Redmi K70 series debut: cheapest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 device with decent cameras here

Redmi K70 series made its debut today and consists of three different phones. You’ll find three different phones in this series, Redmi K70E, Redmi K70, and Redmi K70 Pro. This year’s lineup features phones equipped with both MediaTek and Snapdragon chipsets, and it’s worth noting that each of these three devices boasts considerable power. Details on pricing can be found at the end of the article, so let’s kick off by exploring Redmi K70E.

Redmi K70E

Redmi K70E is the most affordable models in the K70 series and comes with MediaTek Dimensity 8300 Ultra chipset. Although it’s not MediaTek’s flagship model, this chipset is quite powerful, with the Redmi K70E offering a variant featuring 16GB RAM and 1TB storage.

Redmi K70E features LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage. The device boasts a 6.67-inch display with a 1.5K resolution and a maximum brightness of 1800 nits. The screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, touch sample rate of up to 2160Hz, and supports 1920Hz PWM dimming. The panel can render colors in 12 bits.

Redmi K70E is equipped with triple camera setup and features a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra wide angle camera, and a 2MP macro camera. The main camera sensor is 1/2-inches in size and has OIS. Redmi K70E is capable of recording videos in 4K resolution at up to 30 FPS, and for 60 FPS recording, you’ll need to switch to 1080p resolution. The selfie camera is 16MP and can record 1080p videos at 60 FPS.

Redmi K70E packs a whopping 5500 mAh battery paired with 90W fast charging. All devices among the Redmi K70 series introduced come with HyperOS out of the box. Pricing details of each phone are given below this page.

Redmi K70

There aren’t huge differences between Redmi K70E and Redmi K70, but we can say that the minor differences are indeed important. Simply put, the differences between the two phones lie in the chipset, display, and camera setup.

Redmi K70 comes with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset which is the flagship processor used on most of the early 2023 flagships, Redmi K70 has also the 16GB+1TB variant and the base variant of the K70 comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Redmi K70 comes with a 6.67-inch 120Hz AMOLED display, and as Xiaomi states, this phone boasts an impressive 4000 nits of maximum brightness, which is quite incredible for a smartphone. To put this into perspective, comparing it with the display of Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Ultra, which is one of the largest OLED display manufacturers, the S23 Ultra has a maximum brightness of 1750 nits. Xiaomi has set a new standard in screen brightness. Redmi K70 features a Chinese made display instead of Samsung’s OLED. Redmi K70 also has a 2160Hz touch sampling rate and 3840Hz PWM dimming.

The phone is equipped with 5000 mAh battery paired with 120W wired charging. Redmi K70 features triple camera setup with 50 MP main camera, 8 MP ultra wide angle camera and 2 MP macro camera. The phone can shoot videos up to 8K resolution at 24 FPS. Redmi K70 supports 60 FPS video recording on 4K resolution as well. Redmi K70’s main camera sensor is Light Hunter 800, and that sensor is 1/1.55-inches in size. This is a Redmi phone but it seems Xiaomi wants to deliver premium camera experience even on budget friendly Redmi models, the main camera of Redmi K70 has f/1.6 aperture which is same as flagship Xiaomi 14‘s main camera.

Redmi K70 Pro

Xiaomi’s Redmi K70 Pro, which is literally a flagship offering, comes with high-end features. It is equipped with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset and even has a model with a whopping 24 GB RAM. The phone features LPDDR5X RAM and UFS 4.0 storage.

Just like the K70, Redmi K70 Pro also boasts a 6.67-inch 2K resolution display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a touch sampling rate of 2160 Hz, and support for 3840 Hz PWM dimming.

Thanks to its 5000 mAh battery and Surge P2 and G1 chips, the Redmi K70 Pro supports 120W fast charging. Redmi K70 Pro features a 1/1.55-inch LightHunter 800 sensor and f/1.6 aperture. Additionally, Redmi K70 Pro comes with a 2x telephoto camera and a 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera, supporting 8K video at 24FPS and 4K video at 60FPS. The front camera is 16 MP and supports 1080p60 video recording.

Redmi K70 series pricing

Redmi K70 series is a China exclusive series, but we have the Chinese price information here. Xiaomi will launch the Redmi K70e model as POCO X6 Pro in the global market and Redmi K70 model as POCO F6 Pro, so there’s no reason to be upset that the Redmi K70 series is only available in China. Both POCO and Redmi devices will bear same specs. Unfortunately, Redmi K70 Pro model will only be available in China, no POCO counterpart for the K70 Pro.

Redmi K70E

  • 12GB+256GB – 1999 CNY – 282 USD
  • 12GB+512GB – 2199 CNY – 310 USD
  • 16GB+1TB – 2599 CNY – 366 USD

Redmi K70

  • 12GB+256GB – 2499 CNY – 352 USD
  • 16GB+256GB – 2699 CNY – 380 USD
  • 12GB+512GB – 2999 CNY – 423 USD
  • 16GB+1TB – 3399 CNY – 480 USD

Redmi K70 Pro

  • 12GB+256GB – 3299 CNY – 465 USD
  • 16GB+256GB – 3599 CNY – 507 USD
  • 12GB+512GB – 3899 CNY – 550 USD
  • 24GB+1TB – 4399 CNY – 620 USD

What do you think about Redmi K70 series? Would you buy any of these devices once their POCO counterpart has been released globally?

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