The company did not introduce the Redmi K30 Pro during this event, though. So, the only phone that got introduced is the mid-range one, the Redmi K30. The ‘Pro’ model will probably follow in the coming months.
The Redmi K30 has been announced in both 4G and 5G variants
The Redmi K30 4G and 5G variants are almost completely the same. The Redmi K30 4G is fueled by the Snapdragon 730G, while the 5G variant comes with the Snapdragon 765G. One supports 5G connectivity, the other does not. In addition to that, the two phones differentiate in the charging and camera departments, that’s something we’ll talk about a bit later on.
The Redmi K30 is made out of metal and glass. The device has really thin bezels, and a flat display. It also comes with a pill-shaped display camera hole on the front. That cutout includes two cameras, and it is reminiscent of the Galaxy S10+’s setup, actually.
The phone’s display sports rounded corners, as does the phone itself. Redmi’s logo sits on the back of this phone, along with a quad camera setup. A circular design element is placed around those vertically-aligned cameras, just to differentiate the phone.
It features a side-facing fingerprint scanner
On the right side of the device, you will notice a fingerprint scanner. Above that fingerprint scanner, the volume up and down physical buttons are included. That fingerprint scanner doubles as a power / lock button, by the way.
The 5G variant of this phone comes with support for built-in 5G stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks, in case you were wondering. The Redmi K30 has a 5mm copper tube liquid cooling, and it ships with Android 10 out of the box. On top of Google’s operating system, you’ll get Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin.
The Redmi K30 features a 6.67-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) 20:9 LCD display with 120Hz refresh rate. That display supports HDR10+ output, and it is protected by a sheet of Gorilla Glass 5.
The Redmi K30 comes with 6GB / 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage. The phone’s storage is expandable up to 512GB, by the way. The device also has two SIM card slots.
A 4,500mAh battery is included in the package here, and it supports 27W wired fast charging on the 4G model, and 30W charging on the 5G variant. The phone also comes with a 1217 Linear Speaker, Smart PA, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Four cameras sit on the back of the device
64-megapixel (Sony’s IMX686 sensor, 0.8um pixel size, f/1.89 aperture), 8-megapixel (120-degree ultra-wide sensor, 1.12um pixel size, f/2.2 aperture), 2-megapixel (depth), and 5-megapixel (macro, 1.75um pixel size, f/2.4 aperture) cameras are included here. Do note that the 4G model comes with a 2-megapixel macro sensor, not 5-megapixel one.
The device comes in Blue, Purple, Red, and White color variants. The 4G variant will become available from December 12 in China, while the 5G model will go on sale in January 2020. The pricing for the 4G model starts at CNY1,599 ($227), while the pricing for the 5G variant starts at CNY1,999 ($284). The Redmi K30 will launch globally under the Xiaomi brand, quite probably, the same as the Redmi K20. The Redmi K30 Pro is expected to arrive next year with the Snapdragon 865.