A couple of weeks ago, Xiaomi’s Global General manager confirmed that the Redmi K30 is already in the works. A the presentation at a media-briefing also confirmed a punch-hole selfie camera. Now, latest reports indicate that the Xiaomi smartphone will be powered by a MediaTek SoC.

Redmi K30 leak detailed

The fresh piece of information comes from China-based leaker and blogger, Digital Chat Station on Weibo (via PriceBaba). The reports hint that the Redmi K30 will come with next-gen 5G connectivity. Xiaomi recently partnered MediaTek for the Redmi Note 8 Pro which is powered by a Helio G90T gaming chipset. It is likely that Xiaomi will extend the partnership for an affordable 5G smartphone.

MediaTek already has a 5G chipset with 5G modem built-in. The chipset will start shipping to OEMs by the end of this quarter. This would mean that the Redmi K30 powered by MediaTek SoC will likely launch early next year.

Xiaomi Redmi K30 5G connectivity detailed

In the presentation, Weibing also revealed that the K30 will come with dual 5G support. It will offer both SA (Standalone mode) and NSA (non-standalone) networking. The NSA networking means it will rely on existing LTE infrastructure for tasks such as communication between servers and cell towers. It will not only allow for better connectivity, decrease costs of 5G deployment in new areas.

What to expect?

The Redmi K20 series come with a pop-up selfie camera. The successor, Redmi K30, will come with Samsung Galaxy S10+ like dual front selfie snappers. At the back, a 64-megapixel triple camera setup, or even a quad-camera setup could be in tow.

FeaturesXiaomi Redmi K20 ProXiaomi Redmi K20
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC
OSAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
DisplayAMOLED-6.39-inch full HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio-2340×1080 pixelsAMOLED-6.39-inch full HD+ display, 19.5:9 aspect ratio-2340×1080 pixels
Internal Memory6GB RAM + 128GB storage6GB RAM with 64GB storage
Rear CameraTriple – 48MP + 8MP + 13MPTriple – 48MP + 8MP+ 13MP
Front Camera20MP20MP