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Redmi K30 Pro camera samples teased: Impressive zoom, night mode photos

The Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition will feature 30X hybrid zoom functionality and Xiaomi is showing it off in its latest teasers.

twitter-logoAmritanshu Mukherjee | March 23, 2020 | Updated 13:58 IST

Highlights

  • Redmi K30 Pro will feature a Super Night Scene 2.0 mode.
  • Xiaomi teases the Zoom Edition will offer 30X zoom capabilities.
  • Redmi K30 Pro Zoom edition will use the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor.

The Redmi K30 Pro is one of the most anticipated smartphones to come out this year. Similar to last year's Redmi K20 Pro, the K30 Pro will target buyers looking for an affordable flagship phone that gets all the latest specifications without burning a hole in the wallet. An earlier tip suggested that Xiaomi may not focus on the camera performance in a bid to keep the prices low but based on the teasers so far, it seem otherwise. The Redmi K30 Pro could cause some super expensive phones to sweat concerning the camera performance.

Xiaomi has released a couple of teasers for the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition -- the one that will get the high-resolution zoom camera. While the images of the device haven't been shared yet, Redmi has released a couple of sample images taken from the Redmi K30 Pro and they all look promising.

Redmi is flaunting a new Super Night Scene 2.0 on the K30 Pro and as the name suggests, it hints at a better low light mode. A sample of a cityscape has been shared on Weibo and it shows off impressive exposure controls and brightness levels in a photo that could put most phone cameras under pressure. The photo captures the clouds and the building lights evenly. It still doesn't seem on par with what a Google Pixel 4 or iPhone 11 Pro can do.

Apart from the low light mode, Xiaomi is also teasing the zoom capabilities of the phone. The K30 Pro Zoom Edition will get a high-resolution zoom camera similar to most premium phones we have seen recently. Xiaomi may have used a 3X optical zoom camera that produces crisp photos while zooming three times.

However, beyond that, the phone will rely on AI algorithms to get hybrid zoom up to 10X clearly. You can even zoom all the way up to 30x but the image clarity takes a hit.

Do note that these zooming capabilities are reserved for the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom Edition and chances are that the regular Redmi K30 Pro may not feature a telephoto camera. Xiaomi may copy the Mi 10's model lineup strategy and simply go for a wide-angle camera, a macro camera and a depth camera for the regular model, hence keeping the costs in check.

The Redmi K30 Pro will be unveiled at an event in China on March 24 and rumours suggest that it will be the most affordable smartphone with a Snapdragon 865 chipset.

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