The Redmi K30 Pro is a smartphone with a 6.7 inch AMOLED display, four rear cameras, and a pop-up selfie camera.

It’s also one of the cheapest phones with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor and 5G support. Prices will start at just about $425 when the phone goes on sale in China later this week.

Xiaomi says the phone’s 2400 x 1080 pixel AMOLED display supports HDR10+ and up to 1200 nits of brightness. It tops out at a 60 Hz refresh rate, but supports 180 Hz touch sampling for low-latency input.

Other specs include a 4,700 mAh battery, 33W faster charging, an IR blaster, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and an IP53 water and dust resistance rating.

The entry-level model features 6GB of LPDDR4x memory and 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage. But higher-priced versions have 8GB of speedier LPDDR5 memory and up to 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage.

The Redmi K30 Pro’s front-facing camera is a 20MP shooter. And on the back of the phone there are three cameras:

  • 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera
  • 13MP wide-angle (123-degree)
  • 5MP macro
  • 2MP depth

Xiaomi also has a Redmi K30 Pro Zoom variant,which swaps out the macro camera for an 8MP 3X telephoto camera with a 50mm focal length.

Here’s a run-down of the Chinese pricing for each model:

  • Redmi K30 Pro w/6GB/128GB for RMB 2,999 ($425)
  • Redmi K30 Pro w/8GB/128GB for RMB 3,399 ($480)
  • Redmi K30 Pro w/6GB/256GB for RMB 3,699 ($525)
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom w/8GB/128GB for RMB 3,799 ($540)
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom w/8GB/256GB for RMB 3,999 ($565)

There’s no word on if or when these phones will be available outside of China.

via Mi Blog

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9 replies on “Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 Pro is a flagship phone with a starting price of $425 (in China)”

  1. Trying to argue against a phone like this is extremely difficult. If they would just enable video out over usb-c, it would be impossible. You couldn’t get anything else, try to argue in it’s favor, and come out feeling like you made the right choice. If it wasn’t for that, what excuse could you possibly have?
    Morals? Morals are relics of a bygone age where clueless people with weak minds made up oppressive rules based on superstitions and lies. Freedom? Look at what all this freedom has you, it’s consumed itself and now you’re a bunch of disgusting pathetic losers on the global stage. And any phone emphasizing “freedom” is living in the past and incompatible with the way the world works. Man up and get the k30 pro.
    It disgusts me that I was able to think of all these insults so quickly. And this is just the watered down, ambiguous ones, if they did it, you’d be seeing far more degrading, more explicitly sociopolitical ones that I don’t want to write down.

    1. “Trying to argue against a phone like this is extremely difficult.”

      Manufacturers still offer phones with different internals at different price points aimed at different customers. God forbid, devices of different physical sizes. Even if we disregard all the other manufacturers, Xiaomi offers different phones for different folks, too. As I remember we played this out the last time as well. This one for example is still too big for me.

      “Man up and get the”

      You can tell it to all the ladies reading Liliputing! B)

      Oh. This one is still about twice the price to my usual price point. Next.

    2. Unless they are offering minimum 2 years of security updates, I wouldn’t even consider it. Also, the fact that I bought an S10+ just 2 months ago will stop me from manning up and buying it.

      1. MIUI sends updates every 4 weeks… but they are “empty” updates.
        The bug report is always vague or non-existent, and the download sizes are small. They do this to trick their users into thinking that Xiaomi has good software support. They don’t. The monthly security updates are behind the other OEMs. And if you get 1 platform update you are lucky. Sometimes they will update the OS to the next version, but to Xiaomi’s next OS version, without actually updating the underlying Android version.

        For instance, your phone might just get the update to “MIUI 10” and you’re thinking, wow this phone and this company is great. I now have Android10 on this old phone. Nope, you’re still running Android 6.0 Marshmallow underneath.

        And to add to that, Xiaomi doesn’t make “Flagship” (aka Luxury) phones. The only ones that do are Apple (iPhone 11 Pro), Google (Pixel 4XL), Sony (Xperia II), Samsung (S20) and LG (V60). These are all luxury devices, using some of the best technology around, and costly too.

