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Redmi K30 Release Date, Price & Specifications

For all the fans of Redmi who were waiting for the release date of Redmi K30, wait no more! Redmi, the sister company of Xiaomi has officially launched its flagship 5G Android smartphone Redmi K30 in China today. We will discuss more about the release date, price and specifications of the Redmi K30 in this article, so buckle on!

Redmi K30 is the successor of Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro back that was launched earlier in May 2019. Redmi K20 Pro was one of the flagship smartphone by Redmi that ran on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor. On the other hand, Redmi K20 was a more affordable version of the flagship phone and ran on Snapdragon 730 processor.

As we approach the new year, Redmi has once again launched the next iteration of its flagship phone Redmi K30 in China on December 10, 2019.

Redmi K30 available in blue, purple, and pink colors
Redmi K30 available color options

So what does this new iteration of the Redmi K30 packs within itself? What are its specifications? Let us take a look at each of these in the following sections.

Redmi K30 5G & Redmi K30 4G Smartphone Specifications

Which Operating System (OS) Does Redmi K30 Run On?

The Redmi K30 5G smartphone runs on the latest version of Android OS – Android 10. Some of the features of Android 10 includes support for dark themes, smart reply, Live caption, Google Maps Incognito Mode etc.

Processor/CPU/SoC Of Redmi K30

Continuing with its ritual of going with Snapdragon processors, Redmi K30 comes packed with the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC. The main feature highlight of Snapdragon 765 processor is that it is an ARM based octa core processor. It comprises of two Kryo 475 cores running at 2.4 and 2.2 GHz speed respectively. Along with this, it also contains six efficiency cores running at 2.2GHz for power efficiency. It also packs Adreno 620 GPU for intense graphics experience for its users.

What Display Is Used In Redmi K30?

Redmi K30 5G smartphone comes with a 6.67 inch Full HD (FHD) display. The main highlight of this display and the smartphone itself is that it has a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display has a punch hole in it to accomadate the front camera while the display itself runs through the entire front body of the smartphone. The Redmi K30 5G smartphone’s display is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5, thereby ensuring a durable smartphone display package in K30.

How Many Rear Camera Sensors Found In Redmi K30 5G & Redmi K30 4G Smartphone?

Redmi K30 features 4 different rear camera sensors each of which comes in handy for specific use cases. The rear camera sensors configuration are as follows:

Primary Camera: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor. Capable of capturing videos at 4K resolution at 30 fps. On the photos front, it has support for f/1.9 F-Number aperture.

Secondary Camera: 8MP 120° Wide-Angle Camera. It can capture videos at High Definition i.e. 1080p at 60fps. On the photos front, it has support for f/2.2 aperture.

Tertiary Camera: 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture.

Quaternary Camera: This camera set is specifically added for macro photography. On Redmi K30 5G model, the sensor used has a resolution of 5MP at f/2.4 aperture. On the other hand, Redmi K30 4G model has a resolution of 2MP at f/2.4 aperture.

The rear camera also supports video recording in slow motion, ultra-wide video shooting.

How Many Front Camera Sensors Found In Redmi K30 5G & Redmi K30 4G Smartphone?

Redmi K30 5G & 4G smartphones both feature two front facing camera sensors. The primary front facing camera sensor is having a resolution of 20MP while the secondary front facing camera sensor is actually a depth sensor with a resolution of 2MP to provide the Bokeh effects and depth to images and videos.

What About Memory & Storage Of Redmi K30 5G & 4G smartphone?

Memory & storage forms the most important technical aspect of any smartphone. A smartphone with good amount of RAM is a must if you want to have a smoother user experience when using apps. On the other hand, having sufficient storage capacity is a must if you plan on shooting videos on 4K resolution. Storage (aka ROM) technology used also decides how quickly you will be able to transfer data between your smartphones and your computer.

Having mentioned all that, Redmi K30 5G and Redmi K30 4G smartphones both comes in two variants of RAM memory – 6GB LPDDR4X RAM or 8GB LPDDR4X RAM.

They also come with three variants of UFS 2.1 ROM Storage options – 64GB, 128 GB or 256 GB UFS ROM.

In addition to above all, both Redmi K30 4G and Redmi K30 5G provides support for expandable memory storage i.e. SD Cards upto 1TB in size.

What Is The Battery Capacity & Charging Of Redmi K30 5G & Redmi K30 4G Smartphones?

