[Update: The reliable Xiaomi tipster, @Xiaomishka has confirmed through a tweet that this render is fake]
It’s already known that the Xiaomi’s sub-brand, Redmi is working on a more affordable variant of the Redmi K30 5G, which was launched in December 2019. The smartphone is called the Redmi K30i and it will be different from the standard Redmi K30 4G variant as well, which was launched in India as the POCO X2 (first impressions). A recent leak from the Twitter user @Xiaomishka, revealed that the main difference between the Redmi K30 5G and the K30i will be the primary sensor, which will be downgraded to 48MP from 64MP. Today, a new leaked promo image of the Redmi K30i has surfaced online, giving us the first glimpse at the upcoming smartphone.
Redmi K30i designed revealed via render
The Redmi K30i seems to be following the same design philosophy as its elder sibling, Redmi K30 5G. The handset seems to have the same vertical pill-shaped island on the back housing the triple camera setup and LED flash with a metallic finish faux circle around it. We can also see the “48MP AI triple camera” and “designed by Redmi” inscription on the circular design. This is a step down from the 64MP quad-camera setup on the Redmi K30 5G, which flaunts a quad-camera module with the LED flash sitting below the circular design.
The second difference that stands out is the single punch-hole cutout on the front unlike the dual pill-shaped cutout on the Redmi K30 5G. Additionally, the K30i seems to be featuring a more solid paint job on the rear panel instead of a gradient design. There is also an indent on the left edge, where the fingerprint scanner embedded power button should be. The image doesn’t reveal anything else about the upcoming smartphone. We can expect other core specs of the handset to be identical to K30 5G including Snapdragon 765G processor and 6.67-inch LCD display bearing full HD+ resolution.
Redmi K30i price and availability
According to the previous rumour, the Redmi K30i will come with a price tag of RMB 1,799 (~Rs 19,500). There’s no word on the launch date as of now.