Xiaomi teases the Redmi K30 5G “Speed Edition” with the unannounced Snapdragon 768G
Back in December last year, Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi launched the Redmi K30 5G in China. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, the Redmi K30 was the company’s first 5G-enabled smartphone and it packed in a couple of other noteworthy features, like a 64MP Sony IMX686 primary camera, a 120Hz high refresh rate display, 30W fast charging support, and more. The device was launched alongside the Redmi K30 4G, which packed in the Snapdragon 730G chipset instead, and was soon followed by the Redmi K30 Pro featuring Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip. Now, as per recent posts on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Xiaomi is prepping up to launch another smartphone as part of the Redmi K30 series.
As reported by GizmoChina, Xiaomi’s official Redmi Weibo account has started teasing a new version of the Redmi K30 5G called the “Redmi K30 5G Speed Edition”. The device is expected to launch at 2 PM China Standard Time on May 11th in partnership with Chinese etailer JD.com and a listing of the device has already appeared on the etailer’s website. As spotted by XDA Senior Member TingyiChen, when you view this listing in JD’s official mobile app (and not the online listing on a web browser), you’ll see the processor listed as the “Snapdragon 768G.” This is listed in two places — in the title of the listing and in the detailed specifications.
Assuming that this isn’t a typo, then Xiaomi may have just leaked the name of an unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. If the Snapdragon 768G does exist, then it will most likely be a follow-up to the Snapdragon 765G with minor performance improvements. As mentioned earlier, the standard Redmi K30 5G is powered by the Snapdragon 765G and since Xiaomi is teasing performance upgrades with the Redmi K30 5G Speed Edition, it would make sense for this unreleased phone to be powered by a better processor. The only other already-released Snapdragon processor that’s better than the Snapdragon 765G is the Snapdragon 865. But since that’s already found on the Redmi K30 Pro, a new mid-range processor does seem quite plausible.
It’s also worth noting that the Redmi K30 5G Speed Edition isn’t the only upcoming smartphone in the Redmi K30 series. Earlier this month, we found evidence that suggests that Xiaomi is also working on a cheaper variant of the Redmi K30 called the Redmi K30i.