Xiaomi-backed Redmi had introduced the Redmi K30 series smartphones in China in December 2018. While the 4G edition had released in the company’s home market last month, the Redmi K30 5G was made available for purchase for the first time in China on 7th January.
In the sale, which lasted for just two hours, only the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model was made available. However, the company has now revealed that the 6GB RAM model will be available for purchase tomorrow.
The 6GB + 64GB model is priced at 1,999 yuan (~$289) while the 6GB + 128GB model costs 2,299 yuan (~$333). Both these variants can now be pre-booked with a deposit of 100 yuan (~$14).
As for the specifications, the smartphone features a 6.67-inch punch-hole display and Gorilla Glass 5 panels for protection on its front and rear. The HDR 10 complaint display produces a tall aspect ratio of 20:9 and offers Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2400 pixels. It is also the first Redmi phone to arrive with support for 120Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, the device is powered by the new 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset and comes with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB UFS 2.1 inbuilt storage. There’s also a microSD card slot on the device for expanding the storage capacity.
The back panel of the phone features a vertical quad camera setup which is placed inside a glossy round pattern. It comes with Sony IMX686 64-megapixel primary lens with an f/1.89 aperture and a 1/1.73″ sensor size. The other sensors on the device include an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with 120-degree field-of-view, a 5-megapixel macro lens and a 2-megapixel depth assist lens.
The company claims that the Redmi K30 5G has the same camera algorithms that is available on the Xiaomi Mi CC9 Pro that features 108-megapixel penta-lens camera setup. On the front, the Redmi K30 5G features an AI powered dual camera setup that includes a 20-megapixel main lens and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
It is the company’s first phone to arrive with Android 10 OS which is overlaid with the latest MIUI 11 user interface. The Mi Turbo 2.0 optimised the system performance whereas Game Turbo 2.0 enhances the device for gaming. It is powered by a 4,500mAh battery and carries support for 30W fast charging technology.