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    Xiaomi unveils Redmi K30, the affordable 5G smartphone

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    After many receiving many rumours, Xiaomi has finally unveiled the Redmi K30 smartphone in China. This is one of the most affordable 5G smartphones which you look for at the moment. You might be expecting why you have not heard of Redmi K20 smartphone in Malaysia. The reason is Redmi K20 is known as Xiaomi Mi 9T in Malaysia. There is some naming conventions difference between China and the rest of the world.

    Xiaomi unveils two models of the Redmi K30. One is the 5G variant and the other model is the 4G variant. Let’s glance through both the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 5G specs. Click the button below for more info on the specs for the Redmi K30.

    On the front side, the Redmi K30 features a 6.67″ Full HD+ LCD display. For the first time, Redmi K30 comes with a 120Hz refresh rate. Which means you can scroll seamlessly especially when scrolling through your old memories photos. Surprisingly, we are not sure why Xiaomi did not use the AMOLED display for the Redmi K30. Instead of an AMOLED display, Xiaomi uses an LCD display.

    Redmi K30 uses Sony IMX686 as the main camera sensor

    Over at the camera department, the Redmi K30 features a 64MP quad-camera setup. Most of the latest smartphones are equipped with the 64MP camera lens which is supplied by Samsung. However, the Redmi K30 64MP main camera lens is from Sony which uses the IMX686 sensor. Besides the 64MP main camera, the Redmi K30 also features an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP super macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.

    For selfie wise, you can take your picture using the dual-selfie camera in the front. It is placed on the top right corner with a punch-hole display. It has a 20MP main selfie camera and a 2MP depth sensor.

    Under the hood, the 5G model runs on Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 765G processor. Whereas the 4G model runs on the Snapdragon 730G processor. Both models support RAM up to 8GB and internal storage up to 256GB. For the battery wise, Redmi K30 has a large 4,500mAh battery which supports 30W fast charging via USB-C. There is a slight difference for the 4G model. This model only supports 27W fast charging via USB-C. Apart from that, Xiaomi Redmi K30 also comes with dual 5G mode which is SA and NSA.

    Pricing and Availability

    As for now, the Redmi K30 series is only available in China. Even the 5G model is not available yet in China. Xiaomi says the 5G model will start to go for sale on late January 2020. Are we expecting this smartphone to be available in Malaysia soon? We would say you need to wait for a longer time. Here are the pricing details for the Redmi K30 in China.

    • Redmi K30 5G
      6GB RAM + 64GB storage – CNY 1,999 (RM1,182)
      6GB RAM + 128GB storage – CNY 2,299 (RM1,360)
      8GB RAM + 128GB storage – CNY 2,599 (RM1,537)
      8GB RAM + 256GB storage – CNY 2,899 (RM1,715)
    • Redmi K30
      6GB RAM + 64GB storage – CNY 1,599 (RM945)
      6GB RAM + 128GB storage – CNY 1,699 (RM1,005)
      8GB RAM + 128GB storage – CNY 1,899 (RM1,123)
      8GB RAM + 256GB storage – CNY 2,199 (RM1,300)

    Raaj Lokanathan
    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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