Redmi K70 and K70 pro unveiled, flagship performance for half the price

Redmi K70 and K70 pro unveiled, flagship performance for half the price

Redmi took center stage to unveil the Redmi K70 and Redmi K70 Pro smartphones. Both have a new 50 MP main camera, fast charging and flagship chipsets.

Redmi K70

This is the more affordable version of the two devices. Redmi K70 is equipped with a 6.67” OLED with 1440p resolution and 120 Hz refresh rate. The 12-bit can show 68.7 billion colors and reach up to a blinding 4,000 nits peak brightness. That brightness level is the highest in the industry per the company claims.

The Redmi K70 runs on Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 – Qualcomm’s flagship chipset for 2022. It’s paired with a choice of 12 GB or 16 GB RAM and between 256 GB and 1 TB of UFS 4.0 storage. The device also has a 5,000 sq.mm cooling chamber that prevents your phone from quickly overheating during intensive tasks ensuring sustained high performance.  

The main 50 MP camera on the back features optical image stabilization (OIS) to even out shaky hands when recording or taking photos. There is also an 8 MP ultrawide-angle shooter and a 2 MP depth sensor. The fourth circle on the back houses the LED flash not a camera sensor. The front-facing camera has a 16 MP sensor.

Powering the Redmi K70 is a 5,000 mAh battery that supports 120W charging that enables it to fully charge in just 18 minutes.

Redmi K70 comes with the new HyperOS based on Android 14. It does have NFC, Bluetooth 5.3 and a dual nano-SIM slot. The missing bits are a microSD slot, and a 3.5 mm audio jack.

Color options are White, Black, Moonstone Blue, and Violet. Prices start from $350 for the 12/256 GB variant and reach $480 for the mightiest 16 GB/1 TB version. Sales start on December 1st.

Redmi K70 Pro

Moving on to the higher tier Redmi K70 Pro, Xiaomi went for the same screen size 6.67” OLED display of 1440p. This means it also gets the industry leading 4000 nits peak brightness.

The Pro’s main camera matches the 50 MP sensor with OIS of the Redmi K70. However, the Pro takes photography up a notch with a 50 MP proper telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and a better 12 MP ultrawide shooter. The selfie camera remains at 16 MP though.

The Redmi K70 pro runs on the latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 3– Qualcomm’s current flagship chipset. It is the same chipset you will find on other manufactures’ flagship phones worth double the price of the K70 Pro.

The 5,000 mAh battery has 120W charging capable of 18 minutes full charge. All other specifications are similar to the non-pro K70.

Redmi K70 Pro comes in three colors – Black, White, and Blue. Despite its high end flagship performance, the K70 pro starts at $465 for 12/256 GB, $505 for 16/256 GB, $550 for 16/512 GB and $620 for 24 GB RAM and 1 TB storage.

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