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New leak touts the Redmi K30 to feature a 120 Hz display and 60 MP camera

The Redmi K30 will sport a pill-shaped hole punch. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K30 will sport a pill-shaped hole punch. (Source: Xiaomi)
The Redmi K30 phones are one of the most anticipated phones right now, as they're expected to build on the high-value performance the K20 duo offered. A new report has revealed more on the devices, with notable takeaways including a super mega camera sensor, a 120 Hz display, and possibly, a switch from OLED to LCD displays.

Xiaomi released the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro back in May. Over the past few months, the rumor mill for the duo's successors has begun grinding more furiously. A new report has now revealed some details about the Redmi K30, painting an even more interesting picture of the next-gen flagship killer.

According to the source, XDA-Developers, there were multiple clues to the Redmi K30 in a MIUI 11 build. For one, the device is expected to feature a 120 Hz display. Until now, there's been no Xiaomi phone sporting a display with a refresh rate above 60 Hz. The device, codenamed Phoenix, will be the first, and it will eschew 90 Hz in favor of the more impressive 120 Hz.

The Redmi K30 will apparently also feature Sony's new sensor, the 60 MP Sony IMX686. The IMX686 is a direct successor to the popular 48 MP Sony IMX586. Sony teased the sensor a few weeks ago, and it will likely make its way to the K30. 

We're not sure if the K30 will be the first phone to sport that sensor, though, because rumors claim the upcoming Honor V30 will also feature a 60 MP sensor. The V20 was also one of the first devices to showcase the IMX586 a year ago.

Lastly, the K30 is also said to sport a side-mounted fingerprint reader. We think side-mounted readers are a lot better than the currently available in-display readers, but that's a rather subjective take. We're not sure if this means the Redmi K30 will make the switch from OLED to LCD, however. OLED displays are a prerequisite for in-display readers and if that is taken out of the equation, there's a chance Xiaomi may opt for the cheaper LCD option. Hopefully not.

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The Redmi K30 will likely feature a side-mounted fingerprint reader. (Source: XDA-Developers)
The Redmi K30 will likely feature a side-mounted fingerprint reader. (Source: XDA-Developers)
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Ricci Rox, 2019-11-21 (Update: 2019-11-21)
Ricci Rox
Ricci Rox - News Editor - @riccirox
I'm a freelance copywriter who lives and dies for tech. Android, ​especially. The smartphone market is one going through an impressive growth spurt, so I crawl the Internet with keen interest in a technological ecosystem that doesn't seem to be slowing down anytime soon.