Xiaomi, who entered Japan, announced the new RedMi K30 series in China. RedMi is a sub-brand that emphasizes COSPA that sells low prices among Xiaomi products. The model of model number K is the “RedMi K20” series equipped with a pop-up camera, but the RedMi K30 series is a punch hole type with a front camera embedded in the display. Moreover, it has a dual camera similar to the “Galaxy S10 +”.
This new product will also feature “RedMi K30 5G” for 5G. The Snapdragon 765G that Qualcomm just announced on December 4th is adopted for SoC. Although it is not the top-level Snapdragon 865G, the target user of RedMi is a layer that sticks to price. Corresponding bands are also narrowed down to n41 / n78 for 5G and B1 / 3/5/7/34/38/39/40/41 for 4G. That's why the 5G smartphone has realized a surprisingly low price.
Xiaomi also announced two 5G smartphones in September called “Mi 9 Pro 5G” and “Mi MIX Alpha”. Of these, the Mi 9 Pro 5G is already on sale in China. The price is RAM8GB + ROM128GB, 3699 yuan (58,000 yen). On the other hand, Mi MIX Alpha is a conceptual terminal whose screen wraps around the back, and its release date is undecided. Including these two models, Xiaomi has announced four 5G smartphones in 2019. This number is next to Huawei and Samsung.
"Mi Note 10"Xiaomi to introduce the series. The development of the sub-brand RedMi series is unclear, but Japanese communication carriers will definitely want 5G smartphones, especially low-priced products. Xiaomi's existence may be a key for Japanese 5G.