Xiaomi, it seems, has major plans for the Indian market if we are to believe a couple of leaks from popular technology leakster Ishan Agarwal. According to him, the Chinese smartphone major – and India’s number 1 smartphone brand will launch several new products in the months to come. Ishan, along with our friends at Pricebaba, has revealed that the company will launch the Redmi K30 5G in India very soon. In a separate leak with 91Mobiles, Ishan revealed two other products from the wearables category that he believes will come to the Indian market in the not too distant feature. These products include the Mi Watch Revolve, and the Mi Band 5.
Let us now take a closer look at these products.
Redmi K30 5G India launch soon?
If you have been tracking the smartphone space, you might be aware that the Redmi K30 and the Redmi K30 5G have been around in China for quite some time now. In fact, both these handsets were launched in China in December 2019. The Redmi K30 eventually made it to India in the form of the POCO X2. The Redmi K30 5G, it seems, will come to India branded as a Redmi device and will be sold in two color options – Frost White, and Mist Purple. In India, the Redmi K30 5G is likely to be offered in the following storage/RAM options: 6GB + 64GB, 6GB +128GB, and 8GB + 128GB. In China, the phone also comes in a pricier 8GB + 256GB variant, which might skip the Indian market – at least initially.
Mi Watch Revolve, Mi Band 5 India launch details
The Mi Watch Revolve is marketed as the Mi Watch Color in the Chinese market. When launched, the Revolve will become Xiaomi’s first-ever smartwatch to launch in India. This might come across as a bit strange since almost all other Xiaomi competitors have launched their own smartwatches in India. The second wearable product in the pipeline for India is the Mi Band 5 – which will replace the Mi Band 4. The Mi Band 5, if you recall, was launched in the Chinese market in June 2020.
If the Mi Watch Revolve does indeed turn out to be the Mi Watch Color, the spec sheet is likely to include a circular dial and an AMOLED display that measures 1.39-inch across with a resolution of 454×454 pixels. As expected of any self-respecting smartwatch, the Mi Watch Revolve comes loaded with features like a heart-rate monitor, sleep tracker, GPS, Bluetooth 5.0, and NFC. The Mi Watch Revolve also gets a 420mAh battery that can go up to 14 days on a single charge. In India, the Mi Watch Revolve is likely to be offered in Chrome Silver and Midnight Black color options. As for the pricing, the Mi Watch Revolve could be priced somewhere around the Rs 6,000 mark. The China price of the same device is RMB 599 (approx Rs 6,400). Note that Ishan, at this point in time, is yet to reveal a possible launch date for the device.
As for the Mi Band 5, this product is an upgrade over last year’s Mi Band 4 model and features a 1.1-inch AMOLED touchscreen display. This is slightly larger than the display used on the Mi Band 4. The refreshed Mi Band 5 can last up to 14 days on a single charge and supports functions like heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking. It offers multiple sports modes and will also feature support for NFC. For women, Mi Band 5 also comes with a mode that can be used to track their overall health and, in particular, their menstrual cycle. All the other major features that were supported on the previous generation Mi Band devices all make it to the Mi Band 5. Another major change with the Mi Band 5 is the fact that it supports a new plug-inc charging mechanism instead of a standard USB charger.
Additionally, the Mi Band 5 is also water-resistant for depths of up to 50m. In China, the Mi Band 5 has a starting price of RMB 189, which translates to around es 2000. We can, therefore, expect the Mi Band 5 to be priced under the Rs 2000 mark in India when launched.
Redmi K30 5G: Specifications
The Redmi K30 5G comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor with 5G support using the X52 modem. This SoC houses the Adreno 620 GPU for graphics. The phone also gets a large 6.67-inch, 20:9 IPS LCD display with FHD+ resolution and support for 120Hz refresh rate. The display also features a dual punch-hole cutout for the front-facing cameras that include a 20MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor.
The rear camera setup on the Redmi K30 5G includes a 64MP primary camera (IMX686 sensor) with f/1.89 aperture, a secondary 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, a 5MP macro camera, and a 2MP depth camera.
The Redmi K30 5G features a large 4,500mAh battery with support for 30W fast charging. The phone also boasts of multiple connectivity options that range from 5G, 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi to Bluetooth 5.0, USB Type-C, a 3.5mm jack, NFC, Infrared sensor and A-GPS.
In China, the multiple variants of the Redmi K30 and their pricing are as follows
- 6GB + 64GB – RMB 1,999 – Rs 21,300
- GB + 128GB – RMB 2,299 – Rs 24,500
- 8GB + 128GB – RMB 2,599 – Rs 27,700
- 8GB + 256GB -RMB 2,899 – Rs 30,900
As outlined earlier, the India market is likely to see three variants of the Redmi K30 5G, at least initially. Ishan hasn’t revealed how soon the company intends to launch these new products in the Indian market. Going by the timing of these leaks, chances are high that we could see these products come to India within the next few weeks.
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