At the beginning of 2019, Xiaomi spun-off Redmi series of smartphones as a separate brand. And here, at the end of the year, Xiaomi has already started teasing its successor, the Redmi K30 with 5G since some time. Today, some live images of the Redmi K30 have leaked which shows a 120Hz refresh rate as well as Snapdragon 73x SoC to be onboard the upcoming phone.
According to these new live images, the forthcoming Redmi K30 will support a 120Hz refresh rate. The most popular phones with high refresh rate displays are by OnePlus in the form of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series. But their displays can refresh only at 90Hz and that is enough for smartphones without eating more battery. As of now, 120Hz refresh rate displays are only found on gaming phones like ASUS ROG Phone 2 and Razer Phone 2. Also, the live images confirm the presence of dual punch-hole as teased by the company and in line with the previous leak. Sadly, the panel seems to be LCD as per the light bleeding visible at the edges, which is a step-down from its predecessor’s AMOLED panel.
Apart from the 120Hz refresh rate display, the live images leak also confirms the presence of a Snapdragon 73x SoC, thanks to the Adreno 618 GPU description in one of the pictures. Currently, this GPU only comes with Snapdragon 730/G SoCs but it could be the upcoming Snapdragon 735 SoC which is still to go official. Other than that, one of the previous leaks suggested a side-mounted fingerprint sensor which is possible since the display could be LCD. It’s also likely to house Sony’s 60MP camera.
The said phone was even spotted on China’s 3C certification database with model number M2001G7AE along with support for 30W fast charging and 5G connectivity.
The launch date of the Redmi K30 is still not clear but it is expected to arrive either in late December or early January next year.