[Update: White Color] Redmi K30 Pro launches March 24th with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage
Late last year in December, Xiaomi launched the mid-range Redmi K30 series in China with a 120Hz high refresh rate display, Snapdragon 765G, and a 64MP Sony IMX 686 primary camera. However, the company didn’t launch a ‘Pro’ variant and left fans wondering if a new affordable flagship was even on the cards. Then, earlier this year in February we first saw evidence of an upcoming Snapdragon 865-powered device from Redmi, which led us to believe that the company might launch a Redmi K30 Pro after all. Later in the month, the company finally released an official teaser for the Redmi K30 Pro and confirmed that it will feature Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip. But the company released no information regarding the release date at the time.
Now, in a recent string of posts on Weibo, the company has announced a release date for the device, along with a few key specifications. As per the posts, the Redmi K30 Pro will be launched in China on March 24th and, as previously speculated, the device will feature Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 SoC.
Redmi’s President Lu Weibing has also shared teaser posters for the upcoming device which showcase the design and confirm that it will feature 5G support, UFS 3.1 storage, and LPDDR5 RAM. As far as the design is concerned, the K30 Pro looks a lot like the OnePlus 7T from the back, with a quad-camera setup housed within a circular camera module. The poster also confirms that the device will feature a 3.5mm headphone jack at the top alongside a single pop-up selfie camera unit.
Interestingly, Weibing made the aforementioned posts using the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom — a variant of the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro that we previously spotted in an MIUI 11 China Developer ROM. It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Weibing has posted from the “Zoom” variant of the Redmi K30 Pro.
While we still don’t have any information about the upcoming Zoom variant of the Redmi K30 Pro, we can safely assume that it will feature a slightly better camera setup with optical zoom capabilities. While Redmi has released no further information about the upcoming devices yet, we expect the company to roll out a couple of more teasers with additional information in the days leading up to the launch.
Update: White color variant of the Redmi K30 Pro
Continuing the teasers, Redmi has now officially revealed the white color variant of the Redmi K30 Pro.
In this teaser, we can clearly spot the orange color power button on the side, which isn’t flat or recessed. This, coupled with the absence of a conventional fingerprint scanner on the rear, suggests that the phone will come with an in-display fingerprint sensor. Xiaomi recently shared that LCD-friendly in-display fingerprint scanners are mass-production ready, but it isn’t clear if Redmi will adopt the same on the K30 Pro. So, it is difficult to conclude on the screen technology just yet, whether it will be AMOLED or LCD.