The Redmi K30 5G is the first smartphone powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC which brings in 5G connectivity to the device, making it the first Redmi smartphone to support the next-gen network.
The smartphone boots Android 10-based MIUI 11 and comes in four memory versions - 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/256GB.
The Redmi K30 5G is built around a 6.67" LCD that has a resolution of 2400x1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz, which is another first for a Redmi smartphone.
The display also has a pill-shaped punch hole in the top-right corner for the 20MP selfie camera joined by a 2MP depth sensor.
Around the back, we get a quad camera setup aligned vertically in the center. It's a combination of 64MP main (Sony IMX686), 8MP ultrawide (120 degrees FOV), 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensor modules.
The Redmi K30 5G is the first smartphone to sport a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor.
The smartphone doesn't have a fingerprint reader on the back because it's embedded in the power button on the right side.
The K30 5G comes with a copper tube for liquid cooling and features dual-frequency GPS and Bluetooth 5.1. It packs a 4,500 mAh battery with 30W fast charging support and comes in four color options - Blue, Red, Purple, and White.
The Redmi K30 has the same design as the K30 5G, but there are some differences between the two.
The K30 has a Snapdragon 730G SoC at the helm and doesn't support 5G. It also comes with a downgraded 2MP macro camera at the back and supports slightly slower 27W charging.
Besides, the K30 gives dual-frequency GPS a miss, comes with Bluetooth 5.0, and is only offered in three colors - Blue, Red, and Purple.
The Redmi K30 starts at CNY1,599 ($230/€205) while the base variant of the 5G version costs CNY400 ($55/€50) more. You can check out the table below for more details about the pricing.
|Model||Redmi K30||Redmi K30 5G|
The Redmi K30 5G will be available for purchase in China in January 2020, but the K30 will go on sale from December 12. There's no word on the availability of the K30 series in other markets.