Redmi K30 leaks with 120hz display, dual punch-hole, and Snapdragon 730

Following their well-received value-flagship Redmi K20 (Mi 9T) and its Pro variant in early 2019, Xiaomi is gearing up to launch the sequel and it will purportedly sport an all-new display with a speedy refresh rate.

Xiaomi, like many Chinese brands, has been chasing up the value game with a new category of ‘value-flagships’ and ‘sub-flagships’ offering flagship or near-flagship specs and features, respectively, for much more reasonable prices.

Xiaomi launched their offensive on both categories with their newly offshot sub-brand Redmi’s K20 and K20 Pro, known as the Mi 9T and 9T Pro globally, offering a full suite of cameras, bezelless display and popup camera, and excellent sub-flagchip Snapdragon 730 or Snapdragon 855 respectively, at very attractive $300US and $400US base prices. They are still excellent phones.

In even only the half-year since those phones debut, however, great leaps in mobile technology have continued to be developed, namely in the display refresh-rate technology with Redmi K20 Pro competition like Oppo‘s Realme X2 Pro with its 90hz display (vs the standard 60hz) and the only 120hz AMOLED in the ASUS ROG Phone II, and it now seems like Xiaomi will be chasing that smoothness trend with the imminent Redmi K30 (Mi 10T? Mi 10X? Mi 9+?…).

These photos shared on the Chinese social media site Weibo show off the Redmi K30’s display and a few different apps revealing the device’s specs, including: a dual punch-hole camera cutout in the same place as the Galaxy S10+, a 120hz max refresh rate edging out the Realme X2 Pro competition, and a Snapdragon 730(G) just like the K30’s predecessor – an excellent chipset.

We’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the K30’s full design, given these photos obfuscate it in what appears to be a developer case (which is designed to hide the phone as much as possible), and presumably we’ll see the full official launch within the next few weeks.

Looks pretty rad.

Source: Weibo

Located in Melbourne, Australia, Oscar has been a tech enthusiast for a decade, though only finally getting his first smartphone with an HTC One M7, and moving to a OnePlus 2, OnePlus 3, and now an Essential Phone. Now studying astrophysics and linguistics, Oscar has become immersed in the evolving phone industry, with a great memory for specs and details, he is always looking to find the greatest value and most innovative phones.

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