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The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro is still on the way, top leaker claims

The Redmi K30 Pro: The missing link in the K30 series? (Image source: @Sudhanshu1414 via Tnews.ir)
The Redmi K30 Pro: The missing link in the K30 series? (Image source: @Sudhanshu1414 via Tnews.ir)
Xiaomi announced the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro simultaneously earlier this year, but not this time around. Fear not, the Redmi K30 Pro is still on the way, according to one top leaker. Two factors may be at hand for its absence at today's event too.
Alex Alderson,

We, and possibly many others, expected Xiaomi to unleash a Redmi K30 Pro today. Instead, the company showcased 4G and 5G versions of the Redmi K30, which feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G and 765G respectively. The two share most other hardware though, including a 6.67-inch and 120 Hz IPS display, a 64 MP Sony IMX686 primary rear-facing camera sensor, a headphone jack and a 4,500 mAh battery. The 5G model has 30 W charging and a 5 MP macro camera instead of the 27 W charging and 2 MP macro camera in the 4G model, though.

Conversely, little is known about the K30 Pro besides what @Sudhanshu1414 has informed his followers. The popular leaker claims that the K30 Pro will sport the Snapdragon 865 instead of a Snapdragon 7xxG series SoC, which may explain the device's its absence at today's Redmi K30 launch event. @Sudhanshu1414 claims that Xiaomi will launch the K30 Pro in March next year, which roughly tallies with when new Snapdragon 8xx series SoCs start appearing in smartphones.

However, Xiaomi is likely waiting on more than just the Snapdragon 865 before it releases the Redmi K30 Pro. @Sudhanshu1414 also stated that Xiaomi will release the Mi 10 in the interim, the tenth iteration of its flagship smartphone series. Xiaomi announced the Mi 9 in February and released it a month later, possibly leaving only a month until it unveils the K30 Pro if the Mi 10 arrives in February too.

We would not be surprised if Xiaomi includes more than just an upgraded SoC in the K30 Pro too. The Snapdragon 865 supports up to 16 GB of LP-DDR5 RAM, for example, along with QHD+ 144 Hz displays. The SoC can capture up to 200 MP photos too, although only 64 MP from a single sensor.

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Alex Alderson, 2019-12-10 (Update: 2019-12-10)
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Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.