Redmi's most anticipated smartphone of 2020 was just officially unveiled at an event in China just a moment ago. Let's welcome the new one Redmi K30 Pro, which rightfully includes the family name Flagship Killer 3.0.
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The novelty brought several significant innovations and equipment of this real flagship this year. Fortunately, we can reveal that it has retained its most important characteristic feature in the form of a retractable front camera.
And right at the beginning, we will be pleased to say that if in some aspects the K30 Pro loses to other top smartphones, it irritates their feet with one price. A short introduction is over and now we will show what the Redmi brand has pleased its fans with today.
Summary of Redmi K30 Pro specifications
- High performance combination of Snapdragon 865 + UFS 3.1 + LPDDR5
- Dual OIS optical image stabilization, 3x optical / 30x digital zoom, Sony 64 MPx sensor
- Samsung E3 AMOLED display, HDR10 + certification, DC Dimming
- Dual mode 5G, Wi-Fi 6, 5G MultiLink, Bluetooth 5.1
- HiFi audio, Hi-Res audio certification
- 4700 mAh battery with fast 33 W charging
- Model Redmi K30 Pro Zoom with crazy zoom
- Famous price tags like we didn't expect
Love at first sight?
The new Redmi K30 Pro, in a good way, has succumbed to current design trends and we must admit that it has been really successful in terms of design. Modernization in the form of enlargement did not bypass him either, and compared to its predecessor, it increased slightly. Dimensions are 163.3 x 75.4 mm x 8.9 mm with a weight of 218 grams.
The smartphone will be available in total in four modern shades that Redmi has revealed to us before.
At first glance, the K30 Pro impresses with today's conditions with its non-traditional display without cutouts and perforations, but also with the rear camera module in the shape of a circle. The physical connectors and buttons are arranged in the side frame of the smartphone, and their Xiaomi and Redmi-style layout has been preserved.
The rounding of the back cover on the sides optically slims the perimeter frame and thus the entire body of the smartphone. However, the display was left without significant rounding, which suits some users more, others less. The Gorilla Glass 5 standard is responsible for protecting the display as well as the glass back cover.
It is also a gratifying fact dust and water resistance certificate IP53, thanks to which the smartphone withstood a half - hour test with a dust cylinder and a water flow with a flow rate of 0,56 l / min for 10 minutes. The smartphone is above standard resistant to damage from falls, scratches and fingerprints.
The overall look of the K30 Pro is very addictive and will catch your eye at first glance. Its biggest advantage is, as with its predecessor, the K20 Pro, a display without holes and cutouts.
The retractable camera is even more sophisticated
Several members of our editorial team were pleased with the news that the Redmi K30 Pro, as well as its predecessor, will be equipped with a front retractable camera. In the end, not only the sensor but also the technology of the plug-in module underwent improvements.
The front camera sensor has a resolution 20 MPx, comes with a wide range of AI as well as 120 fps slowmotion selfie videos.
The slide-out module has also been improved. The new 3D gravity scanning system can quickly detect the fall of a smartphone and quickly retracts the camera before it hits it. At the same time, it has a built-in damping spring for protection in the event of an impact.
The ejection speed in the K30 Pro is only 0,58 seconds, which is 27% faster than the K20 Pro. This is mainly because the speed of the "slider" in the K30 Pro has been increased from 11,5 mm to 14,2 mm per second and the speed of the camera's self-timer is almost the same as with conventional mobile cameras.
The module has also retained the very popular LED light, which in addition to the visual effect also provides notifications. The new model has up to 5 types of color lighting effectswhich you can customize in settings.
The display is only a step away from perfection
Right at the beginning of the display panel information, we must confirm that the refresh rate remains at the standard 60 Hz level. It's a bit of a shame, because otherwise it would be this 6,67-inch AMOLED Samsung E3 panel perfect.
In other parameters, the display does not lag behind other top smartphones. It has a resolution 2340 x 1080 pixels, ie classic FullHD + arranged in an aspect ratio 19,5:9.
Thanks to the retractable camera, Redmi managed to achieve an amazing, up to 92,7 percent front display coverage. The manufacturer has also minimized the frames on each side and the lower chin is now only 3,86 mm.
