Redmi K30S is the cheapest smartphone with a top-of-the-line chip

The new Redmi K30S is the cheapest smartphone among those equipped with a Snapdragon 865 processor that could arrive in Europe soon

Xiaomi has officially launched in China the new smartphone Redmi K30S.

The phone is actually a top-of-the-line phone and is equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, but it is priced significantly lower than its rivals equipped with the same SoC.

The Redmi K30S,  initials M2007J3SC appeared on the 3C and Tenaa certification bodies, is the Chinese rebrand of the Xiaomi Mi 10T, but among its features is confirmed support for 5G connectivity thanks to being equipped with a Soc Snapdragon 865. Compared to its almost twin brother, then, it has more memory (8 GB instead of 6 GB), but it has the same excellent screen and a virtually indistinguishable design and characterized by a large three-sensor rear camera module. For the rest, the spec sheets are overlapping and characterized by the SoC Snapdragon 865 and the 6.67-inch display with 144Hz refresh rate. Closing the picture is the 5,000 mAh battery with 33W charging.

Redmi K30S, the features

The smartphone Redmi K30S has a 6.67-inch LCD display with Full HD+ resolution of 2400×1800 pixels and punch hole, that is, the notch hole, for housing the front camera in the upper left corner. The SD865 octa-core processor comes at a frequency of up to 2.84 GHz and is flanked, as already mentioned, by 8 GB of RAM. For the internal memory, which will not be expandable, the cuts are 128 or 256 GB in UFS 3.1 technology. There is no shortage of a side fingerprint sensor and facial recognition function.

As for the camera compartment, we find a triple configuration on the back with 64-megapixel main sensor (aperture f/1.89), secondary ultra wide-angle 13-megapixel (with 123-degree field width) and, finally, a macro lens with 5-megapixel sensor. The front camera, on the other hand, is 20 megapixels.  The battery is quite large: 5,000 mAh (nominal 4,900), with 33 W fast charging.

Redmi K30S, how much does it cost and when does it arrive

The new Redmi K30S has just been presented in China, with the MIUI 12 based on Android 10, and should also arrive in other markets, by November. The 8/128 GB version, at current exchange rates, costs about 327 euros. The 8/256 GB version, on the other hand, costs 352 euros. These are very low prices for a smartphone with these features and, above all, with SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and 5G connection.

As always, however, it is worth remembering that low prices that are seen on the Chinese market favorably affect a very low taxation and transport costs almost non-existent. In Europe, therefore, most likely the Redmi K30S will be priced between 400 and 450 euros, which is still very good.