Xiaomi launched Redmi K30 5G version Under $300

We already know Qualcomm announced the 5G processor in Mid-Range with their 765 and 765G variants. When the 5G comes to Mid-Range, Xiaomi is the only manufacturer to make this more affordable. As we predicted, Xiaomi launched Redmi K30 5G version Under $300 for the basic variant with 6GB RAM and 64 GB ROM. They made a lot of sales in their K20 Pro variant- A Flagship mobile with Snapdragon 855 processor. It is an affordable price in this processor series. These mid-range K30 series have Mid-Range mobile specs but, additional to this; they added 5G connectivity. We hope K30 Pro will be the best affordable 5G Flagship phone. In the upcoming days, You can buy this mobile in an official Mi Online store.
Redmi K30 5G on the Table in Standing Position

When Xiaomi launched the new Redmi K30 Series?

Back in October 2019, they planned to announce the Mid-range 5G versions. They waited for the Qualcomm new 865 and 765 series announcement. After the official event, Xiaomi announced the new Redmi K20 series on December 10, 2019. The Event happened for nearly two hours. They mainly focused on the mobile. But, Along with, they announced Rdmibook 13, IoT devices, and some home products like Router.

Specifications in Redmi K30 Series

Xiaomi not only added the 5G as a special feature. They added a lot of things in this new series. I Will list the overall specs first, and then we will go deep into that.

  • 6.67 inch FHD+ 120Hz LCD Punch Hole Display
  • Size and Weight- 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79 mm and 208g
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor for 5G version and Snapdragon 730G processor for 4G version.
  • RAM and Internal memory variants start from 6+64 GB to 8+256 GB. Also Supports External SD card.
  • 64+8+2+5 MP Quad-Rear Camera and 20+2 MP selfie camera setup.
  • 4500 mAh Battery. The 5G version can support 30W fast charging.

Display

Redmi K30 Display Notch

When making cost-effective phones, there should be some compromises. Xiaomi launched the K30 series with the LCD Display. When we think why LCD, they compromise us with the 120Hz Screen that looks like Samsung S10 Plus like notch for dual front camera setup. If they added AMOLED Display with this refresh rate, Thr price could go further. Xiaomi LCD Displays are not bad. They are better to compare with some poor LED Displays. It comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 Support. The display supports HDR10, which is best when gaming and watching movies. So, With a 6.67 inch 120Hz Refresh rate with HDR10, If you play supporting games, the experience will be great.

Processor

5G version comes with a 765G processor. If you don’t know about the new 765G processor, Qualcomm announced Flagship processor 865 and Mid-Range variant 765 in the December 2019 event. They also announced a 765G processor, Which can perform 20% better GPU compare with the regular version. There are a lot of features that are added to the 765G processor. I will mention some essential features.G version has a 730G processor. So, We clearly understand that the Xiaomi goes as much as possible in specs. Because it has a better GPU than regular 730. It will help you when Gaming.

765G Processor Specs and Features

Snapdragon 765 Core Parts

  • Integrated 5G support with Wi-Fi 6 Ready.
  • Kryo 475 CPU octa-core and Adreno 620 GPU with 2.3 GHz speed. 7nm Technology.
  • 64 Bit Architecture.
  • The “G” variant can provide an extra 20% performance on GPU.
  • 4K video support and 192MP photos support.
  • HDR10 Display.
  • FHD+ Display support with 120Ghz.
  • It can support up to 12 GB RAM.

730G Processor Specs and Features

Snapdragon 730 Processor Internal Parts

  • Enhanced 4G support with Wi-Fi 6 Ready.
  • Kryo 470 CPU octa-core and Adreno 618 GPU with 2.2 GHz speed. 8nm Technology.
  • 64 Bit Architecture.
  • The “G” variant can provide an extra 15% performance on GPU compare with a regular 730 processor.
  • 4K video support and 192MP photos support.
  • HDR10 Display.
  • 4K Ultra HD Display support and FHD+ Display support with 120Ghz.
  • It can support up to 8 GB RAM.

