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Xiaomi launches the Redmi K30 and K30 5G - The true kings of value for money

The Redmi K30. (Source: NDTV)
The Redmi K30. (Source: NDTV)
At an event a short while ago, Xiaomi launched its latest devices, the Redmi K30 and K30 5G. Both devices offer amazing bang for the buck, with the K30 5G launching as the cheapest 5G smartphone on the planet, due to its US$285 base price tag. The regular 4G K30 is even harder to argue against, as it starts at just US$230.
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After months of leaks and teasers, Xiaomi, at an event a few hours ago in China, finally unveiled its newest phones, the Redmi K30 and Redmi K30 5G. The Redmi K30 will succeed the well-received Redmi K20 that was released about seven months ago.

Due to previous leaks, we already know pretty much all about the phones, so here's a quick rundown.

Redmi K30 4G

  • 6.67-inch 120 Hz FHD+ LCD display
  • Snapdragon 730G
  • 64 MP Sony IMX686 (f/1.89) + 8 MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.2) + 2 MP depth sensor + 2 MP macro sensor
  • 20 MP + 2 MP depth sensor
  • 4500 mAh battery
  • 27 W fast charge
  • MIUI 11, Android 10
  • NFC
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Hybrid dual SIM support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

6/64 GB: US$230

6/128 GB: US$240

8/128 GB: US$270

8/256 GB: US$310

Redmi K30 5G

  • 6.67-inch 120 Hz FHD+ LCD display
  • Snapdragon 765G
  • 5G support
  • 64 MP Sony IMX686 (f/1.89) + 8 MP ultra-wide-angle (f/2.2) + 2 MP depth sensor + 5 MP macro sensor
  • 20 MP + 2 MP depth sensor
  • 4500 mAh battery
  • 30 W fast charge
  • MIUI 11, Android 10
  • NFC
  • Hybrid dual SIM support
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

6/64 GB: US$285

6/128 GB: US$325

8/128 GB: US$370

8/256 GB: US$410

This makes the Redmi K30 5G the cheapest 5G smartphone in the world, as is typical of Xiaomi. The phones are very competitively priced, the 4G model in particular. We have a feeling the 6/128 GB 4G model will prove to be the most popular of the lot, and rightfully so. It's just very hard to beat the value it offers at that US$240 price point.

For those looking to step into the world of 5G, the Redmi K30 5G is as good a starting point as any. As always, Xiaomi has managed to massively undercut the competition, and we're thankful for that.

Be sure to check our initial thoughts on the devices in a few days.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-12-10 (Update: 2019-12-10)