Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Okay30 Professional, its newest high-spec-low-price contender. It’s the sequel to the Okay20 Professional (in Asia) / Mi 9T Professional (in Europe), one among final 12 months’s most buzzed-about telephones — not less than within the areas the place Xiaomi truly sells telephones.
Not like the Okay20 Professional, the Okay30 Professional is visually fairly a bit totally different from its non-Professional predecessor, which was launched in China in December. There’s a round digicam module with 4 lenses organized in a sq., and Xiaomi can be bringing again the pop-up selfie digicam versus the common Okay30’s hole-punch cutout.
The Okay30 Professional has a Snapdragon 865 processor, which suggests it additionally provides 5G help. The 6.67 inch display screen is a 1080p AMOLED panel with HDR10+, though it appears just like the refresh price is a typical 60Hz, which places it out of step with most 2020 flagship telephones.
The digicam system has a 64-megapixel major sensor, a 13-megapixel ultrawide, a 2-megapixel macro digicam, and a 5-megapixel telephoto that additionally has macro capabilities. Xiaomi is especially speaking up the magnification potential of that final digicam, although the next finish “zoom version” of the telephone swaps it out for a telephoto that may shoot as much as 30x hybrid zoom.
Different specs embrace 8K video recording, a headphone jack, IP53 water resistance, NFC, Wi-Fi 6, a 4,700mAh battery, and 33W quick charging over USB-C. Xiaomi additionally claims the Okay30 Professional has a significantly better haptic suggestions system powered by a linear motor, which ought to assist repair one of many drawbacks of the Okay20 Professional.
The Okay30 Professional will launch in China first and may come to India later. It might effectively see an eventual launch in Europe, too, but when the Okay20 Professional is any indication it might be rebranded because the Mi 10T.
In China, the vary begins at 2,999 yuan ($425) for a Okay30 Professional with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, with a number of configurations priced between that and the three,999-yuan ($565) 8GB/256GB Okay30 Professional Zoom. That ought to set it up as a succesful competitor to Realme’s equally geared up X50 Professional, until the dearth of a excessive refresh price is a dealbreaker.