RAM and ROM Variants

Xiaomi always fixes the price based on the RAM and ROM capacity. They will start from the basic version to High-End capacity. K30 is not only released as a 5G version. They also announced a 4G version of it. The regular version is the 4G version. They mentioned the 5G version as Redmi K30 5G. Internal memory is based on UFS 2.1, not 3.0.

  • 6GB +64GB (Base version)
  • 6GB +128GB
  • 8GB +128GB
  • 8GB +256GB (High-End Version)

Camera

Rear Camera Redmi K30

Before going to this, I already covered the Smartphone Camera Terms. If you know what they are, It will be beneficial to understand the camera specs. Both versions have the same camera setup. They come with Quad Camera Setup in Rear and Dual Camera setup in front.

In Rear, Main Camera 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor with f/1.9 Aperture, 1/1.7” sensor, 0.8μm pixels. Additional to this 8MP f/2.2 (For Wide Angle), 2MP f/2.4 (Depth Sensor), and 5MP f/2.4 (Macro shots) are added as other cameras. In the 4G version, instead of the 5MP Macro lens, they added a 2MP camera lens. Front Camera comes with a 20MP (Main)+2MP (Depth Sensor) setup. The 64MP photo option should be selected from the Camera app. In Default, most of the Xiaomi phones have 24MP.

In terms of videos, Camera can support 4K videos at 30FPS, 1080P at 60FPS. If you use Ultra Wide camera, you can shoot 1080P at 30 FPS. You can take slow-motion videos 1080p at 120 FPS and 720P at 960 FPS.

Other Specs

  • It comes with the 4500 mAh Battery.
  • 30W Fast Charging (5G) and 27W Fast Charging (4G).
  • NFC- Added Multi-Function support.
  • IR Blaster.

Side Finger Print Sensor Redmi K30

  • Finger Print sensor added in the side frame. My guess is there may be some issues in adding in the Display fingerprint sensor with 120Hz Screen. So, they decided to put the sensor inside. It is still better than the Rear fingerprint sensor. You can access the sensor without lifting the phone from the table, which comes handy in most of the situations.
  • Bluetooth 5.0.
  • Ports- USB Type-C and 3.5mm Headphone Jack.

Pricing

In Tech everything gets the value based on the price. Xiaomi is always making cost-effective phones.

4G Version

Redmi K30 4G Variants Price

  • CNY 1599($227, INR 16,100)- 6GB +64GB (Base version)
  • CNY 1699($241, INR 17,100)- 6GB +128GB (High Memory)
  • CNY1899($270, INR 19,100)- 8GB +128GB (High-End version)
  • CNY 2199($312, INR 22,100)- 8GB +256GB (Top Version)

5G Version

Redmi K30 5G Variants Price

  • CNY 1999($284, INR 20,100)- 6GB +64GB (Base version)
  • CNY 2299($327, INR 23,100)- 6GB +128GB (High Memory)
  • CNY2599($369, INR 26,150)- 8GB +128GB (High-End version)
  • CNY 2899($412, INR 29,200)- 8GB +256GB (Top Version)

Which one you should buy- Redmi K30 4G vs. 5G?

If you notice the specs, they are all the same other than Network connectivity. The Price range is differentiated between $50-100 based on the variants. The Minimum 5G Entrance may not come to your country until 2020. If you are in other regions, It may take a long time. But, If you buy a phone, you will use that for at least 2-3 Years. These mobiles are the Upper Mid-Range category. So, they can survive this much duration. If spending $50-100 is not bother you, you should buy the 5G version. Or Else go for the 4G.

Wrap up

When all manufacturers Released their 5G Phones with the price tag above $1000, Most of the people are not willing to spend this much for the tech, which is not going to use by them for a specific period. Integrated 5G in the Mid-range phones is an excellent move from Qualcomm. Compare with other manufacturers, Xiaomi can provide low-cost mobile phones with the same processor. Because they always Top client for most of the Smartphone internal parts manufacturer. They get a low price because of High-Volume Consumption.

When Xiaomi announced this Redmi K30 5G base version with the price tag of $284, which is under $300, It looks like everyone can use 5G version mobiles at a reasonable price. Price should be not a barrier to experience the tech. Xiaomi did a great job. What are your thoughts? Can Redmi K30 be your first 5G Phone? Comment Below.

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