Lu Weibing said that at the end of May last year ‘we released Redmi’s first true flagship K20 Pro. This is a product we polished with awe of the ‘real flagship’. After 272 days of testing, the K20 Pro ended perfectly.’ The K20 Pro has not only won praise from the global media but has also won the favor of more than 5 million users. He emphasized that the Redmi K30 Pro inherits the product concept of the Redmi K20 Pro ‘no beggar version, only real flagship’. The K30 Pro will hit the market on March 24. This was announced today. And apart from this, the company also released a few posters revealing a few features we haven’t heard about before.
Redmi K30 Pro Features
First, it turns out the Redmi K30 Pro will become one of the most powerful smartphones. It will feature a UFS 3.1 flash memory. Thus, it is the first flagship of Xiaomi equipped with UFS 3.1. Just FYI, the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro comes with the UFS 3.0 flash storage.
Regarding UFS 3.1 flash memory, Lu Weibing, president of Xiaomi Group China and general manager of Redmi brand, said the Redmi K30 Pro adopts UFS 3.1 flash memory as standard. Write Turbo technology increases the sequential read and write rate up to 750MB/s, and also adds new power-saving technology to make the terminal more power-efficient.
Lu Weibing emphasized that UFS 3.1 ＞ UFS 3.0 (Supports Write Turbo) ＞ UFS 3.0 (Write Turbo lacks).
The early UFS 3.0 speed was not really fast. The maximum sequential write was about 400MB/s, and the Honor V30 Pro was about 260MB/s.
In the core configuration, the Redmi K30 Pro uses a pop-up full screen with a resolution of FHD+. Under the hood, it will carry a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 flagship platform, which supports SA and NSA dual-mode 5G. And apart from this powerful hardware, the memory will be LPDDR5.
Yesterday, we learned the phone will use the Sony IMX686 CMOS, which supports dual OIS. More importantly, this CMOS has 64 million pixels and a sensor size of 1/1.7 inches. It supports hardware-level straight out of 9248 x 6944 super high-resolution photos and supports pixel quadruple for 1.6μm large pixels.
Another poster shows there will be two versions – Zoom version and Standard version. Among them, the ‘Zoom Version’ supports the main high-magnification zoom.
Redmi K30 Pro Price
In terms of price, Redmi product director Wang Teng hints that the Redmi K30 Pro starts at over 3,000 yuan ($427).
At last, Redmi has announced on Weibo that the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro is equipped with a 3435mm² VC liquid-cooled heat sink. In addition, according to Wang Teng, this is the largest area of stainless steel VC in the smartphone field.
Look and Name
As for the look, one of the official posters show it uses an Oreo-style rear four-camera solution. The flash is located under the camera. The horizontal ‘Redmi’ logo is located at the bottom and middle of the back of the phone.
Redmi Product Director Wang Teng confirmed in the Weibo comment that the Redmi K30 Pro will have a joint name of ‘Fast and Furious 9’.
However, in terms of movies, on March 13, the movie’s release time was postponed. The film was originally scheduled to be released in many places around the world from May this year, of which the North American date was May 22. But in North America, it is now pushed to 2021.