpsUltra wide: 1080p @ 30fpsSlow motion: 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 960fps|
|Front Camera||Primary: 20MPSecondary: 2MP depth sensor|
|Other Features||3.5mm headphone jackMulti-function NFCIR BlasterSide fingerprint scanner5G: SA + NSA 5G network support5G: Dual-frequency GPS|
|Android Version||MIUI 11 based on Android 10|
One of the main highlights of the Redmi K30 5G is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC inside, making it the first phone to be released on this platform. The Snapdragon 765G on the Redmi K30 5G features a Prime CPU core clocked at a high 2.4GHz, assisted by a Performance CPU core clocked at 2.2GHz; both of these are based on customized Kryo 475 architecture, which in turn is derived from the ARM Cortex-A76 design. There are also 6 ARM Cortex-A55-based Efficiency cores, giving the SoC a configuration of 1+1+6, against the 2+6 config on older SoCs like the Snapdragon 730. The SoC is also built on an 8mm EUV manufacturing process. You can read more about the Snapdragon 765G in our dedicated coverage from the Snapdragon Summit 2019.
The Snapdragon 765G also integrates the 5G modem on the die, resulting in lower power consumption. The Redmi K30 5G comes with dual-mode 5G, supporting both SA and NSA networks. The device also supports 5G MultiLink — essentially allowing users to concurrently be connected to 2.4GHz WiFi, a 5GHz WiFi and 5G/4G network.
The Redmi K30 5G is also the first smartphone from Xiaomi to feature a 120Hz high-refresh-rate display. As the terminology implies, a 120Hz display displays twice the number of images per second as an ordinary 60Hz display, greatly enhancing the user experience. The device dynamically adjusts frame rate between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz depending on the app and use-case to balance user experience and power consumption. The Redmi K30 5G also has a 91% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to the punch-hole cutout that is utilized for the dual front cameras.
The Redmi K30 5G is also the first smartphone to feature the new 64MP sensor from Sony, the Sony IMX686. The IMX686 comes with a large 1/1.7″ sensor and 0.8μm pixels. The sensor can output 64MP images, but the regular camera mode will utilize pixel binning to combine four pixels into one for a 16MP, 1.6μm pixel image. The 64MP primary camera is flanked by three more cameras: ultra-wide-angle camera, depth-of-field camera, and a dedicated macro camera. On the front, you get a 20MP primary camera, coupled with a secondary camera for depth sensing.
The Redmi K30 5G continues on packing more features, as it comes with a large 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support. 5G and the high-refresh-rate display will definitely require a lot of juice throughout the day, so having a large battery as well as a quick way to top it up will come in handy. The phone also features a fingerprint scanner integrated within the power button and also retains some classic features like the 3.5mm headphone jack and the IR Blaster.
The Redmi K30 also comes in a 4G variant, which shares a lot of the same features. The primary differences are the lack of 5G (of course), a switch over to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a 2MP dedicated macro camera instead of a 5MP macro camera, a bump down to 27W fast charging, and a lack of dual-frequency GPS. The Redmi K30 4G thus retains the 120Hz display, the Sony IMX686, and the big 4,500 mAh battery — making it a viable device for users who are not interested in 5G for the foreseeable future.
Price and Availability
Both, the Redmi K30 5G and Redmi K30 4G are available in four RAM and storage variants.
|Variant||Redmi K30 4G||Redmi K30 5G|
|6GB + 64GB||CNY 1599 (~$227/₹16,100)||CNY 1999 (~$284/₹20,100)|
|6GB + 128GB||CNY 1699 (~$241/₹17,100)||CNY 2299 (~$327/₹23,100)|
|8GB + 128GB||CNY 1899 (~$270/₹19,100)||CNY 2599 (~$370/₹26,100)|
|8GB + 256GB||CNY 2199 (~$312/₹22,100)||CNY 2899 (~$412/₹29,200)|