        I’m not saying Xiaomi are incompetent, or cannot build a luxury phone. I’m saying they choose not to. They always cut-corners, and try to mass produce phones as fast as possible, and as cheap as possible. So you get much better value, but you do not get a Flagship. For the longest time, they have used USB 2.0 in their ports, lacked wireless charging, omitted NFC, only support a few 4G/LTE frequencies (not global roam ready), and lastly they are not IP68+ water proof. Throwing a “flagship processor” at a Midrange Phone, that does NOT make it a Flagship Phone. You still have to upgrade the Cameras, Screen, Ports, Durability, etc etc. And Xiaomi isn’t alone in this direction, plenty of other Chinese OEMs do the same thing, by trying to sell their Midrange Phones as Flagships… and it’s a strategy that works in Mainland China but not in the Western markets.

        Although new to the Luxury Market are a couple of new players; ASUS (RoG 2), ZTE (Axon 11), Oppo (Find X2 Pro), OnePlus (8 Pro). In the future you can add Huawei to this list, which is still suspended from USA/Google Services.

        1. Huawei’s screens are always worse than Oppo and vivo within the same price range, just slightly better than Xiaomi. It becomes its “tradition” to use cheaper phone screen on its flagship since its customer in China will buy whatever it push out after years of bombard by its “Made in China” promotion while its sub-brand Honor sells the best only while it’s on sale, unlike nova sells like crazy only because it has “Huawei” logo on it while keeping the same or similar design as Honor.

        2. The funniest thing about Huawei is that it keep bragging about its camera during night time shooting while reviews keeps finding out it can shoot red color and yellow color neon light/logo as white during night time.
          Oppo’s ColorOS functionally is behind MIUI and EMUI, it hired meizu’s head designer along with the whole team to design ColorOS 6, which looks like a knockoff of meizu’s Flyme, but ColorOS has far less ads on its system than MIUI and EMUI.
          People in China finds out why EMUI is so good in durability: it will reduce resolution in several big apps in China like taobao, amap, and games are basically running in 720P even if you turn off dynamic resolution function. EMUI’s head developer then apologized it is only a “bug” while it happened since EMUI 5, then only “fixed” it on Mate 30 series then pretended it never happen, just like Mate 20 Pro’s green screen, P10’s memory mixed use and Honor Magic 2 broken charging bracket.

          1. WARNING, it’s a Long Read. Interesting comment, though my experience with dozens of different OEMs and phones has left me with a different impression. I’ll talk about each OS starting from the leanest barebones to the heaviest skinned.

            First up, we have Stock AOSP. It’s a 1/10 for its heaviness. Yes, you can download the free and open OS from GitHub and compile it for your device. However, it’s missing some features, it isn’t the best looker, and obviously lacking Google Services API and Apps is bad for most users.

            The next leanest is Stock AndroidOne OS. It’s a 3/10 for heaviness. That’s the kind you see on HMD-Nokia phones. This is great because you get all that you need, in a very lean/fast form, and with the benefit of faster updates and longer update support. Some customisation from the OEM seems to be accepted by Google, and all updates no longer are pushed out by Google but instead have to be pushed out by the OEM. The biggest benefit of this OS, is that customers know and have an expectation of software support… all other options are nothing more than “pinky promise” or “white lie”.

            You could say the “Google OS” is the next leanest option. It doesn’t have “bloatware” in the traditional sense. Yet, it’s no longer lean, and it is full of software features that are useless outside of USA. Not to mention the annoy and simple yet stupid bugs. Ever since the change from the Nexus 6P to the Pixel lineup, it has been a downhill show for me. It’s a 3.5/10 for heaviness.

            So what follows?
            Arguably it is (OnePlus) OxygenOS, (Sony) Xperia UI, and (Motorola) Moto UI. The first two have excellent track-record for delivering software updates, sometimes better than AndroidOne. All three are basically like AndroidOne but they add a couple things on top of it, such as a dozen features, or a better Camera App etc. Super-useful things and not bloatware at all. They’re roughly 4/10 for heaviness. It’s unfortunate that Motorola is no longer trustworthy with their software support ever since they were acquired by Lenovo.

