Just yesterday, Xiaomi announced the Redmi Note 9S, essentially the Redmi Note 9 Pro for the international smartphone scene, at an online event in Malaysia. Now, the world’s third-biggest smartphone vendor has made the Redmi K30 Pro official, following weeks of rumors and leaks.
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It’s the direct sequel to the Redmi K20 Pro that was launched in China and the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro for non-Chinese markets. The latter officially debuted in the Philippines last year with a starting price of P18,990 (roughly $372 converted to U.S. currency) for the 6GB/128GB version.
The Redmi K30 Pro, if and when it launches outside of China (where it will arrive first), will likely be the most affordable Qualcomm Snapdragon 865-based phone on the market. In case you’re curious, Chinese pricing details for the K30 Pro are as follows:
- 6GB/128GB – ¥2,999 (P21,598 or $424)
- 8GB/128GB – ¥3,399 (P24,479 or $480)
- 8GB/256GB – ¥3,699 (P26,639 or $523)
There’s also a higher-end Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, which swaps out the 5-megapixel macro sensor on the back for an 8-megapixel telephoto camera with optical image stabilization and 3x optical zoom. Here are its prices:
- 8GB/128GB – ¥3,799 (P27,359 or $537)
- 8GB/256GB – ¥3,999 (P28,800 or $565)
The Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition are identical inside and outside, apart from having different secondary camera specs. They share the same 64-megapixel primary shooter, 13-megapixel ultra-wide option, and 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The rear camera system features a circular design, similar to what the Huawei Mate 30 series offers, and has four lenses arranged to form a square. For videos, the K30 Pro supports up to 8K resolution. The front-facing camera with a pop-up feature carries a 20-megapixel sensor.
Meanwhile, the almost-bezel-less Super AMOLED screen is 6.67 inches with FHD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for extra protection against bumps and drops. It also integrates a fingerprint sensor under the panel for easier unlocking. Sadly, there’s no mention of a higher refresh rate for the display, despite the fact that the regular Redmi K30 sports a 120Hz LCD.
The K30 Pro has a 4,700mAh battery, up from the 4,000mAh cell inside the K20 Pro and Mi 9T Pro, and supports 33-watt fast charging over a USB-C port. As expected, it boots Xiaomi’s MIUI 11 skin with Android 10 on top.
Redmi K30 Pro vs Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition: Specs comparison
Main image via Anzhuo
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