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Redmi K30 Pro could launch as the POCO F2 in India, MIUI 11 code reveals

On: March 26, 2020

Although Xiaomi introduced the Redmi sub-brand for its budget devices, the strategy changed last with smartphones like the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro vying for a share of the premium segment. The Chinese firm recently unveiled the Redmi K30 Pro (codenamed Imi) and the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom (codenamed Imipro) smartphones in China. Rumours have suggested that Xiaomi plans to introduce the K30 Pro in India as the POCO F2. This is hardly surprising, since the Redmi K30 4G which launched in China in December 2019 arrived in India as the POCO X2 last month. XDA Developers forums members have now scoured through the latest version of the MIUI camera, to find evidence that suggest that Redmi K30 Pro could be coming to India as a POCO-branded phone.

Redmi K30 Pro

The Redmi K30 Pro could launch as the POCO F2 in India

While sifting through the camera codes on the latest version of the MIUI camera, an XDA memner came across the term ‘Imiin’, which seems to be a codename for the Indian variant of the Redmi K30 Pro 5G. Digging deeper into the code, the user also found a constant called ‘device_poco_watermark_default_text’ containing the ‘SHOT ON POCO Phone’ string. This is a good hint that the Redmi K30 Pro will under the POCO brand in India. However, as there is no official communication from Xiaomi or POCO at the moment, it is advisable to wait for further reports to confirm this.

Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom specifications and features

Both the Redmi K30 Pro and the Pro Zoom share the same basic hardware, except for a few differences in the camera and storage departments. Starting with the display, the K30 Pro series flaunts a 6.67-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution. The smartphones are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 865 SoC with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. While the 6GB + 128GB variant of the K30 Pro features UFS 3.0 storage, all other variants of the Pro and Pro Zoom sport UFS 3.1 storage.

Coming to camera specifications, both smartphones feature a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 primary sensor, a 13-megapixel ultrawide lens, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. The fourth sensor on the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom is an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with OIS and 3x optical zoom. The Pro sports a 5-megapixel 50mm telephoto macro with autofocus. Both smartphones flaunt a dual-LED flash and a motorized 20-megapixel wide-angle pop-up camera.

The Redmi K30 Pro and the Zoom draw power from a 4,700 mAh battery with 33W Quick Charge 4+ support, and run the Android 10-based MIUI 11. Both smartphones flaunt an under-display fingerprint scanner for additional security. 

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Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.