Recently, Redmi launched the K30 Pro flagship smartphone in China. Now, as per new findings by a member of XDA Developers, it might launch under POCO brand in India. Maybe, it could debut as the long-awaited POCO F2, a spiritual successor to POCO F1, which was the sensational smartphone of 2018.
An XDA junior member, going by the name kacskrz, found some intriguing codes in the camera app of the latest MIUI 11 beta build. While fiddling with certain new methods in the MIUI Camera code, he found out the existence of Redmi K30 Pro for India with a codename ‘Imiin’.
In case you are not aware of, ‘Imi’ is the codename of original K30 Pro sold in China. Since almost all the devices sold by Xiaomi in India have codenames suffixed by ‘in’, it is certain that K30 Pro is indeed coming to India.
Further digging into the MIUI Camera code, the member also observed an interesting string for camera watermark which read ‘SHOT ON POCO PHONE’. This finding clearly suggests the newly launched Redmi K30 Pro will be unveiled under POCO branding in India. But, it is not sure whether it will be called POCO F2 or something else altogether as the original POCO F1 was not a rebadged device, to begin with.
However, soon after becoming an independent brand earlier this year, POCO’s first smartphone was POCO X2, a rebadged Redmi K30 4G for India. So, it is possible that we might not see any original device from the newly formed brand for at least a year or so.
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