Redmi is known to produce affordable alternatives for the high-end devices offered by its parent company Xiaomi. This is one of the reasons why Redmi’s lineups typically skip a “Lite” variant and only include a base handset and a few higher-end variants.

However, this might be subject to change as the Redmi K30 series is rumored to get a Lite device soon. The rumor comes from the Xiaomi insider Xiaomishka who has revealed that this Lite device will be called the Redmi K30i and has uncovered a few other details as well.

Xiaomishka@xiaomishka

So, guys we have a new upcoming #Xiaomi phone. A cheaper version of #RedmiK30 #5G. The new Lite version will be called #RedmiK30i

The main difference: camera 64MP replaced by 48MP. The price should be 1799 yuan ($254) 🤔

Currently, the Redmi K30 series includes the base Redmi K30, the Redmi K30 5G, Redmi K30 Pro, and the Redmi K30 Pro Zoom with camera enhancements. According to Xiaomishka, the upcoming Redmi K30i will replace the base Redmi K30’s 64MP camera with a 48MP sensor and will be priced around $250. This could make the Redmi K30i the cheapest 5G handsets to date.

Unfortunately, finer details on the Redmi K30i are still missing but we can expect a few other minor downgrades to cut the costs. Earlier rumors have suggested that the handset will feature Mediatek’s Dimensity 800 SoC instead of a Snapdragon chip.

There is no official word on the upcoming handset yet but we will update this space as soon as more information appears.