Aside from the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, the Redmi K30 Ultra was also introduced in China. Although it’s not quite as high-end as the former, the new K30 Ultra does come with a number of interesting features. These include a fast 120Hz screen, along with a new processor: the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+.
Compared to other flagship-tier chipsets in the market now, the Dimensity 1000+ is a reasonably capable SoC with support for 5G networks. While it’s not quite as fast as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, you can still expect to get a very good level of performance with the Dimensity 1000+. After all, it’s MediaTek’s best chip to date.
Besides that, the K30 Ultra also comes with a fast 120Hz panel now with a 240Hz touch sampling rate. It’s a marked improvement over the K30 Pro‘s screen, which only had a 60Hz refresh rate with a 180Hz touch sampling rate. Beyond the faster and more responsive display, the K30 Ultra still features a 6.67-inch 2400 x 1080 AMOLED panel.
In fact, other aspects of the K30 Ultra are almost identical to the K30 Pro. It has the same quad camera system (64MP main + 13MP ultra-wide angle + 5M telemacro + 2MP depth), a 20MP pop-up front-facing camera, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of internal storage, as well as an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
That being said, it’s worth noting that the K30 Ultra comes with a slightly smaller 4,500mAh battery; the K30 Pro had a bigger 4,700mAh cell.
The Redmi K30 Ultra will go on sale in China from 14 August onwards. With a 1,999 Chinese yuan starting price – that comes up to about RM1,205 – it’s definitely an affordable smartphone. Here’s hoping the K30 Ultra will be made available in Malaysia as well.