The Redmi K30 models were launched in China December 10. Now, there’s information that suggests the 4G version of the K30 will be available in India — and probably other markets like the Philippines — as a POCO phone.
(Update, February 5: Yep, it’s official! Read POCO X2 launched as rebranded Redmi K30 4G in India.)
(Update, January 27: There’s an official update! Read Official: POCO X2 launch scheduled for Feb 4.)
A handset with model number M1912G7BI has been spotted in the database of the Bureau of Indian Standards, India’s national standards organization.
In China, the Redmi K30 4G variants released have model numbers M1912G7BE and M1912G7BC. Priced starting at ¥1,599 (P11,527 or $227), the K30 has the following specs:
- 6.67-inch FHD+, 2,400 x 1,080, 120Hz LCD screen
- Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G processor
- 6GB/8GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB/256GB storage
- Quad 64MP, f/1.89 (main), 8MP (ultra wide), 2MP (macro), 2MP (depth) rear cameras
- Dual 16MP (main), 2MP (depth) front cameras
- Fingerprint sensor (side-mounted)
- 4,500mAh battery with 30-watt USB-C fast charging
- MIUI 11 based on Android 10
What’s interesting is that “M1912G7BI” initially appeared as a Redmi smartphone on the site of BIS. The change happened after Xiaomi announced that the POCO brand will be operating independently starting this year.
If things stand as they are now, then we still don’t know what the smartphone will be called. Could it be the POCO F2 Lite, whose pictures and key specs got leaked yesterday? Or could it be the still-unverified POCO X2? Word has it that there will be three Pocophones launching in 2020.
The wait probably won’t be that long, as the company promised to post something tomorrow, January 22. In the meantime, we’ll leave you with POCO India’s open letter to fans of the brand.
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