Redmi K30 has some impressive specs for a phone that costs only $230. The device is powered by a Snapdragon 730G processor from Qualcomm, a 4500mAh battery with 27W fast charging. For display, it uses IPS LCD with 120Hz refresh rate. This is one of the cheapest 5G phones you can buy right now, but of course, this 5G supports depends on the availability of the 5G network in your area. With a 4500mAh battery, you can expect to deliver an incredible battery life. But due to a higher refresh rate, you may found yourself charging after a half-day. On an average day, it can get about six hours. If you degrade the refresh rate to 60Hz, it will surely save some battery life.
The display is a 6.67-inch 1080 pixel display panel. You won't get the pure black and white if you go for less display but that doesn't mean the screen is bad. The Redmi K30 has four cameras on the rear side, and the two on the front. There's the new 64MP Sony IMX686 - a direct successor to the popular 48MP IMX 586, an ultrawide 8MP sensor, a 2MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. For the front camera, you get a 20MP lens and a 2MP depth sensor. The selfie camera produces sharp pictures in good light, but the flat color profile doesn't look natural on skin tones. If you are a big selfie person, you may want to apply some kind of filter before sharing these online. In low light circumstances, you will see a decent amount of smearing. Although the phone has a decent portrait mode that produces much sharper pictures.
The Redmi K30 is running MIUI 11, based on Android 10. MIUI is fairly customizable, but many Western users probably won't like it as much, especially if you're used to stock Android, as it tries to act like iOS in a lot of ways. By default, there is no app drawer, though you can turn it on in settings. The most annoying thing for me is the fact that you need to press a settings button to get into the settings. There is a cool feature on the Redmi K30 called Mi Share, which allows you to seamlessly transfer files between other Xiaomi, Vivo, Realme, and Oppo devices. This is effectively Apple's AirDrop, so it's nice that these manufacturers have worked together to make file transfer a lot easier.
Samsung has already announced Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition with Lollipop Pre-installed. Now, the korean giant will release yet another low-end Lollipop device, this time it's the Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition.
The specifications of the Galaxy core Prime Value Edition hasn't changed from the Original device. The new handset should sport a 4.5-inch touchscreen, a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8GB of built-in storage, 4G LTE support, a 5 MP rear camera, and a 2 MP unit for selfies according to the device's listing on the website of a Dutch retailer.
The only major difference is that the Galaxy Core Prime VE will run Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, while the Original Core Prime variant got update to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop recently in few regions... we might see the same 5.1.1 VE firmware rolling-out to the Original Core Prime users in the upcoming few months.
The Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition will apparently become available next month. Specifically, in the Netherlands you'll be able to grab one from July,23. As for pricing, it should go for around the same amount as the model it's replacing.
We reported before that Galaxy Grand Prime Value Edition will be released soon with Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Out-of-the-box. The Value Edition device was said to be powered by a Marvel PXA1908 chipset, instead of the Snapdragon 410 in the regular version. Well, apparently that isn't the case, and a Spreadtrum SC8830 SoC is to be found inside the new variant of the affordable 5-incher.
The Spreadtrum SC8830 relies on a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor, which in the case of the SGGPVE is clocked at up to 1.3GHz. The CPU is joined by a single gig of RAM, just like in the S410 version. It's not exactly up to the standard set by the Qualcomm chipset though, as the quick comparison below shows.
Here's the leaked benchmark scores of the Grand Prime VE, it scored 1054 points on GeekBench.
The Official Android 5.0.1 Lollipop update is now rolling-out for the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9515 (Value Edition), the same update has rolled-out to many other regions but still the remaining regions is a long list, so don't worry the updates are rolling-out region-by-region.
The update is currently Available Over-the-air for all Galaxy S4 I9515 VE users in hingary, packing Android build 5.0.1 and new TouchWiz UI with Material Design, new notifications, new lock screen, Performance Enhancements and Bug fixes. The rest of the regions will get the same update in the next few weeks.
Galaxy S4 VE Lollipop Firmware Details:
- Model Name: Galaxy S4 Value Edition
- Model: GT-I9515
- Country: Hungary (XEH)
- Firmware Version: I9515XXU1BOC3
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.0.1
- Build Date: March 10, 2015
- Changelist: 4421239
- PDA: I9515XXU1BOC3
- CSC: I9515OXX1BOC1
We reported before that Samsung will be launching a Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition device with Android 5.1 Lollipop Pre-installed... Today, it looks like the device is here as the official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop Firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition (SM-G361H) is now Rolling-out via KIES in Russia. The Original Galaxy Core Prime got an update to Lollipop 5.0.2 in May.
The Galaxy Core Prime Value Edition official Android 5.1.1 update packs a new TouchWiz UI with Material Design, New Notifications Panel, New Widgets, Updates Samsung Apps, New lockscreen, Security fixes, Improved Wi-Fi connectivity, various bug fixes and performance improvements.
Galaxy Core Prime VE Lollipop Firmware details:
- Model Name: Galaxy Core Prime VE
- Model: SM-G361H
- Country: Russia (SER)
- Firmware Version: G361HXXU0AOFF
- OS: Android Lollipop
- OS Version: 5.1.1
- Build Date: June 25, 2015
- Changelist: 651165
- PDA: G361HXXU0AOFF
- CSC: G361HOXE0AOFF