Sampling frequency 180 Hz can detect up to 180 stimuli on the screen in a single second. Ultra high contrast 5: 000 combined with maximum brightness up to 1 rivets it is literally a caress for the eyes. The more expensive sibling Xiaomi Mi 10 has the same parameters.
In addition, the display has passed global eye protection certification TUV Rheinland, which is in fact more than just a "low blue light". Improved optimization also ensures a pleasant and gentle display in various conditions DC dimming also support HDR10 +.
Of interest is the use 360 ° ambient light recognition technology for perfect automatic brightness adjustment. Redmi used a light sensor on the front and back of the smartphone to improve the auto brightness adjustment process.
It also remained under the display fingerprint reader and the manufacturer eventually didn't move it to the side button as it did because of the LCD panel in the Redmi K30.
The best hardware threesome
In the field of computing components, the K30 Pro is endowed with the best we know today. Chip set Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 in combination with RAM L a UFS 3.1 storage without hesitation can handle even the most demanding operations. We are the parameters of these components described in detail in the article on Mi 10who got them first.
The K30 Pro starts with 6 GB of RAM, and a version with 8 GB of RAM will also be available. The internal memory offers 128 GB and 256 GB of storage. Again, there is no memory card slot in the smartphone and the user will only have to make do with the internal memory.
Graphics chip performance Adreno 650 will improve the latest version of the game software optimization Game Turbo 3.0. It includes a number of features to help the user get the best gaming experience.
The new optimization offers the Video Toolbox, with which it is possible to optimally adjust the display in various scenarios. GT3.0 also includes features such as Game Voice Changer - for changing voices or setting various sound scenes.
All components are arranged in a new three-layer motherboard. Redmi is very proud of her new motherboard design and has spent a lot of time performing it.
The "sandwich" motherboard design includes a motherboard with a processor and RAM, an RF board with various wireless connections and other chips, and an "intermediate board". The latter is used for efficient heat dissipation from chips and RAM.
Cooling is also aided by the placement of components to increase cooling efficiency. He also got this smartphone active cooling on the VC principle - Vapor Chamber (translated as a steam chamber). In combination with copper cavities, it forms an active cooling surface of up to 3 mm435.
The developers were able to insert an average of up to 61 different components per 1 cm² of board base. This innovation leaves enough space for the camera sensors, battery and mechanics of the front camera slide-out module.
The battery and charging did not disappoint
Large displays, powerful components do everything they can to save energy, but let's be honest, that's never enough. The K30 Pro did not disappoint in this respect and is equipped with a battery with capacity 4700 mAh.
The feeling of a faster loss of energy is partly compensated by fast charging with a decent one power 33 W. It takes only 100 minutes to charge the battery to 66%. Unfortunately, we won't find wireless charging here again, probably to save costs.
64 MPx redesigned camera
The rear camera module as a whole has taken on the shape of a circle and, despite the different color versions of the K30 Pro, has a black background. The four camera sensors are spaced two and two next to each other and form the vertices of an imaginary square. In order not to be few geometric shapes, the color-coded connectors of the camera sensors form a transverse cross in the circular module.
Anyway, it's an interesting design combination and thanks to it, the back of the smartphone doesn't look boring. The LED flash is located completely outside the entire module, below it.
These are the parameters of the four rear Redmi K30 Pro sensors:
- 64 MPx primary sensor Sony IMX 686 Exmor RS, aperture f / 1,89, electronic image stabilization, sensor size 1 / 1.7 ″, pixel size 0.80 µm - located at the bottom left
- 13 MPx wide-angle sensor, angle of view 123 °
- 5 MPx telephoto lens designed for macro photography, 50 mm equivalent, shooting from a distance of up to 3 cm to 7 cm
- 2 MPx portrait lens to capture depth of field, pixel size 1,75 μm
Redmi K30 Pro Zoom has the following parameters:
- 64 MPx primary sensor Sony IMX 686 Exmor RS, aperture f / 1,89, 4-axis optical image stabilization, sensor size 1 / 1.7 ″, pixel size 0.80 µm - located at the bottom left
- 13 MPx wide-angle sensor, angle of view 123 °
- 8 MPx telephoto lens, 4-axis optical image stabilization, 3x optical zoom, 30x digital zoom
- 2 MPx portrait lens to capture depth of field, pixel size 1,75 μm
The main 64 MPx sensor Sony IMX686 consists of a total of 7 lenses, but only in the case of K30 Pro Zoom. The classic K30 Pro model has a lens of 6 lenses, which means less light transmission.
