Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition with Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G launched in China

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition with Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G launched in China

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Following the launch of the Snapdragon 768G earlier today, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has now officially unveiled the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition in China. The latest device in the Redmi K30 series is nearly identical to the original Redmi K30 5G, which was launched in China late last year. The Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition features the same design and specifications, with the exception of the new Snapdragon 768G chip and a new Mint Ice Blue color variant.

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition Specifications

SpecificationRedmi K30 5G Racing Edition
Dimensions and Weight
  • 165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79 mm
  • 208g
Display
  • 6.67″ FHD+ (2400 x 1080) LCD;
  • 120Hz high refresh rate
  • Punch-hole display with dual front cameras
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR 10 support
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G:
    • 1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Prime core @ 2.8GHz
    • 1x Kryo 475 (ARM Cortex-A76-based) Performance core @ 2.2GHz
    • 6x (ARM Cortex-A55-based) Efficiency cores @ 1.8GHz
    • 7nm EUV process
  • Adreno 620 (15% performance increase vs Snapdragon 765G)
RAM and Storage
  • 6GB LPDDR4X + 128GB UFS 2.1
  • Supports microSD card expandability
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh battery
  • Fast charging at 30W
Rear CameraPhoto:

  • Primary: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, f/1.89, 1/1.7” sensor, 0.8μm pixels
  • Secondary: 8MP 120° Wide-Angle Camera, f/2.2
  • Tertiary: 2MP, f/2.4, Depth Sensor
  • Quaternary: 5MP, Macro, f/2.4

Video:

  • 4K @ 30fps
  • 1080p @ 60fps
  • Ultra wide: 1080p @ 30fps
  • Slow motion: 1080p @ 120fps, 720p @ 960fps
Front Camera
  • Primary: 20MP
  • Secondary: 2MP depth sensor
Other Features
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Multi-function NFC
  • IR Blaster
  • Side fingerprint scanner
  • 5G: SA + NSA 5G network support
  • 5G: Dual-frequency GPS
Android VersionMIUI 11 based on Android 10

With the Snapdragon 768G in tow, the new Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition (or Extreme Edition/Speed Edition depending on the service you use to translate from Chinese to English) will offer significantly better performance than its predecessor.

Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition

This is due to the fact that the Kryo 475 CPU “Prime” core has been overclocked to 2.8GHz (up from 2.4GHz on the Snapdragon 765G) and the Adreno 620 GPU offers a 15% performance increase. Additionally, the new chip brings support for Adreno Updateable GPU Drivers and Bluetooth version 5.2 (vs Bluetooth 5.0 on the older chip).

Pricing and Availability

The new Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition will go on sale in China at 10 AM on May 14th via Chinese e-commerce platform JD.com. The device will be available in a single 6GB/128GB RAM/storage variant which has been priced at CNY 1,999 (~$282). Xiaomi is offering four color variants of the device, including the new Mint Ice Blue finish and the older Deep Sea shimmer (Blue), Purple Jade Fantasy, and Time Monologue (White) finishes. As of now, it isn’t clear whether Xiaomi will continue to sell the older Snapdragon 765G variant of the Redmi K30 5G in the country or discontinue it in favor of the new Racing Edition model. We also have no information regarding a global launch for the Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, but we’ll update this post as soon as we receive more information from Xiaomi.


Source: Weibo (1,2), JD.com