Lu Weibing, the CEO of Redmi has posted the first image of a new smartphone on his Weibo social network page. Saying “My friend brought me a new Redmi phone, and I took a photo secretly…”. It could be the Redmi K30 Ultra model.
Redmi CEO teases a new smartphone – It could be the Redmi K30 Ultra
It’s simply impossible to draw any conclusions from this photo, but one thing is clear – Lu Weibing again begins to tease the public for an imminent announcement of a new Redmi smartphone, which means that in the coming days, fans will be bombarded with all sorts of teasers that will reveal the details of the device bit by bit.
It is possible that we are talking about the Redmi K30 Ultra model, the mention of which was found in the code of MIUI 12. According to unofficial information, the smartphone will receive a quadruple main camera with a main sensor with a resolution of 64 megapixels, a retractable front camera and MediaTek Dimensity 1000 SoC.
Its screen will have a refresh rate of 120 or 144 Hz, and a 4,500mAh battery will support 33-watt charging.
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Since the independence of the Redmi brand from Xiaomi, this brand has been releasing some interesting smartphones. Initially, the Redmi brand was positioned as an entry-level to mid-range brand while Xiaomi focuses on its flagships. However, with the advent of the Redmi K series, some of its devices easily fit in the flagship category. Interestingly, this Redmi K series only have the “30” for now. We have the Redmi K30 (4G & 5G versions), Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi K30 5G Racing Edition, and the Redmi K30i 5G. All these smartphones including the 4G & 5G version of the K30 have some differences. Recently, some reports claim that the Redmi K30 Ultra could be on its way.
Redmi K30 Ultra or Redmi K40?
There have been previous speculations that may be pointing to this smartphone. According to popular Weibo leakster, Digital Chat Station, Xiaomi is working on a smartphone that uses a MediaTek Dimensity 1000 (MT6889). He also claims that this device uses a 144Hz LCD display as well as a 64MP (Sony IMX686) and a pop-up camera. In addition, this smartphone comes with a 4500 mAh battery capacity which supports 33W fast charging. Some parts of this leak seem to corroborate with XDA’s latest findings.
With these specs all over the internet, many reports claim that this could be the Redmi K40. However, the recent XDA report shows that there is a possibility that Redmi is not ready to move from the “30” just yet. According to XDA, it “could not independently verify or corroborate any of this information, so there is no evidence to suggest that this leaked device is indeed cezanne aka the Redmi K30 Ultra”. For now, we will have to wait for more information to confirm if these two devices are indeed the same.