The rumor has it that the supply of D1000+ chips is only limited to select few phone-makers (Xiaomi, Vivo) in limited quantities at this point. Xiaomi will not have sufficient supply of D1000+ chips in foreseeable future to meet the estimated minimal domestic demand. This supply vs demand issue will lessen as we approach Q4 of 2020.
At this point, only Dimensity 800 is more widely available in decent quantities to more phone-makers.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020But the whole Europe have a population about the same size as the whole China. Which is 1 bill... moreNever heard about such number of European population... or am I missing something?
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020Why on Earth would you deprive the rest of the world of both of these absolutely top-notch fla... moreIt's to create a buzz
2 months after this, Xiaomi will say
"Due to strong demand....
From international Xiaomi Fans...."
Blackkk Mamba , 14 Aug 202012% of Chinese population using iPhone means more iPhone users than entire Europe combined. J... moreBut the whole Europe have a population about the same size as the whole China. Which is 1 billion+ people.
Garyt, 14 Aug 2020Mediatek chip equals no custom rom support. But with this price
I can buy another one in 2 years
Hey Xiaomi, if you guys can release a dimensity 1000+ phone with 5g and 120hz display and no notch with a $287 price like this one, why rip us off with the new pocos?
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020In terms of the value delivered, K30Ultra is probably the best all-around smartphone in the hi... moreWould probably agree with you if it wasn't a mediatek chip. Xiaomi users love custom roms and I believe there will be no custom rom support. Also because this is a phone exclusive to China they will be stuck with China rom. Will be great in China. Global wise I don't think so.
K30Ultra has redefined the concept of "flagship killer". A "flagship killer" is not about a lower-priced phone with a flagship SoC, it is about an all-around 'near' flagship experience at affordable price.
Judged from the initial feedbacks from various forums, K30Ultra is on its way to become Redmi's best selling smartphone in its domestic market in recent memories. It should comfortably outsell any other smartphone in Redmi 10X series, K20 series, K30 series, Redmi Note 8 series, or even Redmi Note 7 series.
The Magic Recipe for this success?
- near flagship experience with an enhanced feature set and a lower price-point. All this is made possible by getting rid of SD865 which most buyers in this price-segment don't want and don't care for.
The best priced mid/high range phone ever. There is absolute no rival to this for anyone no biased towards any brand.
In terms of the value delivered, K30Ultra is probably the best all-around smartphone in the history of Redmi. This is a significant redesign to address the rapidly changing domestic smartphone scene, as startlingly revealed by Xiaomi's market research and the various consumer reports tracking buyers' behavior. For 2020, a startling discovery is a drastic drop of interests in budget flagships (SD865 based), especially among female buyers. Budget flagships, such as K30Pro and K30Pro(Zoom), are no longer considered a value proposition. In its place, we witness the emergence of a 'NEW' type of value smartphones: the premium mid-rangers. While K30Pro (K30ProZoom) are not selling that well, the similarly priced or higher priced premium mid-rangers, such as Nova7Pro(Kirin985), Vivo X50Pro(SD765G), and Oppo Reno4Pro(SD765G), are selling surprisingly well.
Common among these 'NEW favorite' expensive mid-rangers:
1) Special attention to design aesthetics: curved front, thin body, light-weight, various improved corner treatment, flagship grade build quality..
2) Enhanced surface treatment: AG processing, ceramic treatment of glass panel, newly developed special surface coatings.
3) Impactful unique (or uncommon) features:
- eye-tracking auto-focus for selfie (Nova7Pro);
- multi-stream video for vlog (Nova7Pro);
- class-leading motion-tracking video with gimbal stabilizer (Vivo X50 Pro);
- dedicated video camera for superior low-light video performance (Oppo's SD765G based Reno4Pro);
- periscope optical zoom (Nova7Pro, Vivo X50Pro)
4) Good enough SoCs with integrated 5G (SD765G, Kirin985).
K30Ultra is priced at least $130 lower than K30Pro, but with a more muscular feature set:
- A system-wide optimization to support 120Hz AMOLED screen with motion compensation, the first 120Hz AMOLED screen for this price range.
- Stereo speakers, very unusual in a budget flagship;
- newly developed coating technology for better finish.
- a more thermal-efficient SoC with superior 5G performance.
A switch from SD865 to D1000+ reduces the base cost by at least $150, and offers Xiaomi a significantly improved pricing flexibility. With this new pricing point and feature set, K30Ultra should comfortably outsell both of its siblings: Redmi 10X and Redmi K30Pro.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020every?
iPhone only 12% in China12% of Chinese population using iPhone means more iPhone users than entire Europe combined.
Judging percentage of people using a particular phone for countries like India and China isn't fair since even with low percentages, the numbers of users are way higher than other countries.
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020Not literally everyone of course, in case you don't know what figurative meaning is...You mean you weren't telling the truth?
Why on Earth would you deprive the rest of the world of both of these absolutely top-notch flagship phones? Keep them exclusively in China is a huge mistake I mean absolutely fatal flaw to keep these exclusive to one market why would you limit yourself with specks this good at those prices you would literally sell millions of them it's almost like Xiaomi doesn't want to make a profit it makes no sense
Anonymous, 14 Aug 2020And yet every Chinese person has an iPhone. Hmmm...Guess Huawei have been making the majority of their sales out of ghost Chinese people ,since every Chinese has an iPhone..
Markuss, 14 Aug 2020I mean endusers. Chinese don't usually care about the newest and affordability since they... moreChina is a big country and the young people are very into their tech. University students definitely care about the latest and best price. Also people in smaller less wealthy cities want the best bang for their buck. Generally very few professionals in larger cities like Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou are going to consider any Xiaomi phones as they care a lot about image and it's nearly all Huawei p series and mate series and Apple with professional office workers. Most China variant Xiaomi phones stay in China though