“Qualcomm and MediaTek’s 5G mid-range chipsets – the SM7250 and MT6885 would begin shipping starting January 2020”
Redmi K30 smartphone has been widely rumoured to launch before the end of this year. It is the first 5G phone from Redmi as a standalone brand with both SA and NSA support. The handset is also tipped to be powered by the MediaTek 5G SoC and have a punch-hole design to house dual selfie snappers. However, contradicting the reports, Redmi GM Lu Weibing, now in a Weibo post revealed that Redmi K30 would launch next year. The post details the list of top 4G smartphones in China, which included Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition, Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 and added that the brand would be a 5G pioneer in 2020, starting with Redmi K30.
Furthermore, Chinese tipster @DigitalChatStation has suggested that Qualcomm and MediaTek’s 5G mid-range chipsets – the SM7250 and MT6885 would begin shipping starting in January 2020. Qualcomm could take wraps off the new processor at its summit which is scheduled for December 3rd and 5th. On the other hand, MediaTek’s summit will take place on November 26th where it would announce the MT6885. Xiaomi M1911U2E, which was recently certified in China, might not be the Redmi K30.
While it’s not confirmed, the Redmi K30 could retain the OLED panel, similar to the Redmi K20 lineup and pack quad-camera setup. As for the price, the Redmi K30 is likely to be priced over RMB 2,000 (around Rs 21,000) in China. Since the launch date is now pushed, we have ample time to learn more information about the handset.