Xiaomi sub-brand Redmi is already working on the Redmi K30 and it is also ready to talk about it. The Redmi K30 series, which will succeed the popular Redmi K20 series, will boast of a punch hole display and 5G support, Redmi GM Lu Weibing has revealed. The revelation was made on the sidelines of Redmi 8 launch presentation in China.
The Redmi K20 series, which consists of the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, boasts of a pop-up selfie camera setup to achieve a high screen-to-body ratio. But looks like, Redmi will be letting this go in the next iteration. The presentation slide shared by Weibing confirms a ley design aspect of the Redmi K30 – the phone(s) will come with a Samsung Galaxy S10+ like dual punch hole selfie camera setup. In fact, the setup seems to be lifted from the Samsung Galaxy S10+ as is. Also, on close inspection, it seems that the Redmi K30 will come in blue, at least.
Coming to the 5G support, this would be a first for a Redmi phone – Xiaomi already has a couple of 5G-ready phones under its Mi banner. Redmi has already confirmed that it is working on a 5G phone and there’s a very high possibility that the Redmi K30 is it. That said, the Redmi K30 may not be the most affordable 5G phones around, according to Weibing, but going by how Redmi usually prices its products, it should still be a mainstream affair. It would be interesting to see if Xiaomi brings this 5G-ready Redmi K30 to India but because archrival Realme has already confirmed that it will launch a 5G phone in India soon enough, it won’t be surprising if Xiaomi does that too. More details are awaited.
A quick refresh of the Redmi K20 Pro specs – the phone comes with a 3D glass build, a 6.39-inch 1080p+ AMOLED screen with an in-screen fingerprint reader and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor paired with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage (non-expandable), triple rear cameras (48MP+13MP+8MP), a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, Android Pie-based MIUI 10 software, and a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging via USB Type-C. The vanilla Redmi K20 swaps the Snapdragon 855 with a mid-range Snapdragon 730, the 48MP Sony IMX586 with a 48MP Sony IMX582, and drops down the fast charging to 18W.