Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi had launched the Redmi K20 series earlier in May this year, while the smartphone made its way to India in July. Now the Chinese smartphone maker has confirmed the launch of the K20’s successor in December. The upcoming Redmi K30 will arrive with significant upgrades compared to the K20. New live photos of the smartphone have surfaced on Chinese websites. The images reveal some key specifications and are also in line with our past report surrounding the K30. Xiaomi is expected to launch the standard variant of K30 next month and the K30 Pro may be announced in the first quarter of 2020.
Redmi K30 specifications and features
Going by the leaked images, the Redmi K30 will feature a punch-hole display at the top right corner to accommodate dual selfie cameras. The device will retain the same body from the K20 with slim bezels. It is expected to sport a 6.66-inch screen bearing FHD+ resolution. The live image reveals a 120Hz refresh rate screen and the option to choose between 120Hz and 60Hz options. Currently, only ASUS offers a 120Hz display on its ROG Phone 2. It seems like Xiaomi wants to outdo OnePlus in the refresh rate category since the later is also expected to debut its next smartphone with a 120Hz display. The leaked image hints at the presence of a Snapdragon 730 or 730G processor paired with an Adreno 618 GPU. The device also appears to pack 64GB of storage which could be the base variant. Xiaomi is likely to launch the smartphone in more RAM and storage configurations. The Redmi K30 was listed on the 3C certification site in China, revealing support for 30W fast charging compared to 18W on the K20. The smartphone is seen running on MIUI 11 as Xiaomi has already updated the K20 series to the latest software version.
Past rumours have hinted that the Redmi K30 will be equipped with Sony’s new IMX686 image sensor and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi had already confirmed the existence of a 5G variant of the K30 series. These are just rumors surrounding the Redmi K30 which means readers should take this with a pinch of salt. With the launch set for next month, we expect more details of the smartphone to surface online.