Redmi is set to add a new member to the K30 series tomorrow, albeit in China only. However, the rest of the world has apparently already seen this phone, as it is a rebranded Mi 10T. Nevertheless, it is projected to sell for prices in keeping with its budget-friendly flagship-killer kin.
The executive Lei Jun has reportedly announced that the Redmi K30S will debut in China tomorrow (October 27, 2020). As this brand’s parent company Xiaomi is still observing its 10-year anniversary, it is also to be known as the Commemorative Edition. However, it seems customers in other markets will not miss out on this phone.
Jun has also conceded that this ‘new’ phone is also known as the Xiaomi Mi 10T on the global market, thus confirming several leaks suggesting that is indeed the case. Therefore, it seems this K30S will make a departure from the round camera-hump motif of the rest of its series for the first time.
Mi Fans in China can also expect a 6.67-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate, even if it is also LCD. It may have 12GB RAM options paired with the Snapdragon 865 SoC. Despite these flagship specs, however, it is rumored to go for an attractive price.
Currently, it is thought to start at around 2499 yuan (~US$372). By contrast, the Mi 10T started at €499 (~$590). Xiaomi’s CEO has also noted that it will be released during China’s annual 11.11 sales event, which may indeed set the promise of a good price for this Commemorative Edition in stone.
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Deirdre O’Donnell, 2020-10-26 (Update: 2020-10-26)