Redmi sub-brand of Xiaomi has gained a lot of popularity lately, thanks to its budget flagships like K30 and Note 8 series. It’s only been three months since the release of the Redmi K30 series, but the company has already come up with the successor. Using the word successor won’t be completely accurate though! Calling the newly released phone “Big Brother” would be much more appropriate. K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom successor to K30 series are finally here. After weeks of leaks and speculations, the much-anticipated devices, finally saw a release.
K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom Key specification
|Release Date||March 24, 2020|
|Display||6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display, HDR10+ support, 180Hz touch sampling rate.|
|Chipset||Snapdragon 865 chipset with X55 modem|
|Memory||6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB internal storage|
|Primary Camera||K30 Pro – 64MP Sony IMX686 + 5MP macro camera + 13MP wide-angle + 2MP depth sensor.
K30 Pro Zoom – 64MP Sony IMX686 + 2MP depth sensor + 13-megapixel wide-angle + 8MP telephoto lens.
|Selfie Camera||Motorized 20MP pop-up camera|
|Colors||Moonlight White, Sky Blue, Purple, and Space Grey|
|Miscellaneous||Improved haptic vibration motor, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, NFC, an IR port and a headphone jack|
|K30 Pro Price in Nepal||K30 Pro ~ NPR 51,700
K30 Pro Zoom ~ NPR 65,500
Design and Display
Both the K30 Pro and K30 Pro zoom has a radically different design compared to the K30 and K30 5G. The devices have a popup camera for selfies and a quad-camera setup on the back housed in a circular setup.
Both the phones feature a 6.67-inch FHD+ AMOLED display and are very clean looking. The display also features an in-display fingerprint scanner, supports HDR10+ and a 180Hz touch sampling rate. As for the refresh rate, the device is stuck with the common 60Hz.
64MP Quad Camera Setup
Around the back, the Redmi K30 Pro has a quad-camera setup, the primary sensor being a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor. Accompanying the main camera is a 13MP ultrawide snapper, a 5MP macro shooter and a 2MP depth sensor. The main camera of the device supports 3x zoom and is optically stabilized.
For those who need a telephoto lens, they would have to upgrade to K30 Pro zoom. The zoom version of the phone comes with an 8MP telephoto sensor instead of a macro lens. The telephoto lens supports 3x optical zoom as well as 30x hybrid zoom. Both the variants of the phone are capable of taking 8K videos. And to handle the selfie department, both the variants come with motorized pop-up solutions sporting a 20MP sensor.
Performance, Software, and Battery
Powering the K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom is a Snapdragon 865 SoC which comes bundled with 6 or 8GB of RAM and 128 or 256GB of internal storage. The storage is the UFS 3.1 kind and is very fast. Both the phones run on Android 10 out of the box with MIUI 11 on top.
Inside the phone, an impressive 4700mAh battery is taking care of keeping the lights on. The battery supports 33W fast charging and can be charged using USB Type-C. The phone has X55 modem built-in which enables the 5G connectivity on the phone. This means the device is 5G ready out of the box. The additional feature of the phone includes improved haptic vibration motor, Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, NFC, an IR port and a headphone jack.
Redmi K30 4G & K30 5G Price in Nepal
Finally coming to the pricing, the base version of the K30 Pro starts at CNY 2,999 (~ NPR 51,700) which will give you the 6GB/128GB variant. There is also an 8GB/128GB which will cost you CNY 3,399 (~ NPR 58,600) and an 8/256GB which comes at CNY 3,699 (~ NPR 63,800)
And as for K30 Pro Zoom, the base model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage comes at CNY 3,799 (~ NPR 65,500) while the 8/256GB variant costs at CNY 3,999 which is approximately equivalent to NPR 69000.
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