Redmi K30 Pro: Snapdragon 865, 30x zoom, 5G modem … this is a good opponent for the Mi 10

Redmi K30 Pro

Xiaomi today unveiled the Redmi K30 Pro, as well as an improved version called K30 Pro Zoom Edition. Both models, equipped with Snapdragon 865 and 5G modem, benefit from an identical technical sheet, except on one of the four main photosensors, the Zoom Edition taking advantage of a 30x hybrid zoom. These two ambitions will certainly overshadow the Mi 10 and the Mi 10 Pro.

xiaomi redmi k30 pro

In 2019, Redmi hit hard. The alternative brand of Xiaomi presented the K20 and the K20 Pro, two premium smartphones, one of which was equipped with a Snapdragon 855. The K20 Pro, which we know in France under the name of Mi 9T Pro, became during its cheapest launch of smartphones equipped with a Snapdragon 855. We were waiting for the K20 Pro’s successor, called by the leaks and the teasers K30 Pro . Especially since the K30, successor to the Mi 9T, had already impressed us well.

Today, the alternative brand has decided to unveil several products, including the Redmi. The other two products are a 98-inch TV and a connected speaker that looks like the Facebook Portal or the Amazon Echo Show. But what interests us is obviously the K30 Pro. Or rather “the” K30 Pro, since there are two. A classic version on the one hand and a “  Zoom Edition  ” version on the other. Besides the price and the storage levels, there is only one technical difference between the two models. It is obviously located at the photo block level. We will come back to it.

6.67-inch screen with integrated fingerprint reader :

Let’s start with the rest of the datasheet. The K30 (and the K30 Zoom Edition) benefits from a 6.67 inch AMOLED Full HD + screen, compatible with DCI-P3, HDR10 +. The refresh rate of the display is 60 Hz. The touch layer rate is 180 Hz, which will appeal to players on mobile. Below the display is an optical fingerprint reader. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla 5 glass, a material you can also find on the back. The mobile is IP53 certified. It supports being wet, but not being submerged in water. On the upper edge hides a mechanical drawer housing the selfie sensor, a 20-megapixel model.

xiaomi redmi k30 pro

Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 clocked at 2.84 GHz. If the high-end chipset is victim of a heat stroke, the K30 Pro is equipped with a steam chamber and graphene heat pipes to dissipate heat. The integrated modem is 5G compatible as a Stand Alone or Non-Stand Alone modem. It is not specified whether millimeter frequencies are supported. The RAM is in LPDDR5 format and the storage in UFS 3.1 format. The battery offers a capacity of 4700 mAh. It is compatible with fast charging 33 watts (a charger offering this power is delivered in the box). Android 10 is the basis for MIUI 11.

Quadruple photosensor with 30x hybrid zoom :

So let’s go back to the photo. Both models are equipped with four rear sensors. Three of them are common to both models. First the main sensor, a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686. That of the Zoom Edition is equipped with an optical stabilizer. Then a 13-megapixel sensor with wide-angle lens (123 °). Finally a 2-megapixel sensor for the calculation of depths. The difference between the two models is the fourth sensor. That of the K30 Pro is a 5 megapixel model for proximity photography (macro). That of the K30 Pro Zoom Edition is an 8-megapixel model placed behind a telephoto lens with 30x hybrid zoom and optical stabilizer.

The Redmi K30 Pro and the K30 Pro Zoom Edition are available in three configurations: 6 + 128 GB (exclusive to the K30 Pro), 8 + 128 GB and 8 + 256 GB. They will arrive in China at the end of the month for a price that ranges from 2999 yuan (393 euros) for the K30 Pro with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage at 3999 yuan (525 euros) for the K30 Pro Zoom Edition with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. It remains to be seen whether they will arrive in Europe. But something tells us that yes…


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-Design and body

Manufacture materialsMetal frame and front and back cover glass
Dimensions163.3 x 75.4 x 8.9 mm
the weight218 grams
ColorsGray, blue, purple, white
water resistant

