Xiaomi has held a big launch event today. At the event, the brand launched the Redmi K70 lineup, which includes the Redmi K70E, K70, and K70 Pro. While most eyes are on the Pro model, the K70E appears to be a solid entry for the lineup.
Among the main highlights, the Redmi K70E offers a large OLED screen, packs the Dimensity 8300 Ultra, brings up to 16 GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and builds on a lot of the factors that the K60 lineup was known for. And it offers all of that for a starting price tag of CNY1999, which is around US$282.
Main Highlights of Redmi K70E
There are a lot of things that Xiaomi did right with the Redmi K70E, especially at such an appealing price tag. Here’s a rundown of the key features of the budget beast:
Beautiful OLED Screen
On the front, the Redmi K70E brings a large-sized 6.67-inch OLED screen. It flaunts a 1.5K resolution, which should result in crisp and well-detailed visuals. In addition, the screen has a 120Hz refresh rate, allowing the display to deliver a smooth and fluid viewing experience.
Moreover, the display of the K70E has a peak brightness of 1800 NITS, ensuring proper viewing under harsh lighting conditions. It also features a super dynamic HDR with 8x brightness enhancement. The screen also has exceptional color accuracy and eye protection capabilities.
To be exact, the display of the Redmi K70E comes boasting a JNCN rating of 0.31 and a Delta E rating of about 0.43. These ratings are pretty praiseworthy for a smartphone of this price tag.
Xiaomi has integrated hardware-level blue light reduction in the Redmi K70E. This, combined with the 1920Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, will ensure comfortable viewing even at night. Also, the screen features software-based eye protection features. These two leads to the smartphone gaining the S++ rating in the visual health friendliness category.
As for the other highlights of the screen, it has ten-level dimming and a 2160Hz instant touch sampling rate. These will further enhance the visuals and experience on the K70E.
Powerful Hardware of the Redmi K70E
Under the hood, the Redmi K70E comes with the Dimensity 8300 Ultra SoC. MediaTek fabricated it with the 4nm process of TSMC, which makes it equipped to deliver flagship-grade performance.
To make the chipset offer its best performance, Redmi pairs it up with 16GB of LPDDR5x RAM on the K70E. Aside from raw performance, the new chipset brings a broad range of AI-related features. That includes AI portraits, AI input, Xiao AI large models, AI album search, and more.
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Talking of performance, the Redmi K70E has a high-power graphite material for the cooling system. It sports an impressive thermal conductivity rating of 1500W/mK, allowing the chipset to be efficient even during high loads. Xiaomi has combined that with the 5000 mm-square stainless steel Vapor Chamber.
As for the storage, the K70E is available with up to 1TB of UFS 4.0 storage. This RAM and storage combination will make sure that the phone is capable of handling most of the resource-intensive apps.
On the back, the Redmi K70E comes with a triple-camera configuration. This setup consists of the 64MP OV64B main camera, which packs OIS (Optical Image Stabilization). An 8MP ultra-wide sensor and 2MP macro sensor accompany the 64MP primary sensor.
For selfies and video calls, the K70E has a 16MP camera on the front. It’s housed under a centered punch hole on the top of the display.
Battery, OS, and Other Features of Redmi K70E
A 5500mAh battery powers the internals of the Redmi K70E. It supports rapid 90-watt charging, allowing the phone to go from 0% to 100% in a short time. The device also supports Xiaomi’s Sea Star Algorithm. This algorithm preserves more than 90% of the battery capacity even after 1000 cycles.
There’s Smart Charging Engine on the Redmi K70E. This feature extends the battery life by monitoring the charging sessions. When it comes to the software, the smartphone boots on HyperOS out of the box. It’s based on Android 14.
Despite packing some powerful internals, the K70E maintains a sleek profile. To be precise, it measures just 8.05mm in terms of thickness. The story is the same for the weight. The device weighs just 198 grams.
Other features of the Redmi K70E include the stereo dual speakers, X-axis linear motor, infrared remote control, and full-featured NFC capabilities.
Pricing and Availability
The base price of the Redmi K70E is at CNY1999, which is around US$282. This version comes with 12GB of RAM And 256GB of storage. The 12GB with 512GB storage option is available for CNY2199, around US$310. On the other hand, the top-specced version with 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage is CNY2599, about US$366.
All the variants of the K70E are currently up for sale in China. And if you’re wondering, the devices come in three color options: Clear Snow, Ink Feature, and Shadow Green.