Today, Xiaomi has announced two Ultra smartphones, one each under the name of its sub-brands - Mi and Redmi. Mi has launched its flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra, while Redmi has announced a more affordable Redmi K30 Ultra.
To begin with, Redmi K30 Ultra is not an entirely new smartphone. Instead, it's more of a rebranded Redmi K30 Pro with a different Chipset, Dimensity 1000+ SoC, and an improved 120Hz refresh rate display (K30 Pro comes with a 60Hz display panel). Other than this, the new Redmi K30 Ultra also offers a faster 33W fast charging out of the box, dual stereo speakers, and a better linear vibration motor, and the good news, it all comes at a lower price tag.
Other than the above-given distinction, Redmi K30 Ultra is essentially the same Redmi K30 Pro we have seen before. Upfront, there is the same 6.67 inches Full HD+ notch-less AMOLED Display fitted with a 20MP pop-up camera. Around the back, there is a quad-camera setup composed of a 64MP primary shooter followed by a 13MP ultrawide snapper, a 5MP macro sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor.
For authentication, Redmi K30 Ultra has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and the battery is a 4500mAh unit that draws its power through a 33W fast charger.
The main highlight of Redmi K30 Ultra is its chipset. Redmi K30 Ultra comes powered via Mediatek Dimensity 1000+ chipset paired with either 6GB or 8GB of RAM, unlike Snapdragon 865 present in Redmi K30 Pro, which makes it a more affordable smartphone. The dimensity 1000+ though not as good as Snapdragon 865, is still a capable chipset with a net score of 530000 in AnTuTu (Snapdragon 865 scored just a tad above 600000. Bump in the refresh rate is another prime highlight.
Redmi K30 Ultra will be available in three memory configurations - 6GB/128GB, 8GB/128GB, and 8GB/512GB.
Currently available on;y in China, the price of Redmi K30 Ultra base model starts at CNY 1999, which roughly translates to $280 (21,500 Indian Rupees). For the money, you get a 6GB/128GB memory configuration. The 8GB/128GB variant will cost $316 ( 23,500 Indian Rupees), and the top of the line variant with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage will cost $388, approx 30000 Indian Rupees.
There is no official information about the international availability of Redmi K30 Ultra, but judging past, India could be the first one in the list to get Redmi K30 Ultra.