Xiaomi has unveiled the new Redmi K60 series comprised of three phones — the K60, K60 Pro, and the K60E. Interestingly, the K60E is the brand’s first smartphone carrying the “E” moniker, which seems to be the slightly downgraded but still high-end device of the bunch.
Redmi K60 Pro
The K60 Pro is Redmi’s top-tier flagship device with all the top specs you could expect at the tail-end of 2022. The phone sports a 1440p 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and a 480Hz touch sampling rate, and a peak brightness of 1400 nits.
Powering the premium phone is Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip with LPDDR5X memory options between 8GB or 16GB and up to 512GB of storage. It runs on a 5000mAh battery with support for 120W of wired charging and 30W of wireless charging.
It’s got a triple-camera setup made up of a 50MP Sony IMX800 primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens. Up front, the punch hole cutout houses a 16MP selfie shooter.
Coming in four colours, including a Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team edition, the Redmi K60 Pro starts at CNY3299 (~RM2100) for the base 8GB+128GB model. The highest configuration with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage goes for CNY4599 (~RM2920).
The vanilla version of the K60 shares a lot of the same specs as the Pro variant, the biggest differences on it being the SoC and battery. It has the same 1440p 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1,400 nit peak brightness.
Under the hood, the phone uses the last-gen flagship chipset from Qualcomm, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen1. The memory and storage get a slight downgrade compared to its higher-end counterpart with LPDDR5 and UFS 3.1 respectively — it can be configured with between 8GB to 16GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage.
The K60 similarly carries three cameras but the main camera has been switched out with a 64MP sensor that also has OIS, while the other two lenses are the same 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro. The story is the same up front with a 16MP selfie camera.
The battery charging speed is significantly slower than the Pro at only 67W for wired charging, although it still has 30W wireless charging. To compensate for the reduced charging speed, the battery capacity got a noticeable bump at 5,500mAh.
The standard Redmi K60 starts at CNY2499 (~RM1590) for the base model and carries a price tag of CNY3599 (~RM2290) for the decked-out version with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage.
The K60E is the most affordable option of the premium lineup with only slightly reduced specs for those who don’t need a bleeding-edge flagship. The device also has a 6.67-inch OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 1440p resolution, but the brightness can only go up to 1,200 nits.
Instead of a Qualcomm chip, the heart of the phone’s internals is the Dimensity 8200 chipset. It offers up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a maximum of 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. Just like the vanilla K60, has a 5,500mAh battery with support for 67W wired charging but being the lower-end of the series, it lacks wireless charging.
As for the cameras, it has a 48MP main shooter, 8MP ultrawide, and a 2MP macro lens. The front camera sees a slight advantage over its more expensive counterparts with a 20MP sensor.
The Redmi K60E will be sold in black, white, and black with a starting price of CNY2,199 (~RM1,400) for the base model while the top 12GB+512GB configuration is priced at CNY2799 (~RM1780). Xiaomi has not announced when the series will be coming to international markets.