Xiaomi has launched the successor to the already popular K20 series, the Redmi K30 in China. Redmi K30 comes in both 4G and 5G variants. In India, we may see the 4G variant to come soon in 2020. Instead of the pop-up camera used in the K20 series, the Redmi K30 series sports a bezel-less display with dual punch-hole camera. The rear of the phone features a quad-camera setup placed vertically in a circle that resembles a coin. Indeed, Xiaomi was inspired by the coin booth and hence the design. The primary camera is 64-megapixel, there is a 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor, 2-megapixel portrait camera and 5-megapixel macro lens. The front selfie camera is 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel.
Redmi K30 is powered by the Snapdragon 765G processor and comes 6GB/64GB, 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB options. It features a 6.67-inch 20:9 full HD+ display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. This display is first from Xiaomi to feature 120Hz refresh rate. The battery in the phone is 4500mAh and supports 30W fast charging via the USB Type-C port. The phone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and has NFC. The Redmi K30 comes with a fingerprint sensor that is located on the side. The phone will run on MIUI 11, however, it is not clear if Redmi K30 will also come with Android 10 pre-installed. In China, Redmi K30 6GB/64GB is priced at 1,599 Yuan (approx Rs. 16,000), 6GB/128GB model is priced at 1,699 Yuan (approx Rs. 17,000) the 8GB/128GB model retails for 1,899 Yuan (approx Rs. 19,000) and the 8GB/256GB version retails for 2,199 Yuan (approx Rs. 22,000). The price of the 5G variant of the phone starts at 1,999 Yuan (approx Rs. 20,000). The Redmi K30 comes in four colours – white, blue, purple and red.
The pricing of the phone seems pretty competitive which Xiaomi is known for. In India, we expect the pricing to be on similar lines or better.
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