That’s what I didn’t understand - the fact thathappened first. Qualcomm announced its latest Snapdragon 768G chipset, or Xiaomi announced its smartphone based on this chipset. Although what's the difference?
Let's start with the chipset. Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G - it's justa cosmetic upgrade of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G chipset announced at the end of 2019. Of the changes visible to the naked eye, the maximum frequency of the fastest of the cores has grown from 2.4 GHz to 2.8 GHz. So we are waiting for a few percent increase in the number of parrots in synthetic tests.
And so - it's still the same serious pre-flagship5G chipset. As a separate feature declared the ability to update their own graphics drivers via Google Play. Like other models with the letter G in the name, they are positioned as intended for gaming devices (support for something called “Snapdragon Elite Gaming”).
Finish the smartphone. Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Extreme Edition - exactly like thatthe same cosmetic upgrade of its predecessor, announced in the same December 2019 smartphone Redmi K30 5G (news 1, news 2). Replaced the chipset ... That's right, the Snapdragon 765G on the Snapdragon 768G. Yes, added a new salad color. Otherwise, everything is as before. More than a respectable representative of the middle class. The owner of the screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. A lot of cameras. Fast charge. Etc.
The device was announced in China and for the Chinesemarket. The real name is not “Extreme Edition”, but 极速 版. Some sources translate the name as “Racing Edition” or even “Speed Edition”. ¥ 1999 (₽20900, $ 282) at the start of sales for 6 + 128 GB of memory.
Main features of Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G Extreme Edition:
Screen S-IPS, 6.67 ″, 1080 × 2400, 395 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch, Gorilla Glass 5, 120 Hz, HDR10
IronQualcomm Snapdragon 768G
2.4 GHz, 1 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A76), 1 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A76), 6 x Kryo 475 (Cortex-A55), Adreno 620
Memory: RAM 6 GB, ROM 128 GB, Micro-SD up to 256 GB, hybrid slot, LPDDR4x, UFS2.1
HSDPA, HSUPA, EV-DO
Mobile networks5G Bands 41.78
LTE Bands 1,3,5,7,8,34,38-41
UMTS Bands 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 5 (850), 8 (900)
GSM Bands 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900)
Battery Li-Ion, 4500 mAh, 30W
Dimensions165.3 x 76.6 x 8.79 mm
Rear Camera: Quad, Flash, Auto Focus
- 64 MP, f / 1.89, 79 °, 1 / 1.70 ″, 0.80μm, Sony, 4K / 30fps
- 8 MP, wide-angle, f / 2.2, 120 °, 1.12μm
- 5 MP, macro, f / 2.4, 83 °, 1.75μm
- 2 MP, depth sensor, f / 2.4, 83 °, 1.75μm
front camera: dual, no flash, no autofocus
- 20 MP, 78 °, 0.80μm
- 2 MP, depth sensor, 83 °, 1.75μm
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo
OS Android 10, MIUI 11
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint scanner (on the side), NFC