Redmi K30 Could Arrive Next Month with 5G support

The long-rumored device launch was reported to be delayed to January but Xiaomi's CEO Lei Jun, speaking at the Xiaomi Developer Conference aka MIDC, has now confirmed that the Redmi K30 5G smartphone will be launched in China next month. What's odd about this comment from Jun is that it was only recently that Xiaomi's Vice President Lu Weibing shared recently in a post on Weibo, confirming the previously rumored timeline for Redmi K30's launch in 2020. What could be possible though is that the company launches the phone in December but is made available for sale only in January?

Folks over at XDA-Developers, meanwhile, have spotted a Xiaomi device codenamed “Phoenix,” which is said to be the Redmi K30. The Redmi K30 could come with a 120Hz refresh rate display. A method called “isSuppotHighFrameRate” was spotted by the website. The high refresh rate setting was forced to show up and it is defined to only switch between 60Hz and 120Hz and this tech is expected to debut with the Xiaomi “Phoenix.”

The Redmi K30 is also rumored to sport a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. According to the report, a new method called "isBroadSideFingerprint" has been added in the recent versions of MIUI 11. A graphic titled "core_scan_gesture_broadside" was spotted, which shows a generic smartphone with dual hole-punch front cameras and a right-side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Moreover, the Redmi K30 is also said to be the first device to sport Sony’s upcoming IMX686 image sensor that is supposed to be a 60MP image sensor. Redmi K30 has been confirmed by the company to launch in December.

Xiaomi had already teased some of the possible features of the Redmi K30 5G. Weibing had earlier, in fact, confirmed that Redmi K30 would come with 5G support. The GM revealed that Redmi K30 would support both Standalone mode (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) mode networking. NSA will rely on LTE infrastructure from communication between cell towers and servers, resulting in lower costs of 5G deployment.

The Redmi K30 will not have a pop-up camera like the Redmi K20 series. Instead, the Redmi flagship would feature a punch-hole display for the front camera like the Samsung Galaxy S10+. The upcoming smartphone could well be a first by Xiaomi to feature a punch-hole display.

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