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Redmi K20 Pro sales to be discontinued in China, as Redmi K30 Pro launch nears

Xiaomi had launched the standard Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in its home country in May last year. Back in December, the Xiaomi sub-brand unveiled the successor to the K20 series dubbed a thes Redmi K30. Now, the company is reportedly planning to launch the Pro variant of K30 in the near future. Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing confirmed in a Weibo post that the company will stop selling the Redmi K20 Pro this month. The discontinuation clearly hints at the arrival of Redmi K30 Pro. However, Weibing didn’t say anything about the standard Redmi K20, so it’s likely that the device will be available for purchase. 

Redmi hasn’t officially revealed any details about the K30 Pro yet. However, the device was spotted on the Geekbench benchmarking website last month. It suggests that the smartphone will arrive with Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 processor with an integrated X55 modem for 5G connectivity. To recall, the Redmi K30 is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset. The Geekbench listing also revealed that the SoC is paired with 8GB RAM onboard. The upcoming smartphone will run Android 10 out of the box with MIUI layered on top. 

As per past leaks, the Redmi K30 Pro is tipped to sport a quad-camera setup retaining the 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor from the standard K30. It’s unknown whether the upcoming device will feature a pop-up or punch-hole camera design on the front. The smartphone is expected to be backed by a 4,700mAh battery unit with support for 33W fast charging. 

The Redmi K20 Pro arrived with flagship specifications compared to the standard model. So we expect the same on the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro. Like the vanilla K30, the Pro model is also expected to arrive in 4G and 5G variants. The upcoming smartphone will be reportedly launched in March. 

In other news, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch its Mi 10 flagship smartphone in the coming weeks.

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