A Xiaomi employee shows off a special transparent Redmi K30 Pro, but it may never go on sale
In the past, Xiaomi has released “Explorer Edition” versions of its phones. These special edition devices featured transparent (or faux transparent) backs that revealed the internals. The company did this for the Mi 8 and Mi 9, but no other devices since. Thanks to some photos from a Xiaomi employee, it looks as if the company is at least prototyping a transparent Redmi K30 Pro.
Xiaomi Senior Product Manager Daniel D shared several photos of a Redmi K30 Pro with a transparent back on Twitter. He calls it a “custom” Redmi K30 Pro, which leads us to believe this isn’t a device we’ll be seeing in a general release. For what it’s worth, this one does appear to have a real transparent back cover, not just a sticker. The light is striking the various internals differently in the photos and the “Redmi” logo is placed exactly where it should be.
As cool as this looks, it’s very likely a one-off Redmi K30 Pro that had the color film removed or never applied in the first place. We would expect some alteration to the look if this was going to be an official Explorer Edition model. It’s also possible that Xiaomi is gauging interest for such a model. Would you buy a K30 Pro with transparent back?