Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 & K20 siblings a week ago and they are already on people’s wishlist. The phones went on sale today on Amazon for the first time since its launch. The sale began at 12 noon on Flipkart and Mi.com. Xiaomi had promised consumers that they have enough stock and they are ready not to flash the ‘Out of Stock’ banner yet. All the three colors, Flame Red, Glacier Blue, and Carbon Fiber Black were available at the sale.
The phones will also be available at a select few brick and mortar stores and at some Mi Preferred partners in the future. The Regular Redmi K20 starts at ₹21,999 for 6GB+64GB variant while the Redmi K20 Pro starts at ₹27,999 for 6GB+128GB variant. The beefed-up model is priced at ₹30,999.
The phones, known as the Alpha flagship, have some flagship-killer specifications. Both the phones are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, has an under-display fingerprint sensor, which is an optical sensor, unlike Samsung S10’s ultrasonic sensor. The display is a Super AMOLED panel sandwiched around the Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Both the phones do not support expandable storage and water-resistant rating. Although it does have a 3.5 audio jack.
Buyers availed some exciting offers. Xiaomi partnered with ICICI bank which offered ₹1,000 instant discount to buyers. Only consumers with ICICI Debit/Credit card users could claim this offer. Consumers also got ₹1000 off on EMI transactions. Airtel users got double data benefit on purchase of the Alpha flagship.
Redmi K20 was a topic of discussion on Twitter. Consumers were quite upset about the pricing. Critics and users expected the price to start somewhere around ₹20,000 but the regular K20 starts at ₹21,999, ₹1 shy of ₹22,000. People even went on to claim that the phones are overpriced and is going on the same path as OnePlus, where the newer 7 Pro starts at ₹52,999.
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