We can’t wait to see that gigantic POCO logo right next to the camera island once again.
Xiaomi today announced and released the K70 series, which is Redmi’s performance and flagship lineup. When these phones get released for global audiences, it’s either they end up as the Xiaomi T subseries or under the POCO X or F series. It has been confirmed that the K70e is going to be launched as the POCO X6 Pro for international audiences.
The Redmi K70 series is the second set of phones to boot with HyperOS, a unified system intended so that it will be easier for developers to create apps for Xiaomi’s ecosystem, including their electric cars and AIoT devices.
All three phones use a standard 2×2 camera island design which we have seen in many smartphones before. Recently, the Honor X6a. This is a simple design that makes a phone look streamlined, but also feels cliché.
By the way, all three comes equipped with an IR Blaster to control your favourite devices. We cherish the fact that companies are bringing it back for the mainstream.
Redmi K70 Pro:
The most powerful of the lineup, the K70 Pro, comes with flagship specs. It comes released with the all-new third-generation Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 chipset with up to 16GB RAM and 1TB internal storage. It also appears to have a flat 6.67″ 10-bit QHD+ (3200x1440px) OLED screen with 120Hz refresh rate, 3840Hz PWM Dimming (finally at Honor’s level), and 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio. It is also extremely bright, and we’re not exaggerating that. It can go as far as 4000 nits! Get ready to be blinded. We’re surprised it even passed safety standards.
There are three functioning cameras. The main one is a 50MP Omnivision OV50E sensor (called “Light Hunter” by Xiaomi) that is 1/1.55″ in size, has f/1.6 aperture, and Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). This camera is complemented by another 50MP camera, a 2x telephoto sensor and a 12MP ultrawide. The front camera is a 16MP sensor. Xiaomi is stepping back 5 years as this can only capture 1080p video again. We thought they learned from the Xiaomi 13 series.
A 5000mAh battery is at the helm complete with 120W fast charging, QC3+ standard, and Power Delivery 3.0. The website does not mention wireless charging but it does have Xiaomi’s Surge P2 battery management chip that prevents it from depreciating fast.
In terms of connectivity, as it uses the newest Qualcomm 8 series chip, it has 5G services, Bluetooth 5.4, NFC, and dual-band Wi-Fi. As for the sounds, you’re getting Hi-Res Audio here (no mention of JBL though), Qualcomm AptX codec, and stereo speakers. It has an optical fingerprint scanner too.
Price in China starts at CNY 3,299 (~PHP 25.7K) for the 12/256 version. The highest-tier, 16/1TB, is priced at CNY 4,399 (~PHP 34.6K).
Also, keep an eye out for the Lamborghini Edition! If you can add it to your collection, this rare phone has 24GB RAM and 1TB storage, and the RAM might all be physical! That’s more RAM than your PC! Prices are not announced yet. Although we do think that a Redmi phone and a Lambo partnership is peculiar, considering how modest the original Redmi K70 looked, plus the brand is more luxurious than the previous Mercedes partnership they had.
We also can’t wait to see the battle between this, the OnePlus McLaren, and the Infinix BMW! Electronic Arts, when’s the next Need for Speed game with these phones involved?
Source: Xiaomi China
The Redmi K70 is a lesser K70 Pro with most of its features kept intact. There are only some notable changes to differ it from its “ultra” sibling.
First off, it uses last year’s flagship chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. Next, it uses a bland 50MP+8MP+2MP setup. It uses the same exact Omnivision OV50E sensor but the ultrawide is downgraded to just 8MP and the telephoto has been replaced with a crappy 2MP depth sensor. The front camera remains the same. With that said, this means that the phone might be launched as the “Xiaomi 14T” globally.
The 1440p OLED display, battery and charging speed, and connectivity features were kept. It also now comes in four colours instead of three and a collectible. These colours are lavender, black, white, and green. Also, it appears to be made out of ceramic.
It is priced initially in China for CNY 2,499 (~PHP 19.5K) for the 12/256 option. The highest end, the 16/1TB configuration, is priced at CNY 3,399 (~PHP 31.2K).
Source: Xiaomi China
The Redmi K70E is the least powerful of the three but still packs quite a punch. It’s not even that weak compared to your standard midrange phone and this one is also made of premium materials.
The Redmi K70E is to be launched as the POCO X6 Pro globally and so these are the things we come to expect out of that. The phone comes with a customized MediaTek Dimensity 8300-Ultra which is a chipset made just recently and is a slightly weaker Dimensity 9300, hence why it still is very powerful. It comes with at least 12GB RAM and 256GB ROM.
Just like the other two, the phone has Hi-Res Audio inside and a large Vapour Cooling Chamber inside. In terms of display, it has slightly lower resolution, at 2772x1220px, or generally known as 2K resolution. It has 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and 2160Hz PWM Dimming. It is also a 6.67″ OLED like its siblings.
There is a triple camera here but the “triple” here is like the K70, where it is barely triple at all. The primary camera is equipped with a 64MP midrange sensor with OIS. Alongside it are the 8MP ultrawide and 2MP depth sensor. It also uses the same 16MP selfie camera that Xiaomi has been using for several years.
It also has a slower 90W charging rate but the same 5000mAh battery capacity. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth 5.3, an IR Blaster, Miravision, NFC, Wi-Fi 6/6e, and 5G connectivity.
It comes in Green, White, and Black. It is priced in China initially for CNY 1,999 (~PHP 15.6K) while the highest-tier, 16/1TB costs CNY 2,599 (~PHP 20.3K).
Source: Xiaomi China