Redmi has just hosted a big launch event, which saw the Chinese tech giant start its unveiling frenzy with the new Redmi K Series, including the K70 and K70 Pro smartphones. Both phones have 50MP main cameras and fast charging, but a major difference is the chipsets. The vanilla model gets a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip, while the Pro model utilizes the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 technology.
The Redmi K70 has a 6.67-inch OLED screen with 1440p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and reportedly up to 4,000 nits peak brightness. Other specs on include a 50MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide-angle camera, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 16MP selfie shooter. There’s also a 5,000mAh battery that supports 120W charging. The K70 isn’t short on RAM either, with 12 GB or 16 GB depending on the model. With Qualcomm technology on board, both devices are contenders for our list of the best gaming phones.
The key upgrade on the K70 Pro is the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip. The Pro model shares the same display as the K70 and the same 5,000mAh battery with 120W charging but offers a better camera setup. It has a 50MP main camera, 50MP telephoto, and 12MP ultrawide, with a 16MP front-facing lens for selfies.
It wouldn’t be 2023 if the phones didn’t have AI capability – they both boast an AI algorithm for upscaling video games and apps. The new phones go on sale on December 1 at 10:00 local time in China, with global launch dates yet to be announced. The Redmi K70 comes in white, black, blue, and violet colorways, with prices starting at CNY2,499 ($350). The Redmi K70 Pro is available in black, white, and blue and starts at CNY3,299 ($465).