Note: Updated the article with the first render of the phone.
Three months after Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi launched its new mid-range device the Redmi K30 in China, the company plans to expand the K30 range in China. To that effect, Redmi has confirmed that it will launch a new flagship-class device called the Redmi K30 Pro 5G in the country. Redmi’s official Weibo account (which is the Chinese equivalent of Twitter), a few minutes ago, confirmed that they will launch the Redmi K30 Pro 5G at an event on March 24.
As the case was with the K30, the Pro version of the device comes with 5G support in China. Most of our readers might have already read about the Redmi K30 Pro in our previous articles where we had talked about the charging specifications of the handset. There were also reports about the possibility of Redmi discontinuing the Redmi K20 Pro in India — something which Xiaomi later denied.
Redmi K30 Pro 5G Launch Poster
To announce the launch of the Redmi K30 Pro 5G, Redmi has also released an interesting poster. Take a look at it below.
A few minutes after the release of this poster, Xiaomi’s Lu Weibing posted an image of the K30 Pro.
The image shows the rear panel of the handset and reveals that it gets a quad-camera setup there similar to the one on the K30. We can expect that the camera setup and the sensors used on this device would be better than the ones we saw on the K30. Also clearly seen is the slot for the pop-up front-facing camera mechanism and the 3.5mm audio jack.
Redmi K30 Pro: Expected Specifications
The ‘Pro’ moniker in the K30 Pro signifies that the device will be positioned above the existing Redmi K30. All rumors until now point towards the possibility of the Redmi K30 Pro coming powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC. There were also reports of the handset getting a front-facing pop-up camera in place of the punch-hole camera system in the existing K30. As outlined in one of our earlier articles, the phone is also likely to feature 33W fast charging.
While the Redmi K30 did not officially launch in India, Xiaomi did launch the device in the country as the POCO X2. There is a good chance that the K30 Pro will also make it to India as the POCO F2 — especially following Xiaomi’s own admission that that POCO F2 is indeed on its way to India.