Today, Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, held a press conference where it released a couple of Xiaomi phones. In addition to extending the Xiaomi Mi 10 series, the company also extended the Redmi K30 series. Today, Redmi officially released the Redmi K30 Ultra which joins a plethora of devices in the Redmi K30 series. The Redmi K30 Ultra is a flagship (or maybe a pseudo flagship) which uses a pop-up full-screen design and a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen. Its Dimensity 1000+ 5G processor gives it a blistering performance. Users can get all these for only 1999 yuan ($288).
Redmi K30 Ultra Design
In terms of design, the Redmi K30 Ultra continues the style of the K30 family. It arrives with the regular pop-up full-screen design. Through optimized structural stacking, it achieves a screen-to-body ratio of 92.7%, and there is no obstruction in reading, gaming, and other scenarios. The experience is more immersive. This smartphone is available in three colours which include Lunar White, Extreme Night Black, and Mint Green. The device weighs about 213 grams and has a thickness of 9.1mm.
In terms of screen, the Redmi K30 Ultra uses a 6.67-inch AMOLED screen. With its E3 luminescent material, it achieves a peak brightness of 1200 nits, 5 million:1 contrast ratio, and supports 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Furthermore, its HDR10+ display delivers outstanding color effects.
Due to the extremely high brightness of the screen, the Redmi K30 Ultra also improves the automatic brightness adjustment technology. The 360° ultra-light sensor can adjust the brightness more accurately to prevent the brightness from changing too frequently.
In terms of refresh rate, this smartphone supports a 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate. This makes the general operation of this device smoother. It also supports an adaptive frame rate thus it can easily switch between 60Hz and 120Hz depending on the usage scenario. This further saves the energy of this device
The Redmi K30 Ultra boasts of a 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ processor which uses an ARM Cortex A77 + Mali-G77 architecture design. This octa-core CPU clocks at 2.6GHz. Also, its highly heterogeneous design APU 3.0 brings a powerful AI experience. On AnTuTu, its score exceeds 530,000.
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For heat dissipation, the Redmi K30 Ultra uses a luxurious heat dissipation plate with a heat dissipation area of up to 3495mm2. While the weight is reduced by 10%, the surface temperature of the phone is lowered by 4°C, and the CPU temperature is lowered by up to 10°C. This reduces the overall heating of the smartphone during gaming.
For 5G, this device supports dual-mode 5G NSA/SA networks, and also supports 5G+5G dual-card dual-standby. Its keyUI automatically switches 5G networks according to network quality to ensure network experience.
In the camera department, the Redmi K30 Ultra comes with a front 20MP camera in the pop-up compartment. This front sensor supports AI beauty. On the rear, it uses a 64MP main camera in the quad-rear camera setup. Other sensors include a 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 5MP micro and a 2MP depth-of-field lens.
In terms of taking photos and videos, Redmi K30 Ultra also supports novel gameplay modes such as Audio Zoom, source zoom, AI magic clone, and Magic Sky 3.0. These further improves the practicality of this device.
Battery and other features
This smartphone comes with a 4500 mAh battery which supports 33W fast charging. It can achieve a full charge in less than 1 hour. Furthermore, this device supports dual speakers, linear motors, and multifunctional NFC. It also supports 37 transportation cards across China covering more than 300 cities.
Price and availability
The Redmi K30 Ultra will officially hit the market on August 16th. See the different versions and prices below
- 6GB + 128GB – 1999 yuan ($289)
- 8GB + 128GB – 2199 yuan ($317)
- 8GB + 256GB – 2499 yuan ($360)
- while 8GB + 512GB – 2699 yuan ($389)…there is currently a discount which takes the price of this device to 2499 yuan ($360)