Xiaomi to launch the Redmi K30i, a Cheaper K30 5G variant: Rumor

Xiaomi is rumored to be preparing 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.

Despite the recent pandemic, it seems that Xiaomi and Redmi are still going ahead with smartphone launches. The Chinese tech giant is apparently looking to expand further its Redmi K30 lineup, which consists of the Redmi K30, Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30 Pro, and Redmi K30 Pro Zoom. The Redmi K30i is the latest that is rumored to join the series but will basically be entry-level, being even cheaper than the base 4G variant of the K30.

Unfortunately, finer details regarding the device are currently unknown, but Xiaomishka did share certain information regarding the K30i as well. According to a tweet shared, the Redmi K30i will primarily serve as the “Lite” variant, and will thus feature a 48-megapixel primary rear sensor over the 64 megapixels one found on the K30 5G. We can expect other specs to see a small cut as well, to reduce the overall costs.

Speaking of cost, it is also rumored that the Redmi K30i will launch for a price of around 1,799 Yuan (this roughly translates to about 254 US Dollars). At the moment, other internals is still at large, but other rumors have pointed at MediaTek’s Dimensity 800 SoC replacing the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. This will allow the device- to be cheap but still support 5G networking.

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