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Update (November 18): Added leaked live images of the phone
Update (November 19): Added Chinese launch date
Update (November 25): Added more live images with specifications
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 was a unique device that brought a lot of firsts to the market. Not only did it bring high-end specifications to a new, lower price point, but it was also Xiaomi’s first affordable flagship under Redmi.
Flagships from other brands weren’t getting any cheaper, and Redmi’s entry to this space shook things up, while also starting a price war.
In the post-launch press conference, Manu Kumar Jain, the VP of Xiaomi India, said that there was nothing more they could’ve added to the Redmi K20 series at that price. That’s a statement most people would agree with, considering that it shipped with the then industry-leading Snapdragon 855 chipset, brought an AMOLED display with no notch, a big battery with fast charging, a premium glass design, triple cameras on the back and a headphone jack! All of that for a starting price of under Rs 30,000.
But as it is with smartphones and tech in general, making the right product is only half the story; succeeding it with an even better product in the time that follows is what shows a brand’s commitment to a product line and the market. With the bar set high, Xiaomi will need to bring another killer flagship to the ruthless sub 30K segment. Let’s evaluate how well the Redmi K30 is poised to do that.
Back in October, during the Redmi 8 press conference in China, Xiaomi’s GM Lu Weibing went on to confirm that the Redmi K30 was already in development, and shared a few specifics about what to expect from their next flagship.
Cut to the Chase
- What is it? The successor to the Redmi K20 Pro
- When is it out? Early 2020
- What will it cost? Should start at under Rs 30K in India
Redmi K30 release date in India
The Redmi K30 is said to debut sometime in early 2020 and will be one of the first flagships of the year. It will eventually make it to India in the following months. A clear launch timeframe is yet to be confirmed, so we’ll have to wait…