Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has finally launched Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro after much speculation and rumors. The two new flagship killers were unveiled in Beijing today. Redmi Note 7 series sold over 10 million units in just 129 days, which shows that Xiaomi is taking Redmi in the war of flagships.
Redmi’s new devices are direct rivals to brands like OnePlus, Honor, Vivo, Huawei, and Oppo. Apart from the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones, Redmi also introduced its first-ever laptop, the RedmiBook 14.
The K20 siblings are somewhat same but have a few discernable features. The K20 comes with the octa-core Snapdragon 730 SoC, 6GB of RAM, up to 128GB of onboard storage, and 18W fast charging support. The K20 Pro runs on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top. The display is a 6.3 inches AMOLED full-HD+ screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It also sports an in-display fingerprint sensor has hardware DC dimming support. The phone weighs 191 grams.
On the imaging side, Redmi has packed a triple camera module which is AI-powered. The primary lens is a 48MP shooter with Sony IMX586 sensor (f/1.75), a 13MP secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens, and a third 8MP shooter (f/2.4). The pop-up selfie camera is a 20MP sensor.
The K20 Pro is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU and up to 8GB RAM. There is 256GB built-in storage, expandable up to 512GB via an SD Card. Redmi has included a whopping 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, USB Type-C port, and 3.5mm audio jack, which is quite rare these days.
Redmi hasn’t divulged an official launch date for Indian markets, Xiaomi’s MD & Vice Manu Kumar Jain said that the REdmi K20 will soon be launched in the country.
The new Redmi K20 Pro will be priced at CNY 2,499 (approx. ₹25,200) in China for the 6GB + 64GB variant. The 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB variants will retail at CNY 2,599 (approx. ₹26,200), CNY 2,799 (approx. ₹28,200), and CNY 2,999 (approx ₹30,200) respectively.
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