Redmi, the alternative brand of Xiaomi, could still present two new versions of its Redmi K30 5G, successor to the Mi 9T. They would have 10 GB, a volume very little used, and 12 GB of RAM. These two versions would bring the number of different levels of RAM to four. For the rest, the data sheet does not differ by an iota.
Three weeks ago, Redmi, the subsidiary and alternative brand of Xiaomi, presented its second standard-bearer, the Redmi K30. Available in 4G and 5G versions, the smartphone is based on a premium mid-range platform based on the Snapdragon 730G for the 4G version and on the Snapdragon 765G for the 5G version. When it was launched, the two versions of the Redmi K30 were announced in four configurations with 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 64 to 256 GB of storage.
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But this will clearly not be enough to satisfy the ambitions of the brand. Two other levels of RAM are expected for the 5G version of the K30 (which will be marketed from January 7 in China). The first with 10 GB of RAM (in blue in the visual above) and the second with 12 GB of RAM (in white in the visual above). The information was revealed by the Chinese organization Tenaa during their certification, a necessary step to be able to operate on the telecom networks of the Middle Empire.
The presence of 10 GB of RAM is interesting in itself. Indeed, it is rare that manufacturers choose this volume which is not optimized. To achieve this, two RAM modules must be used: the first of 8 GB and the second 2 GB. In the case of a configuration with 12 GB of RAM, the two modules offer 8 GB and 4 GB, respectively. The latter choice makes more sense, as it further optimizes the use of the second RAM port. But it also costs more. And Redmi is precisely a brand for which the price is a very important argument.
Different serial number but identical configuration
It is also interesting to note that the two new storage bearings have been certified under two different serial numbers. The first is M2001G7AC and the second is M2001G7AE. Initially, we thought it was two different smartphones. However, the technical sheets are identical. In addition, their two modems are 5G compatible: it is therefore the Redmi K30 5G. Note that the two models were not certified on the same day, which could explain the difference in serial numbers.
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So we find well 6.67 inch IPS screen with Full H + definition, a 4500 mAh battery (here the value recorded is slightly lower, but this was due to the calculation method), the 20 megapixel webcam, the 2.4 GHz octo-core chipset, from 64 to 256 GB of internal storage, a 64-megapixel main photo sensor (this is the Sony Exmor IMX686, even if Tenaa does not specify it), etc. Finally, the design is simply identical, to the millimeter and to the nearest gram.