Redmi K70: Upcoming Android flagship smartphone series backed to launch with upgraded rear cameras
The Redmi K60 series has been unleashed with performance in mind, particularly in the case of its new Ultra flagship variant. However, its OEM was so busy packing it full of potentially gratifying specs such as a 144Hz display driven by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ SoC and fast wired charging that it left its rear cameras (even saddled with an increasingly outmoded 2MP macro lens) as an afterthought.
The upcoming K60-series successors, on the other hand, might be better served in this area. A slightly vague new Digital Chat Station post contains the novel code-name manet, thought to refer to a K70 variant thanks to the new link between the K70 Pro and a similarly-themed moniker (vermeer) from an earlier leak.
Should this be the case, it seems the "SM8650-" (or 8 Gen 3-) powered "K70" is destined for a 50MP main camera. No surprise there - however, it is allegedly joined by a 3.2X telephoto lens in this device, as opposed to the total lack of dedicated zoom lens in both the K60 Pro and Ultra.
Accordingly, the Redmi K70 is now indeed painted as closer to its alleged 'most valued vanilla flagship' status than ever before.