Back in December, Redmi unveiled two variants of the Redmi K30. One of the variants was powered by the Snapdragon 730 while the 5G variant was powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC that had an integrated 5G modem. Now, Redmi has announced the launch of a phone that’s dubbed to be the Redmi K30 5G Speed Edition (translated from Chinese). But unlike the Redmi K30, the Speed Edition will be powered by an unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G processor.
The official teaser posted by Xiaomi on Weibo states that the phone will be launched in China on May 11. Along with this, it also confirms that the phone will have a punch-hole display that’ll pack in 2 camera sensors and the fact that the phone will be sold through JD.com – one of the two major Chinese e-commerce sites and the one that’s backed by Google.
The listing of the phone on JD.com reveals additional information about the phone. For starters, it confirms that the phone will have a 6.67-inch 120Hz LCD panel that was also found on the Redmi K30. In terms of camera, it’ll have a 64MP primary sensor that’ll be joined by an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 5MP macro sensor.
What’s more surprising is that the listing mentions the use of a Snapdragon 768G processor. While this was speculated to be a possible typo earlier, Xiaomi has confirmed that it’s true indeed and that it’ll be powered by the 768G processor.
Although, there’s no information on what upgrades the 768G brings over the 765G, we can expect it to have an upgraded GPU or perhaps an over-clocked CPU with respect to the Snapdragon 765G.
Also, the Redmi K30 Speed Edition is not the only phone that’s expected to be a part of the Redmi K30 family. There have been reports of Redmi working on what’s being called the Redmi K30i. The Redmi K30i is expected to be the cheapest 5G smartphone. Keeping the same Snapdragon 765G processor at its heart, it’s expected to make downgrades elsewhere to bring down the price from that of the Redmi K30’s.
There’s no official confirmation on the Redmi K30i yet and it remains to be seen if it’ll be announced alongside the Redmi K30 Speed Edition on May 11.