The new Redmi Ultra flagship is identified by the code name “Cezanne” and appears to be from the Redmi K-series range. The phone, apparently reserved for the Chinese market, will be launched under the name Redmi K30 Ultra, it remains to be seen whether an “international” version of it will be announced later.
Although it is recommended as a budget solution, the Xiaomi Redmi phone brand is becoming more and more crowded with products that can be easily confused with premium phones. Fortunately, the asking price has not gone that far, yet.
Xiaomi expands Redmi phone range with “Ultra” model
So far, the K30 series includes the Redmi K30 4G, K30 5G, K30 Pro and K30i 5G models, all powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon series chipsets. Thus, the jump to a MediaTek chipset for the Redmi K30 Ultra model is definitely a significant one, Xiaomi probably selecting this vendor on the basis of superior performance / price ratio.
Obviously, the chosen solution cannot be other than Dimensity 1000+. Made using the 7nm manufacturing process, it features octa-core CPUs with 4x high-performance Cortex-A77 cores and 4x Cortex-A55 cores optimized for power efficiency. The chip also has a Mali G77 MP9 series GPU and quad-channel memory controller with support for LPDDR4X chips.
The launch of a Redmi flagship with a MediaTek chipset also seems to be in line with recent rumors of a collaboration between Xiaomi and the Chinese chipset maker, aimed at developing custom-designed 5G solutions.
The exact details of the configuration are not known, but we can expect to find a camera based on the Sony IMX689 64MP sensor, uncut LCD screen with 144 Hz refresh rate and 4500 mAh battery with fast charging function.
On the software side, we will probably find the new MIUI 12 version, based on Android 10.