Updated: Mar 20
Redmi has announced a number of new details about the Redmi K30 Pro flagship. From display specs to the pop-up camera mechanism and new images, there are a bunch of additions to this rumor hub
Redmi K30 Pro: Name and release date
At first, things were up in the air as far as naming goes for the Redmi K30 Pro. However, on February 25 Redmi Confirmed the name with an image posted to Chinese microblogging site Weibo. It will, in fact, be called the Redmi K30 Pro.
The images show that the K30 Pro will shed the vertically-aligned quad-camera system that we saw on the K30. Instead, we see a circular camera housing with the four rear cameras arranged in a square. The images also confirm green, white, and purple colorways at the very least.
We can now officially confirm that the K30 Pro will come with the latest-and-greatest smartphone processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. The K20 Pro came with the then-latest Snapdragon 855 in 2019, so it’s logical that the follow-up will see the 2020 version. For the record, the vanilla K30 has a Snapdragon 730G, a slightly upgraded version of the K20’s Snapdragon 730.
Redmi has also confirmed vapor chamber cooling inside the phone, allowing for better sustained performance when gaming, using the camera, and in general. Otherwise, the brand says you can also expect LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage as well.
In the end, we think Redmi downgraded some major aspects of the Redmi K30 in order to make sure there would be more of a difference between it and the Redmi K30 Pro. That was likely an issue with the K20 series since the vanilla and Pro variants in that family were so similar.
Redmi hasn't revealed the full specs sheet of the K30 Pro yet, that will happen on next Tuesday, but the Chinese phone maker has confirmed the phone will come with LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage, improved vibration motor, and Game Turbo 3.0.