After many reports and leaks, Xiaomi decided to quietly launch the Redmi K30i during the last week. We say a quiet launch because the company didn’t make any ground-breaking event to reveal the new smartphone. Moreover, all attention was set on the Redmi 10X series that debuted in the same week. Despite this quieter than usual launch, the Redmi K30i is now available for sale in China. It retails for CNY 1,799 or $252 and delivers you a solid performance.
The Redmi K30i is quite a curious case. The handset has essentially no big difference between the original Redmi K30 5G. Still, it’s cheaper than the first device. Under the hood, the new mid-range contender ships with the excellent Snapdragon 765G chipset, and the $252 variant has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage. The handset also has the same 6.67-inch FHD+ display with a cutting-edge 120Hz refresh rate. The display is of the LCD kind, and for that reason, the fingerprint scanner doubles as a power button.
The handset supports 5G SA / NSA Dual Mode. Moreover, it has a 48MP main camera, 120-degree super wide-angle lens, 2cm macro lens, and depth-of-field lens. Moreover, the handset draws power from a generous 4,500mAh battery that charges with 30W fast-charging. The Redmi K30i also supports dual-frequency GPS, Multi-Function NFC, IR Blaster, 3.5mm headphone jack. Last but not least, it includes Hi-Res audio certification and P2i life splash-proof coating.