Redmi K70e: Affordable yet better than others from the same segment?

Redmi K70e. Photo: Mi
Redmi K70e. Photo: Mi

The Redmi K series, featuring the K70 Pro, K70, and K70e, was officially unveiled during the Redmi 10th-anniversary event, garnering significant attention. The K series is currently exclusive to China and may undergo a renaming or be rebranded under POCO in the future.

Last year, the Redmi K series, comprising the K60 Pro, K60, and K60e, gained considerable popularity. The K60 was rebranded as the POCO F5 Pro for the international version. The Redmi K70 Pro and K70 stand out as flagship options, equipped with superior chipsets. On the other hand, the K70e serves as the mid-range option, expected to be priced under Rs 50,000.

The Redmi K70e shares the same design but differs completely in the camera department, battery and build quality. Let us see what the smartphone delivers.

Specifications of Redmi K70e

DimensionsHeight: 160.45mm
Width: 74.34mm
Thickness: 8.05mm
Weight198 grams
Display typeOLED
Display size6.67-inch
Resolution2,712 x 1,220
Refresh rate120Hz
Peak brightness1,800 nits
ChipsetMediaTek Dimensity 8300 Ultra (4nm)
CPUOcta-core processor, maximum frequency 3.35GHz
GPUMali G615-MC6
OSAndroid 14, HyperOS
RAM12GB | 16GB
Storage256GB | 512GB | 1TB
Rear camera64MP main camera
8MP ultra-wide-angle lens
2MP macro lens
Selfie camera16MP
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4 and 802.11a/b/g
AudioStereo dual speakers
SensorsOptical distance sensor | 360° front and rear dual light sensors | acceleration sensor | ambient colour temperature sensor | electronic compass | gyroscope | infrared remote control | Flicker sensor
Battery5,500mAh (typ)
Charging90W wired fast charging
ColoursBlack | White | Blue
Price (expected)Rs 44,000 (12/256GB)
Rs 48,000 (12/512GB)
Rs 54,000 (16GB/1TB)

Design and Display

The design of the Redmi K70e is the same as the K70 Pro and the K70. But there are many key differences in the smartphones like the weight, dimensions and build.

It has a plastic back and frame instead of a glass back and a metal frame. The frame has a frosted metal look. The camera module design is the same but the use of a smaller sensor in the main camera makes it look a bit different.

Redmi K70e back design. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

The Redmi K70e has a 6.67-inch display with an OLED panel and a resolution of 2,712 x 1,220. It has a contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 and a peak brightness of 1,800 nits. It has a frame rate of up to 120Hz and a touch sampling rate of up to 2,160Hz with Ultra High Frequency PWM Dimming of up to 1,920Hz.

The display is equipped with a 12-bit DCI-P3 Professional primary color screen. It has various eye protection features such as Classic eye protection, Paper eye protection, Rhythm eye protection, and Auto brightness 2.0. It also supports HDR10+, HDR Vivid and Dolby Vision with frame-sharing ultra-high definition features.

Redmi K70e display. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

Performance and Storage

The Redmi K70e has the MediaTek Dimensity 8300 Ultra chipset, built on a cutting-edge 4nm architecture under its hood. Its octa-core processor, clocking in at a maximum frequency of 3.35GHz, ensures good performance. The Mali G615-MC6 GPU takes care of the graphics processing. It runs on the latest Android 14 platform Xiaomi’s new HyperOS operating system.

MediaTek Dimensity 8300. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

The device offers two RAM configurations: 12 GB and 16 GB. The 12 GB RAM variant is coupled with either a 256 GB base storage option or a higher-end 512 GB storage choice. Meanwhile, the top-tier 16 GB RAM option is paired with an extensive 1 TB storage capacity.


Unlike its older siblings, the camera on the Redmi K70e has a higher megapixel camera sensor. But a higher megapixel does not mean a better camera. The main camera on the K70 and the K70 Pro is a 50MP lens with a larger 1/1.55″ sensor whereas the K70e has a smaller 1/2” sensor with a 64MP lens. The main camera has OIS also for steady images and videos. The remaining two are an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with 120° FOV and a 2MP macro lens.

Redmi K70e rear camera. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

The rear camera has a ton of features including video super anti-shake, privacy protection watermark, time-lapse macro, time-lapse photography, peak focus, AI watermark, tilt-shift effect, micro movie, long exposure, 4k video, dynamic photos, gesture photography, voice subtitles, voice-activated photography, timed continuous shooting, exposure feedback and ID card photo mode. As for video shooting, the rear camera can shoot 4k videos at 24/30fps, 1,080p videos at 30/60fps and 720p videos at 30fps.

Redmi K70e. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

The front camera on the K70e is a 16MP sensor which clicks decent selfies and videos. It also has features like a soft light ring, volume button countdown photo, super night scene, ultra-wide panorama, voice-activated photo, timed continuous shooting, time-lapse photography, voice subtitles, dynamic photos (live photo), AI watermark, portrait beauty, video beauty, kaleidoscope and video tag. It shoots 1,080p videos at 30fps and 60fps and 720p videos at 30fps.

Battery and Others

The Redmi K70e boasts an impressive 5,500mAh (typ) battery, surpassing the capacity of its older siblings. Its charging capabilities are enhanced with a 90W wired fast charging feature, ensuring swift replenishment.

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6, Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi 4, and support for 802.11a/b/g, while Bluetooth 5.4 facilitates seamless connections with other devices. Additionally, the device supports Dual SIM functionality for enhanced flexibility in terms of SIM usage.

Redmi K70e battery. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

Audio is enhanced with Stereo dual speakers. It also has sensors including an optical distance sensor, 360° front and rear dual light sensors, acceleration sensor, ambient colour temperature sensor, electronic compass, gyroscope, infrared remote control and flicker sensor.

It has three colour options including white, blue and black.

Redmi K70e colour. Photo: Mi
Photo: Mi

The expected price of the Redmi K70e in Nepal is Rs 44,000 for the 12/256GB variant, Rs 48,000 for the 12/512GB option and Rs 54,000 for the 16GB/1TB option.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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