Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition were just announced in China by the Xiaomi sub-brand after numerous teasers. The phones are nearly identical, except in terms of camera specifications and pricing. They come with flagship specifications, a quad rear camera setup and a pop-up selfie camera. The Redmi K30 Pro follows the Redmi K30 which was released in December last year in China. Though the Redmi K30 does not sport the latest specifications in terms of processing power, it still offers impressive specifications. So, let's put the three phones against each other and see how much better the Pro variant actually is:
The Redmi K30 Pro comes in three RAM and storage variants – 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB. The first variant is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 32,500), the second is priced at CNY 3,399 (roughly Rs. 36,000) while the third, which is the top-end model, is priced at CNY 3,699 (roughly Rs. 40,000). The phone will go on sale from March 27 in China and will be available in Moonlight White, Sky Blue, Space Grey, and Star Ring Purple. There is no information on the Redmi K30 Pro's availability in foreign markets as of yet.
There is also a Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition which is priced at CNY 3,799 (roughly Rs. 41,000) for the 8GB + 128GB model and CNY 3,999 (roughly Rs. 43,000) for the 8GB + 256GB variant. It will be also be available from March 27 in China in the same colour options.
On the other hand, Redmi K30 comes in both a 4G and 5G variant and both of them are available in four RAM and storage configurations. Talking about the 4G variant, the 6GB + 64GB variant is priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 16,100), the 6GB + 128GB model goes for CNY 1,699 (roughly Rs. 17,100), the 8GB + 128GB is priced at CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 19,100), and the 8GB + 256GB model costs CNY 2,199 (roughly Rs. 22,100). In comparison, the same RAM and storage options on the Redmi K30 5G are priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,100), CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 23,100), CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 26,100), and CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 29,100), respectively. The 4G model is available in Deep Sea Light, Flower Shadow, and Purple Jade Fantasy colour options while the 5G model comes in one extra colour option which is Time Monologue. Both the Redmi K30 4G and Redmi K30 5G are available in China with no details on availability in international markets.
The Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30, and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition have dual-SIM (Nano) support and run Android 10 with the MIUI 11 custom skin on top. The Pro variants have a 6.67-inch full-HD+ (1080 x 2400 pixels) HDR10+ AMOLED display with 1,200 nits of peak brightness while the non-Pro variant has the same screen size and resolution but, interestingly, comes with a 120Hz display.
The Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition are powered by the octa-core Snapdragon 865 SoC, an Adreno 650 GPU, and go up to 8GB LPDDR5 RAM. But, the 6GB + 128GB variant of the Redmi K30 Pro has LPDDR4X RAM. The non-Pro 4G variant has a Snapdragon 730G SoC and Adreno 618 GPU while the non-Pro 5G variant has a Snapdragon 765G SoC and Adreno 620 GPU. Both the non-Pro variants go up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM.
Coming to optics, both the Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 have quad rear camera setups but with a slightly different configuration. The Redmi K30 Pro has a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor, a 13-megapixel wide-angle shooter, a 5-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The Zoom Edition of the Redmi K30 Pro replaces the macro camera with an 8-megapixel telephoto lens that brings 3X optical zoom and 30X digital zoom.
The Redmi K30 4G packs a 64-megapixel primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle shooter, a 2-megapixel macro camera, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the other hand, the 5G variant of the Redmi K30 replaces the 2-megapixel macro camera for a 5-megapixel one. On the front, the Redmi K30 Pro has 20-megapixel shooter in a pop-up design while both the 4G and 5G variants of the Redmi K30 have a 20-megapixel and a 2-megapixel shooter in a hole-punch design.
In terms of storage, the Pro variant comes with up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage which is non-expandable. The non-Pro variants come with 256GB of UFS 2.1 storage which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) but only on the 4G model. For connectivity, the Redmi K30 Pro has dual-mode 5G (NSA+SA), Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.1, NFC, USB Type-C port, NFC, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The 4G Redmi K30 has 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a USB Type-C port. The 5G variant adds dual-band 5G and comes with Bluetooth v5.1. Both the Redmi K30 variants have side mounted fingerprint scanners.
Coming to the battery, you get 4,700mAh with 33W charging on the Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition, while there is a 4,500mAh battery on the Redmi K30. Interestingly, the 4G variant of the Redmi K30 has 27W fast charge support while the 5G variant has 30W fast charge. The Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition measure 163.3x75.4x8.9mm and weigh 218 grams, while the Redmi K30 measures 165.3x76.6x8.79mm and weighs 208 grams.
|Model||Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition||Redmi K30 Pro||Redmi K30|
|Release date||24th March 2020||24th March 2020||10th December 2019|
|Launched in India||No||No||No|
|Dimensions (mm)||163.30 x 75.40 x 8.90||163.30 x 75.40 x 8.90||165.30 x 76.60 x 8.79|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4700||4700||4500|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge 4+||Proprietary||Proprietary|
|Colours||Moonlight White, Sky Blue, Star Ring Purple, Space Gray||Moonlight White, Sky Blue, Star Ring Purple, Space Gray||Deep Sea Light, Flower Shadow, Purple Jade Fantasy|
|Screen size (inches)||6.67||6.67||6.67|
|Resolution||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2400 pixels||1080x2400 pixels|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass||Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||1.8GHz octa-core (4x1.8GHz + 1x2.84GHz + 3x2.42GHz)||octa-core||2.2GHz octa-core|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865||Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G|
|Expandable storage type||-||-||microSD|
|Expandable storage up to (GB)||-||-||256|
|Dedicated microSD slot||-||-||No|
|Rear camera||64-megapixel (1.6-micron) + 13-megapixel||64-megapixel + 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 2-megapixel||64-megapixel (f/1.89, 0.8-micron) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4) + 8-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel (f/2.4)|
|Front camera||20-megapixel||20-megapixel||20-megapixel (0.8-micron) + 2-megapixel (1.75-micron)|
|Operating system||Android 10||Android 10||Android 10|
|Skin||MIUI 11||MIUI 11||MIUI 11|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/Yes||802.11 a/b/g||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.10||Yes, v 5.10||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2||2||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||-||Yes||-|
|In-Display Fingerprint Sensor||Yes||Yes||-|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes||Yes||Yes|