Xiaomi’s Redmi K30 Pro brings down to $425
The phone features a 6.67-inch 2400×1080 OLED display at a regular-old 60Hz.
The bottom model gets 6 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 128 GB of UFS3.0 storage, and there is a much bigger, faster tier with 8 GB of faster LPDDR5 memory and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage, which ups the worth to CNY 3,399 ($481).
The phone features a 4700mAh battery, 33w fast charging, an in-screen fingerprint reader, and a not-great dust and water resistance rating of IP53 (it will probably survive rain, but it isn’t submergible).
The front design looks incredible for this price point, because of the pop-up 20MP front camera.
There is no notch, hole punch, or the other screen blemishes, just an all-screen design.
There is a headphone jack on the highest edge, NFC, Wi-Fi 6 compatibility, and even an IR port.
Because of the Snapdragon 865, there’s sub-6GHz (but not mmWave) 5G compatibility.
The back of the phone has four cameras during a circular camera bump.
There is a 64MP main sensor, a 13MP ultra-wide, a 2MP macro camera, and a 5MP telephoto.
The 64MP main sensor and therefore the camera bandwidth of the Snapdragon 865 means this phone can record 8K video, a powerful feature for something at this price point.
Seeing the Snapdragon 865 at $425 may be a shocker of a price point, but it’s still quite Redmi phones are within the past.
The K20 Pro debuted with a Snapdragon 855 at CNY 2,499 ($354).
The $71 won’t appear to be plenty of cash, but at this hacked-and-slashed price point, that’s a 20-percent increase.
We have seen similar price jumps at the higher-end of the market, too, and it’s proving too rich for a few OEMs.
The K30 Pro is out now in China, with a worldwide release coming later.