Redmi K30 Ultra brings 120Hz display, pop-up camera, Dimensity 1000+ under $290

Redmi K30 Ultra announced price Nepal availability launch

When Redmi launched the Redmi K20 series back in 2018, it helped fill the void left by the Poco F1. Continuing the tradition, Redmi followed the K20 series with Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 Pro in 2020. And now, Redmi has launched the Redmi K30 Ultra on the occasion of its 10 years anniversary. Read along to know more about the specs, features, expected price, and availability of Redmi K30 Ultra in Nepal.

Redmi K30 Ultra Overview

Redmi K30 Ultra is not a phone that has been built from the ground up. Rather, it is based on the Redmi K3 Pro but features some changes that distinguish it from its sibling.

120Hz Refresh Rate

Redmi K30 Ultra Design display

There is no change in the design department – the Redmi K30 Ultra looks strikingly similar to the Redmi K30 Pro. It also features the same 6.67-inch screen size. Redmi has confirmed that the AMOLED display used on this device comes from Samsung. The display has a peak brightness of 1200 nits and a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1. The Redmi K30 Pro was criticized for having a standard 60Hz display so Redmi has included 120Hz panel on this one. However, users need to switch between 60Hz and 120Hz refresh rate manually. The touch sampling rate is 240Hz.

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The panel covers 100% of DCI-P3 color gamut and supports HDR10+ content. Like the Redmi K30 Pro, the Ultra comes with a pop-up selfie camera. Thus, the smartphone can boasts screen to body ratio of 92.7%.

MediaTek Dimensity Chipset

Redmi has broken a tradition with this new device. Over the years, the Redmi K series has only featured high-end smartphone chipsets from Qualcomm. However, the Redmi K30 Ultra is the first device under the K series to feature a MediaTek processor.

MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ 5G

The device packs in the Dimensity 1000+ chipset. This 7nm chipset features four Cortex A77 cores clocked at 2.6GHz and four Cortex A55 cores clocked at 2Ghz. The graphics are handled by Mali G77 MP9. Helio M70 5G modem is integrated into the chipset. However, it only supports the slower sub-6Hz spectrum. For gamers, MediaTek’s HyperEngine 2.0 is included for a better gaming experience. The cooling arrangement in the K30 Ultra includes a vapor chamber and a heat dissipation system composed of graphene and graphite.

The base variant of the Redmi K30 Ultra comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. All the higher variants feature 8GB of RAM paired with either 128GB, 256GB, or 512GB of internal storage.

Camera

At the back, the device flaunts a quad-camera setup. The cameras remain unchanged from what we saw in the K30 Pro. The 64MP Sony IMX686 primary sensor leads the setup. Users get a 13MP ultra-wide sensor, along with a 5MP telephoto macro sensor and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, there is a 20MP sensor mounted on the mechanical pop-up mechanism.

Redmi K30 Ultra Camera setup

Some interesting camera features include Magic Day 3.0, that uses AI to switch between different dynamic scene. The three mic Audio Zoom feature lets users zoom both visual and audio at the same time. Users can also record using the front and rear cameras simultaneously using a split-screen.

Battery and Rest of the specs

Redmi K30 Ultra includes a 4,500mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The company has not opted for wireless charging to keep the price down. The 33W charger is included in the box. It also features dual stereo speakers and a linear vibration motor. Like other Redmi devices, it has an IR blaster. Users will also have NFC at their disposal.

Redmi K30 Ultra Battery

Redmi K30 Ultra Specifications:

  • Body: 163.3 x 75.4 x 9.1 mm; 213 gm
  • Display: 6.67-inches AMOLED panel; 120Hz Refresh Rate; 240Hz Touch Sampling Rate; Corning Gorilla Glass 5; 100% DCI-P3; HDR10+; 1200 nits peak brightness
  • Resolution: FHD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels)
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 1000+; 7nm Mobile Platform
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.6 GHz Cortex A77 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex A55)
  • GPU: Mali G77 (9 cores)
  • RAM: 6/8GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB UFS 2.1
  • Software & UI: MIUI 12 on top of Android 10
  • Rear Camera: Quad-camera;
    – 64MP primary shooter
    – 13MP ultra-wide lens
    – 5MP, macro lens
    – 2MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 20MP lens; Pop-up
  • Security: In-display Fingerprint Scanner (optical)
  • Audio: No headphone jack, Dual Stereo speakers; Hi-Res Audio Triple microphones
  • Connectivity: Single Nano-SIM, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (Dual-band), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/AGPS/GLONASS/Beidou, USB Type-C, NFC
  • Battery: 4500mAh with 33W fast charging; QC4+ / PD

Redmi K30 Ultra Price in Nepal and Availability

Redmi K30 Ultra will go on sale in China starting August 14, where its starting price is ¥1,999. However, GSMArena reports that this phone will be exclusive to China and won’t even be rebranded. We expect the Redmi K30 Ultra to arrive in Nepal through unofficial means with a starting price of Rs. 38,000.

Xiaomi Model Variant Price in China Price in Nepal (Converted)
Redmi K30 Ultra (6/128GB) ¥1,999 Rs. 34,555
Redmi K30 Ultra (8/128GB) ¥2,199 Rs. 38,010
Redmi K30 Ultra (8/256GB) ¥2,499 Rs. 43,200
Redmi K30 Ultra (8/512GB) ¥2,699 Rs. 46,655
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