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Xiaomi launches the world's first 5G smartphone for less than 5,500 pesos

This year Xiaomi He showed us that his mission was to launch equipment to the market with a quality / price ratio that none of his rivals could offer. And to close the year they launch the last surprise of 2019 with a phone with great benefits but with a price that few believe possible, all under its sub-brand Redmi.

Redmi K30 technical sheet

Redmi K30 4G Redmi K30 5G
screen LCD 6.67 inches 120 Hz LCD 6.67 inches 120 Hz
Resolution 2400 x 1080 pixels 2400 x 1080 pixels
Processor Snapdragon 730G Snapdragon 765G
RAM 6/8 GB 6/8 GB
Internal storage 64/12/256 GB 64/12/256 GB
Front camera 20 MP2MP 20 MP2 MP
Rear camera Main: 64 MP, f / 1.89 Wide angle: 8 MP f / 2.2, 120 degrees Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4 Portrait: 2 MP, f / 2.4 Main: 64 MP, f / 1.89 Wide angle: 8 MP f / 2.2, 120 degrees Macro: 2 MP, f / 2.4 Portrait: 2 MP, f / 2.4
Battery 4,500 mAh Fast charge 27W 4,500 mAh 30W fast charge
Android version MIUI 11 MIUI 11
Others 4GWi-Fi 5Bluetooth 5.0USB-CMinijackNFC Side fingerprint reader 5GWi-Fi 5Bluetooth 5.0USB-CMinijackNFC Side fingerprint reader

The first midrange with 5G

Xiaomi had already warned to launch a mid-range phone with 5G technology, and although many thought that despite being a mid-range the device could be much more expensive than we were used to, the reality is that it was not so.

And it is that the cheaper version of the Redmi K30 5G is worth less than 5,500 Mexican pesos, while the most expensive version ranges from 8,000 pesos, prices that no other 5G phone in the world can boast.

Of course, these prices are not official for Mexico, and probably if they reach our country, their cost increases by one thousand or two thousand pesos, but they will still be very economical.

The world's first phone in this range with a 120 Hz display

The 5G is not the only pioneer technology that reaches a mid-range, but also the Chinese firm has dared to launch the world's first mid-range with a screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which so far we will only see in few high-end phones.

This refresh rate helps us a lot to improve the gaming experience, since the response time when touching the screen is significantly reduced compared to the majority of smartphones in the world.

Of course, in order not to increase the cost, the firm opted for an LCD and not OLED screen, but it is still appreciated that Xiaomi pays special attention in bringing to the market a team that takes risks and that takes exclusive technology from the high-end to the most equipment economic.

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Price and availability

For now the Redmi K30 in its 4G and 5G version will stay in China, although it is highly likely that it will arrive in Europe and America at the beginning of 2020, what is a doubt is to know what happens to the 5G version, but in the case Mexico is difficult to do so because the 5G networks have not yet been deployed.

The prices for China are as follows:

  • Redmi K30 4G 6 + 64 GB: 1,599 yuan / 4,370 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 4G of 6 + 128 GB: 1,699 yuan / 4,650 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 4G 8 + 128 GB: 1,899 yuan / 5,190 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 4G 8 + 256 GB: 2,199 yuan / 6,000 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 5G of 6 + 64 GB: 1,999 yuan / 5,400 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 5G of 6 + 128 GB: 2,299 yuan / 6,300 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 5G of 8 + 128 GB: 2,599 yuan / 7,100 MXN.
  • Redmi K30 5G 8 + 256 GB: 2,899 yuan / 7,900 MXN.

Prices in Mexican pesos are approximate based on the exchange rate of the moment but do not represent the official price for Mexico.