Redmi K30 Pro to Launch in India with POCO Branding, Possibly as POCO F2: Reveals MIUI Camera Code

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Redmi K30 Pro

Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi recently launched the Redmi K30 Pro smartphone in China. So far, the company has not given an official word on the global launch of the device. That being said, if you recall, the vanilla Redmi K30 smartphone was launched in India with a slightly different naming convention, as it took the POCO X2 avatar when it reached the Indian soil. Now, the rumor mill has already started speculating that the Redmi K30 Pro could receive similar treatment and it might launch in India under the POCO branding. While these were all but assumptions till now, a recent finding from XDA Developers gives the theory some weightage and we might see the Redmi K30 Pro launch in India as a POCO device, most likely the POCO F2. Take a look at the report and find out what it has in store for us.

Here’s Why the Redmi K30 Pro Could Take the POCO Avatar

As per XDA Developers, the Redmi K30 has the codename “lmi’, while the Redmi K30 Pro has the codename “lmipro’, thereby hinting at some sort of resemblance, which of course makes sense. Upon further inspection, the folks were able to find out a piece of code in the MIUI 11 source code, which revealed some interesting results. The MIUI Camera app code contains a new method called Bi, which returns true if b.kb and Build.IS_INTERNATIONAL_BUILD return true. Digging further, the b.kb returns true if the model name matches either ‘lmi’ or ‘lmiin’. The latter is presumably the codename for the Redmi K30 Pro Indian variant.

Well, the story does not end there. As it turns out, the method Bi is called in another method called getCustomWatermarkDefault, where the string identified by the hexadecimal value 0x7F1000FF is also called. This hexadecimal corresponds to a constant device_poco_watermark_default_text, which contains the string “SHOT ON POCO Phone”. This suggests that the Redmi K30 Pro could very well be launched in India and could most likely be launched under POCO branding in India. We would still suggest to our readers to take this with a slight grain of salt and wait till there’s some official confirmation on this report.

Also Read: Redmi K30 Pro vs Redmi K30: How do these 5G Smartphones Differ in Price, Features, Specifications?

Redmi K30 Pro: Specifications and Features

Coming to the specifications of the device, the Redmi K30 Pro boasts a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution and a peak brightness of 1200 nits. The device intends to provide the user with an all-screen experience, as it comes with a pop-up selfie camera mechanism. Speaking of pop-ups, the Redmi K30 Pro sports a 20MP pop-up selfie snapper. Moving around on the back of the device, the Redmi K30 Pro sports a quadruple rear camera setup, which includes a 64MP primary lens, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 5MP telephoto lens.

Also Read: Redmi K30 Pro, K30 Pro Zoom Edition with SD 865 SoC, Pop-Up Front Camera, Launched in China: Price Specifications

Under the hood, the Redmi K30 Pro is powered by the flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor, which is paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory. On the software front, the Redmi K30 Pro ships the latest Android 10 OS out of the box with the company’s in-house MIUI 11 skin baked on top of it. A large 4,700mAh battery keeps the lights of the Redmi K30 Pro on. The device features fast charging support of up to 33W. To learn more about the Redmi K30 Pro, you can head to our previous coverage for the same.

What are your thoughts on the Redmi K30 Pro smartphone launch under POCO branding in India? Would you like that to happen? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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