MediaTek Dimensity 1020 To Feature In Redmi K30 Ultra – 5% Better Than Snapdragon 865

At the start of the month, the Vice President of Xiaomi Group teased us about the upcoming Redmi K30 Ultra flagship. The ultra version will completely cover the downsides of the Pro version, including the low refresh rate upgraded to 120Hz. However, he also hinted that a MediaTek SoC will be featured inside the flagship which is 5% better than the current flagship-level Snapdragon 865 by Qualcomm.

Redmi K30 Ultra IP 53

According to previous leaks, the Redmi K30 Ultra process was expected to be MediaTek Dimensity 1000 plus. However, we don’t think that it’s true. MTK Dimensity 1000 + is not 5% better than SD 865. So what could be the next SoC, Dimensity1000 Plus Pro MAX+? Just kidding, the new CPU name is definitely not what Xiaomi Vice President said. Redmi K30 Ultra SoC is expected to be MediaTek Dimensity 1020.

MediaTek Dimensity 1020 – What’s New?

The biggest feature of the MediaTek Dimensity 1020 is the 11-core high-frequency GPU which has slightly surpassed the Snapdragon 865 processor by about 5%. But we don’t think it will surpass the Snapdragon 865 Plus SoC. It’s unclear whether it will continue the optimizations done in Dimensity 1000+ or not.

MediaTek Dimensity 1020 Specs

Process Dimensity 1020
Release Date TBA (late July 2020)
Process 7nm TSMC
CPU 4x Cortex A77 @ 2.66 GHz
4x Cortex A55 @ 2.00 GHz
GPU Mali-G77 MC11
AI APU 3.0
Connectivity Integrated 5G modem, Balong 1000 (DL= 4.7 Gbps and UL=2.5Gbps)

Wifi 6, Bluetooth 5.1

Camera 32MP + 16MP dual / 80MP single
AnTuTu Score 615000+
Phones Redmi K30 Ultra

Redmi K30 Ultra – Everything We Know So Far

Apart from the previously said 120Hz refresh rate, the K30 Ultra touch sampling rate will be 240Hz. The K20 and K30 use front motorized lifting camera design, so the Redmi K30 Ultra will continue that design.

Redmi K30 Ultra front camera

The official poster published by Xiaomi Vice President reveals that it will also have IP53 certification which means protection against dust and spraying water (with no pressure).

The iconic rear Oreo shape quad-camera layout of the Redmi K30 will remain the same. Though the sensor is expected to upgrade to Sony IMX 686. However, due to market positioning, there is a high probability that plastic frames and Z-axis linear motors will be used. 

Redmi K30 Ultra rear camera design

Furthermore, 3.5mm headphone jack and full-featured NFC and infrared remote control functions are also to be seen inside Redmi K30 Ultra. At the same time, MediaTek’s Dimensity series chips support dual-SIM 5G, so Redmi K30 Ultra will support 5G networking.

Redmi K30 Ultra back

As for the battery, it has a capacity of 4700mAh battery along with a 33W fast charge.

Previously, the MIUI 12 system firmware leaked the internal code name of the Redmi K30 Ultra as “Cezanne“. At the same time, according to netizens’ revelations, the back cover spy photos that Lu Zhitong broke on Weibo last time was the Redmi K30 Ultra. The back cover uses AG glass, so more options are provided in terms of color.

The starting price is expected to be 2999 yuan (428.99 USD), however, we believe that it’s not true since Redmi K30 Pro also has the same price tag. In comparison, MediaTek SoCs are cheaper than Qualcomm. 

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