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New report delivers some good and bad news on the Redmi K30 Pro

The Redmi K30. (Source: Geekbuying)
The Redmi K30. (Source: Geekbuying)
Expectant Redmi fans must brace themselves as a new report throws more light on the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro. There's some good news...and some bad news. The good news first? The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 865.
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Xiaomi launched the Redmi K30 4G and K30 5G a few months ago but left off the launch of the Redmi K30 Pro for a future, unknown date. The device has been in the news of recent, and a new report could potentially leave some fans disappointed.

According to XDA-Developers, the Redmi K30 Pro is unlikely to feature a 108 MP camera. MIUI files point towards Xiaomi working on four phones with a 108 MP sensor. Two have been released: the Mi Note 10 and the Mi Mix Alpha concept phone. The other two are all but certain to be the Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro. 

On the other hand, there has also been evidence pointing towards the K30 Pro using a 64 MP main shooter, just like the regular K30 4G and K30 5G. It makes sense, too, as Samsung's 108 MP sensor is said to be rather pricey, and wouldn't be ideal on a Redmi-series phone, seeing as the line is primarily focused on providing value.

The Redmi K30 Pro will likely feature the same main sensor as the other K30 phones—Sony's new 1/1.7" 64 MP IMX686. It's a great sensor, in any case, and appears to be more compatible—than the 108 MP sensor—with the Google Camera ports Redmi fans are so fond of.

Meanwhile, the K30 Pro is penned in to be powered by the Snapdragon 865. That is, of course, a no-brainer, since its predecessor, the Redmi K20 Pro, featured a Snapdragon 855. The device has been spotted on Geekbench running Android 10. with a Snapdragon 865 onboard.

While Geekbench listings aren't to be considered gospel, XDA-Developers have pointed out that both the motherboard tag and build ID on the listing, are a match with Xiaomi firmware files that reference the K30 Pro.

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Ricci Rox - Senior Tech Writer - 1848 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
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Ricci Rox, 2020-02- 3 (Update: 2020-02- 3)