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Redmi K30 Pro K30 Pro Zoom launched, specs, price in nepal

Everyone has heard of both Xiaomi and its sub-brand Redmi. Xiaomi rules the budget and mid-range smartphone market segment thanks to its excellent lineup of value-oriented smartphones. A couple of such devices are the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro, which helped to fill the void after the massive success of the Poco F1. Redmi K30 has already gone official and now Redmi has launched Redmi K30 Pro alongside its special “Zoom Edition” in China. Check out all the specs, price, and launch date of Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Pro “Zoom Edition” in Nepal.

Overview

Being the “Pro” variant that it is, the Redmi K30 Pro comes with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 865 chip. The processor comes with a Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G connectivity covering both SA and NSA networks. Redmi has employed RAM based on the newest LPDDR5 technology. That is complemented by the UFS 3.1 storage that Redmi has decided to go with. The UFS 3.1 storage alongside the TurboWrite feature will make the read-write operation faster. Unfortunately, the faster UFS 3.1 is only available on the Zoom Edition, while the regular K30 Pro has older UFS 3.0.

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The device comes with a 6.67-inch notch-less AMOLED display with a peak brightness of 1200nit. Compared to Redmi K30, Redmi has upgraded the panel but has scaled down the refresh rate to 60Hz from 120Hz. 60Hz is the industry standard but given the recent trends it comes out as a big disappointment especially when the vanilla K30 has a 120Hz display rate. However, the touch response rate is faster at 180Hz on the K30 Pro.

Cameras

For the camera, it will come with a quad-camera setup on the back. The primary camera is a 64MP lens, which is the Sony IMX686 sensor. It is accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, a 5MP “telephoto macro” lens, and a 2MP depth sensor. All the lenses are arranged inside a circular bump. The positioning of the sensors looks similar to that of the Redmi Note 9 Pro series, and the circular camera bump reminds me of the one in the OnePlus 7T.  For the notch-less design, Redmi has included a 20MP pop-up camera setup.

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Other than that, the device has the biggest vapor chamber ever in a smartphone. The chamber has a surface area of about 3,435 square millimeters. Redmi hopes it will make the device cool even after hours of gaming. The device features a 4,700mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. It also comes with improved linear motor for better haptic feedbacks and is IP53 rated.

Redmi K30 Pro, K30 Pro “Zoom Edition” Specifications:

Display 6.67-inch AMOLED Display
Resolution 1080 x 2400 pixels
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 (7nm+)
CPU Octa-core (1x 2.84Ghz Kyro 585 + 3x 2.42Ghz Kyro 585 + 4 x 1.8Ghz Kyro 585)
GPU Adreno 650
RAM 6/8/12GB LPDDR5
Memory Configuration
  • 6/128GB (UFS 3.0)
  • 8/128GB
  • 12/256GB
  • 8/128(Zoom Edition)
  • 8/256(Zoon Edition)
  • UFS 3.1 storage
Software & UI MIUI on top of Android 10
Rear Camera
  • 64MP Sony IMX686, 1/1.72-inch, f/1.9
  • 13MP Ultra-wide (FOV 123-degree )
  • 5MP telephoto macro lens (Vanilla K30 Pro) /8MP telephoto lens (Zoom edition)
  • 2MP depth sensor
Front camera
  • 20MP motorized camera
Security Fingerprint (under-display, optical)
Audio 3.5mm headphone jack
Connectivity Wifi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, Type-C,
Battery 4700mAh with 33W Flash Charge
Sensors accelerometer, light, proximity, gyro, compass, IR blaster
Color Options Sky Blue, Star Ring Purple, Moon Curtain White, Space Grey

Redmi K30 Pro, K30 Pro “Zoom Edition” Price & Launch

Redmi has launched the device alongside its Zoom Edition. The vanilla Redmi K30 Pro is priced at RMB 2,999 for 6/128GB, RMB 3,399 for 8/256GB, and RMB 3,699 for 12/256GB variant. The Zoom Edition is priced at RMB 3,799 for 8/128GB and RMB 3,999 for 8/256GB. The phones will go on sale starting March 27 in China.

Redmi K30 was exclusive to China and Europe and it was rebranded as POCO X2 for the Indian subcontinent. But even so, the device is yet to launch in Nepal. Therefore, even if it does launch in Nepal, we don’t expect it to happen anytime soon but it does we expect the price of Redmi K30 Pro in Nepal to be:

Model number Expected Price in Nepal
Redmi K30 Pro (6/128) ~NPR 55,000
Redmi K30 Pro (8/128) ~NPR 62,000
Redmi K30 Pro (12/256) ~NPR 67,000
Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition (8/128) ~NPR 69,000
Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition (8/256) ~NPR 72,000

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