Xiaomi is rumored to be gearing up for the launch of the Redmi K30i. The device in question is a more affordable variant of the regular K30 5G. The rumor first broke out on Twitter, by @Xiaomishka.
So, guys we have a new upcoming #Xiaomi phone. A cheaper version of #RedmiK30 #5G. The new Lite version will be called #RedmiK30i
The main difference: camera 64MP replaced by 48MP. The price should be 1799 yuan ($254) 🤔
— Xiaomishka (@xiaomishka) April 19, 2020
The Chinese tech giant is apparently looking to further expand its Redmi K30 lineup, which consists of the Redmi K30, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30 Pro and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom.
The K30i will reportedly launch at the end of April and will remain as the main Redmi 5G device till June. The ‘Lite’ variant of the Redmi K30 series is tipped to be called as Redmi K30i.
Redmi K30i features
Redmi K30i will feature a 48-megapixel main camera, instead of the 64-megapixel Sony IMX686 sensor packed inside the vanilla Redmi K30. However, there is no word if the 48-megapixel camera on Redmi K30i will employ a Sony sensor or an ISOCELL Bright GM-series sensor from Samsung.
We have also come across multiple Weibo posts that claim a Redmi K30i will be out later this month as the cheapest 5G phone in Xiaomi‘s lineup. Redmi K30i could feature an 8MP ultra-wide lens and two 2MP sensors for depth and macro photography.
The rest of the specifications are said to remain the same, including the Redmi K30 Pro’s Snapdragon 765G processor, 6.67-inch 120Hz LCD, and 4,500 mAh battery. The smartphone is tipped to launch for an affordable price.
Xiaomi has not confirmed the Redmi K30i launch. The Redmi K30i will reportedly start at CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,500).