Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi had launched its latest Redmi K series smartphone called the Redmi K30 5G in China last year in December. The smartphone arrived as world’s first smartphone to utilise Qualcomm’s latest mid-range chipset called the Snapdragon 765G and also was the first handset from Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi to flaunt 5G connectivity. There was a standard Redmi K30 4G variant as well, which arrived in India as the POCO X2. Now, the latest leak suggests that the Xiaomi sub-brand might also be working on an affordable model called the Redmi K30i.
Redmi K30i specifications and features
The main difference: camera 64MP replaced by 48MP. The price should be 1799 yuan ($254) ?
— Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) April 19, 2020
The new information comes from the Twitter user @Xiaomishka, who is known for revealing Xiaomi-related leaks. According to the tweet, the upcoming smartphone is called the Redmi K30i and it will be a lighter variant of the Redmi K30 5G. The tipster has not revealed the specifications of the upcoming smartphone. However, they did point out that the main difference between the two models will be the 48MP primary camera on the Redmi K30i as compared to the 64MP on the Redmi K30 5G. As such, we can safely assume that most features of the device will be identical to the 5G model.
To recall, the Redmi K30 5G features a 6.67-inch LCD display bearing a full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate. The handset is powered by a Snapdragon 765G processor paired with Adreno 620 GPU and up to 8GB RAM. The smartphone features a quad-camera setup on the back with a 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor, an 8MP wide-angle-lens, 5MP macro, and 2MP depth shooter. The dual punch-hole cutout on the front houses the 20MP + 2MP snappers. Other features include side-mounted fingerprint scanner, 4,500mAh battery unit, 30W fast charging and more.
Redmi K30i price and availability
The source reveals that the Redmi K30i will be priced at RMB 1,799 (~Rs 19,500). To reiterate, the Redmi K30 5G starts at RMB 1,999 (~Rs 20,144) for the base variant and goes up to RMB 2,899 (~Rs 29,200). There’s no word on the launch timeline of the handset yet.