Earlier this week, Xiaomi took the wraps off the Redmi K30 in 4G and 5G flavors. The new premium mid-range devices come with the hard mission to surpass the K20 / Mi 9T popularity. Both the variants come with 6.67-inch LCD IPS panels with whopping 120Hz refresh rates. Furthermore, it came with a pill-shaped punch hole for the dual selfie snappers. Now, according to several reports from users who are exploring the new smartphone secrets, it seems the space between the two cameras is actually masked through software. So instead of a single pill-shaped punch hole, we have two separate camera cutouts.
According to a number of reports coming from Weibo, MIUI is masking the empty space between the two front cameras. If you go into the display options menu and choose to hide the cutout, you’ll be able to spot the empty space for a brief moment. Users are adventurous in Android, and it’s not a surprise to see that some of them managed to force the display to completely ignore the space between the two snappers. Therefore, through modding, it permanently shows the dual punch-hole design.
We have to say that Xiaomi is going through a controversial route with this choice. Apparently, it was a design choice that follows current punch-hole standards. The problem is that Redmi K30 uses an LCD screen, for that reason, the cutout may stick out depending on light conditions. LCD screens can’t reproduce the deep black of AMOLED panels which does not light up the screen when displaying black colors.
What do you think about this design choice?