The Redmi K30 smartphones comes with a battery capacity of 4500 mAh. Both Redmi K30 4G and Redmi K30 5G smartphones support fast charging but with different wattage. Redmi K30 5G supports fast charging at 30W while Redmi K30 4G fast charges at 27W. With just 3W difference, this shouldn’t be a big deal really though!

Redmi K30 supports USB Type C connector. If you want to know more about USB Type C, check this link out!

What Is The Dimension Of Redmi K30 5G & Redmi K30 4G?

Both Redmi K30 4G and Redmi K30 5G have similar dimensions of 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79 mm

What Is The Weight Of Redmi K30 smartphone?

Redmi K30 weighs a mere 208 gms. This is reasonably good considering all the goodies it comes packed with!

Does Redmi K30 Contain 3.5mm Audio Jack?

Yes! Redmi K30 saves the world again by retaining the 3.5 mm audio jack.

Does Redmi K30 Contain Finger Print Scanner?

Surely! It is present in the side of the body!

Does Redmi K30 Contain IR Blaster?

Yes!

What Is The Price Of Redmi K30 In China?

Both Redmi K30 5G and Redmi K30 4G were launched in China on 10 December, 2019. It was launched in multiple configurations with basic prices ranging around these markups:

Redmi K30 4G 6GB RAM + 64GB UFS Storage @1599 CNY

Redmi K30 5G 6GB RAM + 64GB UFS Storage @1999 CNY

What Is The Price Of Redmi K30 In India?

Redmi K30 is yet to be launched in India and the prices are yet to be ascertained. However considering the price of these smartphones in China, we can only estimate that it should cost somewhere between 16,000 to 20,000 INR.

Redmi K20 Vs Redmi K30, Advanages And Disadvantage

One of the major attraction of Redmi K30 is its display with 120Hz refresh rate. However aside from this, the latest Redmi flagship smartphone seems to have lost a few important components from its predecessor Redmi K20 Pro. Some of these includes the missing AMOLED screen, missing telephoto sensor, 5G mmwave support etc.

Is this really a deal breaker? Maybe not. However they do matter for those existing Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro owners who are looking for an update to Redmi K30 smartphone. However with the Redmi K30 price point somewhere close to $325 can just soften the deal and convince them to upgrade!

What do you guys think of Redmi K30 Android smartphone? Will you buy one? Do let us know in the comments below!

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Why Does Your Smartphone Not Fast Charge When Using Any USB Cable

Fast charging of smartphone batteries are a new and must needed feature these days, especially with Android devices supporting it effectively across all variants of smartphones and tablets. Most of the smartphone supports less than 30 minutes of charging sufficient to reach over 75% of battery charge.

How does a smartphone charge so quickly?

Most of these Android smartphones that support this fast charging feature in them makes it possible by using a proprietary USB fast charging technology. These proprietary fast charging technologies while helps in improving the charge time, but because of their proprietary nature, works well only when you use their provided USB chargers and cables. So, as a result if you try to use a different USB charger or a USB cable, the charging time would go slow again, thereby making you lose all the advantages of fast charging capabilities.

Is USB Fast Charging Not Standardized For Smartphones?

This begs the question as to why we are going for a proprietary USB fast charging technologies that limits its usage to only its own USB fast chargers and USB cables. Can’t this not be standardized in such a way that they can be made to work with all USB chargers and USB cables used with our smartphones?

The answer is yes. We do have a USB fast charging capability built into the USB C standards, covered under the category USB Power Delivery (or USB PD for short). This standard states that all smartphones and similar handheld devices such as Android tablets that comes built with USB Type C connectors and cables need to meet and support the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) specification.

The USB Power Delivery specification states that these smartphone/tablet or other handheld devices need to be capable of delivering upto 100W of power.

However, even then, many Android Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) still do not support this USB C Power Delivery (USB PD) specification and still continue to use proprietary USB fast charging technologies.

But recently, Google is coming down hard on these OEMs and trying to enforce USB PD support for all the Android devices manufactured by them, atleast from Android 10 onwards. This, when achieved, should eventually make all Proprietary USB Fast charging technologies redundant and bring in the USB Power Delivery (USB PD) as the industry standard for USB fast charging technology.

When this happen, we will finally be able to move out of proprietary USB Fast charging technologies and be free to use any USB chargers with any USB cables to charge our Android smartphones and tablets and still be able to enjoy the USB fast charging functionality.

Until then, we will have to make do with the warning messages on our smartphone devices that reads “Device charging slowly use original charger” when connected with non original USB chargers and USB cables. 🙁