Earlier this week, Redmi had launched the Redmi K30 Pro and K30 Pro Zoom Edition smartphones. The Pro series arrived as the advanced version of the Snapdragon 730G powered Redmi K30 4G and its 5G-ready sibling that were announced in December. A well-known tipster from China has claimed that the Redmi may discontinue the Redmi K30 4G.
The tipster has claimed that Redmi is mainly focused at launching 5G smartphones. Hence, there is a possibility that the Redmi K30 4G (selling as POCO X2 in India) could be delisted soon. After axing, the company may start selling a new version of the Redmi K30 5G. It could be a new base model that may include “Lite” or “Youth Edition” in its moniker.
The starting variant of the Redmi K30 5G that costs 1,999 Yuan ($281) comes with 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The new variant of the phone could be priced between 1,500 Yuan ($211) and 2,000 Yuan ($281).
Probably, the new model may come with 4 GB / 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. The device could be powered by Dimensity 800 5G chipset. Hopefully, the details of the new variant will surface in the coming days and the company may start with its sales in the next month.
Redmi recently unveiled the Redmi Note 9 series in India. Soon after the launch, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing revealed that the company is focused at selling 5G phones in China. Hence, it won’t be selling the 4G-capable Redmi Note 9 lineup in the home market as it is designed for overseas market. It appears that the upcoming Redmi K30 5G variant could end up as the cheapest 5G phone.