Redmi K30 series with 6.67-inch dual punch-hole display, dual mode 5G coming on Dec 10 [Update: 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor]

Update: December 6, 2019 — Redmi General Manager, Lu Weibing today confirmed that the Redmi K30 will be the world’s first phone to feature 64MP Sony IMX686 sensor. Earlier this week it also confirmed 4G version of K30 is coming.

Update: December 4, 2019  After confirming Snapdragon 765G, Xiaomi has confirmed that the phone will feature 6.67-inch display with 4.38mm small hole for cameras. On the back it will have AG frosted glass. The phone will pack 4500mAh battery with 30W Flash Charge fast charging with new charging architecture with charging conversion efficiency of up to 97% that can charge the phone in 1 hour. It will feature 64MP main camera, which is said to be Sony IMX686.

Update: December 3, 2019 — A week before the launch Redmi has teased the design of the phone which reveals quad rear cameras arranged in the center, dual LED flash below that and the 5G branding below it. On the front the phone has dual punch-hole screen with minimal bezels.

Actor Wang Yibo is the brand ambassador of the phone who shows the phone in a range of colors with a gradient finish. The phone should have a 3D glass back, same as the K20 series.

The phone will be powered by next-gen Qualcomm SoC with 5G confirmed the company. This will likely be Snapdragon 735 (Snapdragon 7250) as rumored earlier. Redmi says that it will be 2020 5G pioneer. Vivo and OPPO are also expected to use the same SoC. We should know more details at the Snapdragon Tech Summit later today.

Earlier: After teasers, Xiaomi’s Redmi brand has confirmed that the Redmi K30 series of smartphones will be introduced in China on December 10th. The invite once again confirms punch-hole display for dual selfies cameras, and support for 5G stand alone and non-stand alone (SA/NSA) sub-6GHz networks. These are the successors of K20 and K20 Pro that were introduced in China back in May this year, so the company is following 6-month upgrade cycle.

Qualcomm already announced expansion of 5G support for older 7 Series and 6 Series in 2020, so the K30 could use Snapdragon 6 or 7 series 5G Mobile Platform.

Live image of the phone that surfaced recently revealed 6.66-inch (1080 x 2400 pixels) Full HD+ display with 120Hz high refresh rate. It also showed Adreno 618 GPU so it could Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 or Snapdragon 730G SoC, even though earlier rumors said that it could be Snapdragon 735 (Snapdragon 7250). Earlier rumors said that it could use upcoming Sony’s upcoming IMX686 image sensor, and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. This also shows MIUI 11, which should come out of the box.

Xiaomi phone with model number M2001G7AE with 30W fast charging has been certified by 3C in China, now another phone with model numbers M2001J1E / M2001J1C with 66W fast charging has been certified by 3C, so these could be Redmi K30 and K30 Pro, respectively.

We should know more details in the coming weeks, and will update the article till the launch.

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