Update — Xiaomi has sent a press release to all the media houses saying “Redmi K20 series will continue to be available in India as it’s our number one premium smartphone series.” The statement, however, is confusing as it still doesn’t confirm if the brand will continue selling the Redmi K20 Pro after the launch of Redmi K30 Pro 5G. It also doesn’t say anything regarding the sales of the device for other markets.
Last year, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro smartphone, and, needless to say, both the devices have performed pretty well in the market. Back in December 2019, the company has launched the successor to the Redmi K20 series, dubbed the Redmi K30. Now, it turns out that the company might be looking forward to launching the Redmi K30 Pro smartphone and the fact that the sales of the Redmi K20 Pro device have stopped double-checks the theory.
Redmi K20 Pro Will Stop Selling as Redmi K30 Pro 5G is Set for Launch
Xiaomi’s VP, Lu Weibing, has recently made the news official via his official Weibo handle. He has confirmed that the Redmi K20 Pro smartphones will stop selling post this month. He has said nothing about the vanilla Redmi K20, however, so we can expect the Redmi K20 to continue selling in the future as well. The discontinuation of the Redmi K20 Pro smartphone is a clear indicator of the Redmi K30 Pro’s arrival. Though the company has not said anything about the Redmi K30 Pro explicitly, the device has recently been spotted on the Geekbench database website, which has revealed that the device will be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 5G platform, which will be coupled with 8GB of RAM. The device will run on Android 10 out of the box with Xiaomi’s in-house MIUI 11 skin baked atop.
Though not confirmed yet, the Redmi K30 Pro smartphone is tipped to feature a quad rear camera setup, much like the Redmi K30 (or the POCO X2 for India) – the 64MP Sony IMX686 will stay intact, but the front camera arrangement is likely going to change. As per the recent leaks, the Redmi K30 Pro could sport a pop-up selfie camera arrangement instead of the dual punch-hole front camera setup found on the Redmi K30. The device could be fueled with a 4,700mAh battery, which will have support for 33W fast charging.
So far, the details surrounding the Redmi K30 Pro 5G smartphones are minute, but we are likely going to see more updates on the same in the coming times. Meanwhile, Xiaomi is gearing up for the launch of its Mi 10 flagship smartphone and has already started teasing the same.
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