Upcoming Xiaomi Phones In India (April): Mi 10, Poco X2 Pro / Redmi K30 Pro, Redmi Note 9S, Redmi 9, Black Shark 3
Upcoming Xiaomi phones in India? Here’s a list of the upcoming Xiaomi phones in India in April and in the following weeks. Starting from the Redmi K30 Pro to Mi 10 to Redmi 9, there’s a lot Xiaomi is set to bring to India.
There have been flying rumours that Redmi K30 Pro may launch as a rebranded Poco X2 Pro in India.
The Poco X2 in India has been the same rebranded Redmi K30 4G from China.
While there’s more in the kitty for Xiaomi, the company recently reacted sharply to the GST hike for smartphones in the country. The pricing strategy for Xiaomi India is also likely to change, so we are yet to see what the company does with its next release.
Here’s a list of the upcoming Xiaomi phones in India in April and the following weeks.
Poco F2 / Poco X2 Pro
In India, the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro may launch as Poco F2 as per some reports. Already unveiled in China, Redmi K30 Pro may come to India in April or later, either under Redmi brand or as Poco F2 or Poco X2 Pro. Redmi K30 Pro comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, 64MP quad camera setup and Wi-Fi 6 support.
The device comes with a notchless AMOLED display, pop-up selfie camera, 4,700mAh battery and 33W fast charging support.
Poco X2 is a rebranded Redmi K30 4G unit. Similarly, the company may again choose to go with a rebranded phone for Poco, the independent brand from Xiaomi’s umbrella. While we are yet to know, Redmi K30 Pro is definitely coming to India, either as Poco X2 Pro or Poco F2, or with the same name succeeding Redmi K20 Pro.
Redmi Note 9S
A toned-down model of the current Redmi Note 9 Pro smartphones, the upcoming Redmi Note 9S will also come with a similar punch-hole display design as it’s other series handsets. Redmi Note 9S will feature a punch-hole in the middle with a quad camera setup in a square bump featuring four cameras.
Redmi Note 9S launch is happening on March 23 in Malaysia, and the Note 9S India launch is expected sometime later, in case the company plans to expand the Redmi Note 9 line-up in the country.
Redmi K30 Pro
The just-unveiled Redmi K30 Pro could be coming to India soon. Either under Poco, or under the same sub-brand as the predecessor. Redmi K20 Pro has been very successful, and the company may choose to go with the same brand for Redmi K30 Pro unlike Redmi K30. The device features a 64-megapixel main camera inside a quad camera with dual OIS support.
It sports a 6.67-inch HDR10+ certified Super AMOLED display with DC Dimming and 180Hz touch sampling rate.
Redmi K30 Pro packs a 4,700mAh battery with upgraded 33W fast charging technology. It will run on Snapdragon 865 with dual-mode SA and NSA 5G support, pairing with 8GB or 12GB of RAM in multiple storage options, prices start at CNY 3,299 (around Rs 33,000).
Xiaomi previously confirmed that it would unveil Mi 10 in India on March 31, but it has now been cancelled without any new Mi 10 launch date due to the current lockdown. The device comes with a 6.67-inch 90Hz OLED 1080p display along with a punch-hole for the selfie camera. Under the hood, Mi 10 runs on the same Snapdragon 865 SoC with upto 12GB RAM and 256GB storage. Mi 10 has a quad rear camera setup as well with 108-megapixel main sensor.
The four camera module on Mi 10 further includes 2MP sensors with a 13MP f/2.4 wide-angle lens.
Mi 10 has a bigger 4,780mAh battery with support for 30W fast-charging technology. Mi 10 also runs on the latest version of MIUI 11 based on Android 10. Mi 10 supports 30W wireless charging and 10W reverse wireless charging.
Black Shark 3
Black Shark 3 is said to come with a Quad HD+ display offering upto 270Hz touch sampling rate. The device will run on Snapdragon 865 with up to 16GB LPDDR5 RAM offering UFS 3.0 storage. It will run on the JOY UI custom skin, specifically designed to play games.
Black Shark 3 may feature a quad or triple camera setup at the back, probably a 64MP or 48MP primary sensor, an ultra-wide-angle lens and a telephoto sensor / zoom lens.
Shark 3 will be backed by a 4,720mah battery with support for 65W fast-charging. The device can easily be charged fully under 35 minutes with the new charger. Already unveiled in China, Black Shark 3 India launch is expected in a few weeks.
The company unveiled an upgraded version of the Redmi 8, and now the successor to Redmi 8A Dual is being expected in March, the Redmi 9. Said to be going against the recently launched Realme C3, the Redmi 9 will fight in the budget category offering similar features and functionalities. Redmi 9 may run on the Helio G70 processor.
Redmi 9 will pack a bigger battery, probably the same 5,000mAh battery as Redmi 8A Dual. Redmi 9 will be available in India in the sub-8,000 segment, expected to come with some upgraded features this time. Redmi 9 India launch may happen sometime in April 2020.