            Speaking of, Lenovo (ZUI) and ASUS (ZenUI), have massively changed their OS over the last two years. Both of these companies transitioned from a Full-Skinned to a Half-Skinned OS. The current iteration is a “light-skinned” OS has been much better for it. In many ways, they’re similar to ZTE and it’s MiFavor and Alcatel OS. So even though they’re in-offensive to use, their software updates are still a work in progress. They’re a 5/10 for heaviness.

            Speaking of “Half Skinned” OS, the next ones inline are (Oppo) ColorOS, (Oppo) Realme UI, (ZTE) Nubia UI. There’s no need to mention HTC and their Sense UI, since its practically a dead/absorbed company. These rate about 5.5/10 for heaviness. Obviously all three are Chinese phones which sell both internationally and in the Chinese market. I can’t speak much about Realme UI, but the Nubia UI was definitely not that pleasant to use and software updates are non-existent. However, ColorOS has surprised me…. they’ve taken a lot of inspiration from their other brand OnePlus/OxygenOS. It does get updates but not as much as needed, which is pretty much their only issue.

            Okay, I purposely separated these two. The LG UX (by LG) and One UI (by Samsung) are also Half-Skinned OS. Coming in at around 6/10 for heaviness. They aren’t as light-skinned as the above options, but they have come a long way since their Heavy-Skinned (and bloated) days. The LG UX is the more boring one of the two, but its pretty inoffensive. It can look pretty stock once you apply your own theme, launcher, icon pack. However, its rock-solid stable and it is the world-leader on the audio and video fronts (Professional grade QuadDAC and Manual Mode?). Samsung’s One UI has a few more bloat, and has more bugs. But to their credit, they’ve been doing an excellent job of software updates so far. This isn’t the TouchWiz/S-Experience of old. Despite all the good things I talked about LG UX, it does not have DeX, a game-changer in my books. It reminds me back to the HP Elite X3 and how it docked to have full-Windows10 on your Desktop Monitor.

            Now, here’s where things start to get off. This is sort of where things were for most OEMs about 5 years ago. They were pushing their Heavy-Skinned OS as a differentiator, but it only worked to hurt customers who got mostly ugly choices, buggy software, and little update support. In this segment we have (Huawei) EMUI, (Honor) MagicUI, and (Vivo) FunTouch OS. And they rate between 6/10 to 7/10. Honestly, there’s not much positive to say. EMUI is the best here, but that’s not saying much. They do a poor job of software updates, but better than the other two. There system management is aggressive, reminding me of the TouchWizz days. And the UI is overall clunky. There have been security flaws posted, but I haven’t noticed much bugs. So yeah, a poor performance overall, and not much else to say.

            The last category is the Full-Skinned OS: MIUI (by Xiaomi) and FlymeOS (by Meizu). They rank as 7.5/10 and 9/10 respectively. You would expect the more stock os to be better, but in my experience that is not the case. MIUI has transformed over the years, and in some areas it got more stock and in others it got more skinned. Not to mention that it also has gotten both leaner and more bloated at the same time. The overall impression is like an unfinished painting, thanks to the inconsistent choices. Oh, and those Ads which could be disabled, are a very stupid idea. And they need to spend a lot of resources to fix some privacy concerns and a lot of small annoying bugs that persist. FlymeOS is the opposite of what I said. It is pretty much fully skinned with a consistent theme. It has been tastefully done too. There’s no bloatware, but the OS isn’t very lean. There’s the privacy concern, but a lot less bugs. The biggest issue with FlymeOS is that it is basically a China-exclusive, and doesn’t run well internationally/other phones. MIUI is much more internationally friendly. Both OS aren’t good for software updates, but where MIUI has some support (disregarding all their empty updates) the other option FlymeOS practically has no software support.

          2. EMUI has a system app called power genie, it is known for reduce resolution to extend battery life since its most target customers couldn’t tell the difference between 720P and 1080P.
            Huawei got caught with false advertising once again, it said P40 support wireless charging and 40W fast charging while in fact it supports wireless only if putting on a wireless charging case, and it supports 22.5W charging while the power adapter supports 40W fast charging LOL.

          3. Well I makes a mistake, it should be “P40 supports wireless only if putting on a wireless charging case”

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