New software optimization also helps perfect low-light shooting Super Night 2.0. The technology automatically extends the exposure time and creates perfect photos even in low light.
The K30 Pro Zoom has dual OIS and 30x zoom
In addition, the two lower sensors got redesigned 4-axis optical stabilization, which is the first time in history in a Redmi smartphone. Dual OIS however, it only has the K30 Pro Zoom modelwhich in addition has a 30x zoom.
Redmi CEO Lu Weibing also promised to send the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom to DxOMark experts for testing. We will soon find out the place in the world rankings.
The camera also supports HEIF formatwhich reduces photos by up to 50% while maintaining the original image quality.
Another uniqueness of the quad camera is the ability to create video in resolution up to 8K, which the manufacturer compared to the parameter of a classic film. Once again, there is a special Vlog mode, which allows you to insert various pre-prepared effects or transitions into the video.
Redmi K30 Pro is loaded with the latest technologies in the field of wireless connectivity. First of all, we will mention support 5G mobile networks. This includes the support of assisted and non-assisted SA / NSA mobile networks. It also comes with technology 5G Multilink, which without hesitation balances between 5G and WiFi.
Speaking of WiFi, we must mention that the SD865 chipset includes a module 6 WiFiwhich offers a more stable and faster connection while saving energy. The connection is available in both the 2,4 GHz and 5 GHz bands in all current 802.11 standards.
He also underwent a major innovation Bluetoothwhich is in the K30 Pro in the latest version 5.1. With integrated technology Super Bluetooth can keep the connection active only in the circuit 400 metrov. Crazy.
We are far from here in the field of wireless technologies. Redmi K30 Pro is also equipped with a module NFC for contactless identification not only for payments. The novelty also gained still popular infrared port, which was missing in the previous K20 Pro. There is also an old acquaintance 3,5 mm audio jack.
Location services are also fully represented and the smartphone can get accurate coordinates through dual GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS and Beidou.
Redmi K30 Pro has a slot for two nano SIM cards and a USB connector type C for cable connection.
Improved sound and super vibrating response
A pleasant sound experience is also an integral part of a top smartphone. In this case, the K30 Pro delivers highly accurate HiFi sound quality, SNR up to 122 dB and total harmonic distortion -108 dB. Hi-Res Audio certification is not missing and for perfect sound resolution we have a speaker with three sound waves.
The new "Taptic Engine" vibration system combines the power of a vibration motor with linear vibrations. It offers highly realistic tactile sensations called 4D vibrations and up to 153 scenarios of different vibrations.
Prices we didn't expect
If we compare it with last year's Redmi K20 Pro model, we must admit that prices have risen. However, new, more powerful equipment was added, as well as some elements that the previous model did not have. Even so, the new Redmi K30 Pro has no competition compared to other top smartphones.
Redmi once again managed to successfully balance on the verge of price-performance ratio and thus defend the adjective killer of flagships Killer 3.0.
Here are the prices of the individual memory versions:
Redmi K30 Pro
6 + 128 GB = 2999 yuan - after conversion 390 € / 11 000 CZK
8 + 128 GB = 3399 yuan - after conversion 445 € / 12 350 CZK
8 + 256 GB = 3699 yuan - after conversion 480 € / 13 415 CZK
Redmi K30Pro Zoom
8 + 128 GB = 3799 yuan - after conversion 495 € / 13 800 CZK
8 + 256 GB = 3999 yuan - after conversion 520 € / 14 510 CZK
Traditionally, not a word has been said about the launch of the Redmi K30 Pro on global versions. Given the current critical situation in a world where a pandemic is raging, we probably can't expect them that soon. In addition, Xiaomi is scheduled to launch the new flagship Xiaomi Mi 27 this week, specifically on March 10.
However, we assume that the Redmi K30 Pro as such will not appear in global markets at all, but under favorable conditions it could come under a different name than in the past Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro.
This model has taken three months since the launch of the K20 Pro, when it brought its advantages to European markets. This happened at the end of the summer in August, so the scenario could be repeated.
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