Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition in China. Although it doesn’t differ much from the Mi 10T, it is much cheaper($100 cheaper than India) in China. Also, Xiaomi announced a special price and sale as an 11.11 special offer. And as a result, it has sold about 100,000 units in 1 minute.
Xiaomi’s Redmi Weibo account has shared an official poster(via MyDrivers) that says the first sale clocked 100,000 units sold in one minute. However, a small-sized text below the poster says the sale detail includes all the platforms like JD.com, Tmall, and Suning. The number is calculated from November 1, 2020, at 10:00 to 10:01 AM China time. As said, the device went on first sale today morning at 10 AM local time.
With the Double-Eleven Sales kick-starting today(1.11), K30S Commemorative Edition got a special discount of 300 yuan($45). For the unware, Double-Eleven sales is a promotional event for celebrating Singles Day(11.11) in China. Originally the device is priced at 2,599 yuan($388). So that makes the device start at a discounted new price of 2,299 yuan($344). Other offers include 6-month interest-free periods(EMI). At this price, it is currently the cheapest Snapdragon 865 SoC smartphone.
That said, the company thanked everyone for a great response to the first sale. However, the sale figures reportedly could have been much brighter if it wasn’t for the pandemic situation.
The device features a 6.67-inch display supports a Full HD+ resolution, a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+, MEMC, 650nits brightness, and up to 144Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC paired with up to 8 GB of LPPDR5 RAM and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 storage. For optics, it has a 64MP Sony IMX682 main lens, 13MP ultra-wide with 123-degree FOV, and 5MP macro sensor. For selfies, there is a 20MP shooter.
Other features include a 33W fast charger, 5,000mAh battery, dual SIM, 5G / 4G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC, dual-frequency GPS, and dual-linear stereo speakers. The device also has an AI face-unlock, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a microSD slot. It runs MIUI 12 based on Android 10 out of the box.
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