Xiaomi introduced its first 5G-enabled Redmi smartphone in December 2019 under the Redmi K30 series. The Redmi K30 5G came alongside a 4G variant featuring solid specifications. The Redmi K30 5G was a first in several aspects, it was the first Redmi phone with a 120Hz screen, the first Redmi phone ready to surf on 5G networks, and the first punch-hole Redmi smartphone. The company certainly released a bunch of more appealing phones in the subsequent months, and the Redmi K30 5G lost some of its initial impacts. However, the device is still a solid offering nowadays, especially with the software support that Xiaomi is providing.
Today, the Redmi K30 5G (Snapdragon 765G) variant is getting a new update in China. The update bumps the Android security patch to February 2021 which will improve the device’s security. The latest update is based on Android 11 and bears firmware version V22.214.171.124.RGICNXM. Unfortunately, it does not bring any new features. However, Redmi K30 5G doesn’t have many things to ask since the device already is running Android 11. The next big step will be an update for the MIUI 12.5.
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The update is rolling out for the K30 5G in a gradual manner. If you haven’t received the new security patch you can manually check it by navigating to Settings >> About Phone >> System Update. If it didn’t pop for you, don’t worry, we expect a broader rollout in the coming days.
Redmi K30 5G specs recap
The Redmi K30 5G still stands as a solid mid-range phone. After all, it packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G which has been used in a multitude of premium mid-range handsets. The device packs a 6.67-inch LCD with FHD+ resolution and a pill-shaped hole serving as a home for the 20MP camera and 2MP secondary sensor. It is covered with Gorilla Glass 5 and also has a 120Hz refresh rate. Moving around to the back, the device has a Quad-Camera setup comprising a 64MP main camera, 8MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth sensors. The device has 6GB or 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. It supports microSD card expansion.
Other specs include dual-band Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.1. The handset draws power from a 4,500mAh battery with 30W fast-charging support. It was launched with Android 10 and recently got an update to Android 11. Unlike its 4G counterpart, this handset wasn’t launched on global markets and remains a Chinese exclusive smartphone.