Xiaomi keeps pushing the market with upgraded phones and we see best value for money phones under its Sub-Brand Redmi, this time we are going to see how they have upgraded their last flagship killer Redmi K20 into Redmi 30, so let us have a look on what specification they have put into this device and have a go on how it will perform in Indian Market.
It is probable that only 4G version of the Redmi K30 will be launched in India, because we don’t have 5G rolled out yet, so the Processor we will be getting is Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, it features two ARM Cortex-A76 cores clocked at up to 2.2 GHz paired with Six small ARM Cortex-A55 cores that have max clock speed of 1.8 GHz for power efficiency, which is a gaming centric mid-range chip and is pretty powerful in its segment and it will be paired with Qualcomm Adreno 618 as GPU, this chipset offers better LTE and WIFI reception in devices as well as increased speeds.
Redmi K30 will feature a bigger display that is 6.67 Inches but this time they had decided to go with traditional IPS LCD Panel, it is a Full HD+ screen that have a resolution of 1080 × 2400 pixels, that is roughly around pixel density of 395ppi very similar to Redmi Note 8 Pro, it produces brightness well but gets little dull when producing colours as compared to OLED panels, I think this was done for cost cutting.
This phone also keeps up with the trend of Quad camera setup, the main camera being a 64 Megapixel but the sensor they are offering for this is different, it is not Samsung’s Isocell Sensor as seen on other Redmi and Realme devices, this time they have used the Sony IMX686 for the main sensor, secondary cameras consist of 8 MP ultra-wide plus 2 MP for depth detection and another 2 MP for Macro shots, I liked the front camera styling, this year we will be seeing more punch-hole style camera that notched ones, the selfie camera here is not alone this time it gets a 2 MP companion the main snapper is of 20 Megapixel.
Good thing is that it comes with Android 10 out of the box but with MIUI 11, is it a good thing or bad is personal choice, Redmi K30 also features 4500 mAh battery, mandatory type-C connector, and a 27 Watt fast charger, one thing to be noted it comes with a hybrid SIM-slot, there are also changes from the previous design and overall styling and personally speaking I prefer this look more, it will also feature Corning Gorilla Glass protection in both front and rear.
Variants and price :
As for variants there will be four variants of Redmi K30 that will be entering the Indian market, 6GB RAM paired storage options of 64GB and 128GB, want more RAM then you can pick from pairing of 8GB RAM with 128GB and 256GB of storage, my senses say the base model of Redmi K30 will start from around ₹16,000.
I may be wrong as there have been no confirmed statement from Xiaomi related to pricing of the devices, How will it square off to the Realme X2 we can only tell after we get to see the device in market, till then keep reading.