-the screen

the size6.67 inches
Precision1080 x 2400 pixels (+ FHD)
Density395 pixels per inch
The space84.8%
Aspect ratio20:9
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Additional featuresHDR10 Support, Scratch Resistant, Always-On Display, Dark Mode, Eye Protection Mode, Multi-Touch, 16 Million Colors

-the performance

the systemAndroid 10
InterfaceMIUI 11
The chipQualcomm Snapdragon 865
– 1 Kryo 585 at 2.84 GHz
– 3 Kryo 585 at 2.42 GHz
– 4 Kryo 585 at 1.8 GHz
Frequency2.84 GHz
Graphic processorAdreno 650
AdvantagesGame Tubo 2.0 graphics accelerator

-Memory and storage

Ram– 6 GB
– 8 GB
storage capacity128 GB
– 256 GB
External storage

-The main camera

the numberQuad
Precision64 + 13 + 5 + 2 megapixels
The role of the camera– 64MP: main lens
– 13MP: wide-angle
– 5MP: optical zoom
– 2MP: macro photography
ApertureF/2.4 + F/2.2 + F/1.89
The sensorSony IMX686
The size of the sensor1 / 1.7 inches
Pixel size0.8 + 1.75 microns
Focal Length26 + 13 + 50mm
FixingsOIS Optical Stabilizer + EIS Electronic Stabilizer
the video– 8K @ 30fps
– 4K @ 60 / 30fps
– 1080p @ 60 / 30fps
– 720p @ 30fps
Slow photography– 1080p@960fps
– 1080p@240fps
– 1080p@120fps
– 720p@960fps
– 720p@240fps
– 720p@120fps
Kinds of focusPDAF auto-focus, touch screen focus
Additional features2x optical zoom, backlight isolation, professional mode, quick launch, face recognition, digital zoom, self-timer, fast capture, continuous capture, panorama, HDR

-Front camera

the numberMono
Precision20 megapixels
Pixel size0.8 microns
The size of the sensor1 / 3.4 inch
Focal Length27 mm
the video1080p@30fps
AdvantagesBackground isolation, face detection, wide selfie, capture signal, beauty mode, self-timer, HDR

the battery

Capacity4,700 mAh
Fast shipping
Fast charging type+Quick Charge 4.0
Wireless charging
Charger power10 / 3.3 / 33W
Other advantages– USB Power Delivery
– power saving mode


Bluetoothv5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11, a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
Locate placesGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, QZSS
USB port:USB Type-C 3.0, OTG

-Network and data

SIM cardNano-SIM
Number of slidesTwo slices
the speedHSPA, LTE-A
Types of networksThe second generation 2G, 3G, fourth generation 4G


LoudspeakerYes, mono
The microphone
3.5 mm outlet
Advantages– Smart PA
sound technology – Dolby Atmos sound technology

-Other advantages

Types of protection– Fingerprint below the screen
– Face recognition fingerprint
– Password
– Password
– Pattern
Sensors– Automatic lighting
– Infrared
– Gyro rotation
– Proximity
– Acceleration
– Compass
– Hall
– Gravity
– Distance
AdvantagesSplit Screen
– Game Mode

-Price (prices are approximate)

The dollar425 dollars
Morocco, West, sunset4,150 dirhams
Egypt6,700 pounds
Saudi Arabia / Qatar / UAE1,600 SAR / dirham
Algeria52,500 dinars
Iraq502,500 dinars


Advantages :

  • Terrible design and luxurious body of metal and glass
  • Great 1080p AMOLED display with 60Hz touch support
  • Outstanding performance thanks to the latest Qualcomm 865 processor
  • Big RAM of up to 8 GB for heavy and heavy reception
  • Large internal storage capacity of 256GB
  • Powerful and quad-core rear camera with 8K video shooting support
  • 20MP powerful front camera
  • Big battery supports 33W fast charging
  • Supports IR Blaster sensor for TV control
  • Supports Dolby Atmos sound technology


  •  Not resistant to water and dust
  • It does not support microSD external memory card



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