The Redmi K30 series came into existence last month. It comes in two separate variants with 5G and 4G options. The Redmi K30 4G variant with Snapdragon 730G was up for sale just after the launch. But 5G variant powering Snapdragon 765G chipset was initially scheduled to launch in January 2020. Recently, we have heard from the official Mi store that Redmi K30 5G will be available for pre-orders starting from January 7.
Now the Xiaomi’s founder and CEO, Lei Jun teases the Redmi K30 5G retail box. However, there is nothing special as it is a typical Redmi packaging. The “5G” letter highlights the 5G support for this device. Speaking of the specs, both the variants share almost equal specs expect for the different SoC and other minor changes. There is 5MP macro lens on 5G variant instead 2MP found on standard Redmi K30. Another difference is 30W fast charging support in comparison to 27W for the 4G variant.
|Redmi K30 5G||Redmi K30 4G|
|Display||6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ LCD||6.67-inch 1080 x 2400 pixels Full HD+ LCD|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (both front and rear)||Corning Gorilla Glass 5 (both front and rear)|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|CPU||Octa-core (1x2.4 GHz Kryo 475 Prime & 1x2.2GHz Kryo 475 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 475 Silver)||Octa-core (2x2.2 GHz Kryo 470 Gold & 6x1.8 GHz Kryo 470 Silver)|
|GPU||Adreno 620||Adreno 618|
|Rear Camera||64MP, f/1.89 Sony IMX686 + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP depth + 5MP macro||64MP, f/1.89 Sony IMX686 + 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens + 2MP depth + 2MP macro|
|Front Camera||Dual 20MP + 2MP||Dual 20MP + 2MP|
|Battery||4500 mAh, 30W charging||4500 mAh, 27W charging|
|Storage & RAM||6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage||6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage|
|OS||Android 10;MIUI 11||Android 10;MIUI 11|
|Price||6GB/64GB - 1999 CNY
6GB/128GB - 2299 CNY
8GB/128GB - 2599 CNY
8GB/256GB - 2899 CNY
|6GB/64GB - 1599 CNY
6GB/128GB - 1699 CNY
8GB/128GB - 1899 CNY
8GB/256GB - 2199 CNY
|Availability||January 7, 2020||December 12, 2019|
|Colors||White, Blue, Red, Purple||White, Blue, Red, Purple|
Other core specs include 6.67-inch Full HD+ 1080 x 2400 pixels LCD display with Corning Gorilla 5 protection and 120Hz refresh. It means the touch response is smoother in comparison to Redmi 20 series. It has 4500 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging support. The 30W fast charger gets a slight downgrade to 27W for standard Redmi K30 in comparison to Redmi K30 5G. The device runs on latest MIUI 11 custom user interface, that is based on Android 10 operating system.
There are multiple storage variants with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB of built-in storage. All the essential connectivity options are present on the Redmi K30 series. For optics, The Redmi K30 5G variant sports 64MP Sony’s IMX686 primary sensor combined with 8MP 120-degree ultra-wide sensor, 2MP depth, and 5MP dedicated macro lens. Overall, Redmi K30 5G one of the early adopters of the latest Snapdragon 765G. That supports dual-mode 5G, meaning you can switch in between 2G to 5G according to network availability.