The Xiaomi Redmi K20 & Pro was only launched back in June, and the EU version, the Xiaomi Mi 9T also launched in June but we had to wait until August to get the pro model.

It now looks like Xiaomi could be close to releasing its successor, the Redmi K30. Lu Weibing has confirmed the existence of the Redmi K30 through the device’s teaser post on Weibo.

The Xiaomi Redmi K30 could be one of the first phones to feature the 5G 7-series Qualcomm chipset, though this could be a race with Realme who also announced their intentions to launch a phone soon.

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As well as the 5G support it looks like the phone will be ditching the pop-up selfie in favour of a punch-hole – which seems strange as this feels like they are going backwards in terms of design.

The Redmi K20 was the most competitively priced phone on the market until Realme disrupted things yesterday with the launch of the Realme X2 and Realme X2 Pro, so it is likely Redmi are wanting to take back their status as the best brand for affordable phones.

Nothing has been announced about the Redmi K30 Pro, but it is likely to launch around the same time, and Xiaomi will be wanting to mirror, if not best the specs of Realme, so we can expect a 64MP main camera and 4K 60FPS video recording, Snapdragon 855+ SoC, up to 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, and a premium build quality.

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