On Monday, Redmi took off covers from the 4G and 5G editions of the Redmi K30 smartphone. The handset arrived as the successor for the Redmi K20 phone that was unveiled earlier this year. Unlike the Redmi K20 that came with a notch-less AMOLED display, the Redmi K30 features a notch-less IPS LCD panel with a cutout for two front-facing cameras. Fresh information reveals that the Redmi K30 does not feature a pill-shaped cutout for the dual selfie snappers as it was thought before. It actually features two separate punch-holes for the two cameras and there is a black bar masked through the software between the two lenses.
On Weibo, multiple users have revealed that while choosing from available options to hide the display cutout through settings, an empty space can be seen between the two lenses for a brief moment. Since the Redmi K30 does not feature an AMOLED screen but an LCD panel, the gap between the two cutouts are not deep black as it would have been on AMOLED screens. Some users have somehow managed to forcibly removed the black gap and the use the phone with two separate punch-holes.
Redmi K30 Specifications
The Redmi K30 comes with a 6.67-inch IPS LCD display that offers 1080 x 2400 pixels full HD+ resolution and a tall aspect ratio of 20:9. The display offers a high refresh rate of 120Hz and it comes with anti-greasy and anti-fingerprint coating. The LCD panel supports HDR10. The TUV Rheinland certified screen can filter the harmful blue light. The two punch-holes on the screen houses a 20-megapixel main selfie camera and a 2-megapixel depth sensor.
The 8nm Snapdragon 730G mobile platform powers the 4G edition of the Redmi K30. Its 5G variant is fueled by the all new Snapdragon 765G SoC. Both models come with up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 256 GB of UFS 2.1 storage. There is a shared SIM slot for supporting a microSD card. The Android 10 OS customized with MIUI 11 runs on the device.
The rear shell of the Redmi K30 feature has a quad camera setup. It has a 64-megapixel main lens, an 8-megapixel ultrawide lens, a 2-megapixel dedicated macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor along with dual-LED flash. The Redmi K30 is equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint reader. The device is packed with a 4,000mAh battery that supports 30W fast charging.
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