Xiaomi launches its flagship killers Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India

Xiaomi launches its flagship killers Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India

The month of July marks the completion of Xiaomi’s fifth year in India. Throughout this duration, the company has amazed Indians by bringing smartphones with impressive specs into the market. While the fifth year anniversary is already something to rejoice over – not just for the company, MD Manu Jain, and the team that kickstarted Xiaomi’s business in India, but also for the devout consumers who have helped Xiaomi become India’s leading smartphone brand. With this, Xiaomi is giving its fan another reason to make merry by launching its flagship Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro smartphones in India.

Redmi K20 Pro XDA Forums / Redmi K20 XDA Forums

Xiaomi has been projecting the Redmi K20 pair as the pair of “Flagship killer 2.0.” Of the two smartphones, the Pro variant is powered to take on the likes of OnePlus 7 series, the ASUS 6z, and some other even more premium devices. The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, has up to 8GB of RAM, and UFS 2.1 storage options. The non-Pro variant, on the other hand, is powered by the Snapdragon 730 along with 6GB of RAM.

Specifications Redmi K20 Pro Redmi K20
Display
  • 6.39-inch AMOLED
  • 1080 x 2340
  • 91.9% screen-to-body ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR support
  • 6.39-inch AMOLED
  • 1080 x 2340
  • 91.9% screen-to-body ratio
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • HDR support
SoC
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
    • 1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485
    • 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485
    • 4 x 1.8GHz Kryo 485
  • Adreno 640 GPU
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
    • 2 x 2.2GHz Kryo 470 Gold
    • 6 x 1.8GHz Kryo 470 Silver
  • Adreno 618 GPU
RAM 6GB/8GB 6GB
Storage 128GB/256GB 64GB/128GB
Battery 4000mAh, up to 27W fast charging, USB-PD 4000mAh, 18W fast charging
Fingerprint Sensor Optical In-display Optical In-display
Rear Camera
  •  48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor, f/1.75
  • 13MP 124.8° wide-angle sensor, f/2.4
  • 8MP 2X telephoto sensor f/2.4
  • 4K video recording @ 60fps
  • 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor, f/1.75
  • 13MP 124.8° wide-angle sensor, f/2.4
  • 8MP 2X telephoto sensor f/2.4
  • 4K video recording @ 30fps
Front Camera
  • 20MP pop-up, f/2.2
  • Full HD video recording @ 30fps
  • 20MP pop-up, f/2.2
  • Full HD video recording @ 30fps
Android Version MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie
Colors Flame Red, Glacier Blue, Carbon Fiber Black Flame Red, Glacier Blue, Carbon Fiber Black

Both – the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro – feature a gorgeous glass back design, notchless displays on the front, and pop-up selfie cameras. The duo comes with triple rear cameras including 48MP primary Sony sensors. Further, the notchless displays also house under-display fingerprint scanners as a replacement to a physical scanner.

The duo gets 4000mAh battery along with the support of Quick Charge 4.0+, which allows fast charging at 27W, as well as USB-PD. Both – the K20 Pro and the K20 get an 18W charger in the box but you can buy a 27W charger separately. Further, both the devices come with MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie.

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro: Price & Availability

The Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro will go on sale in India via Flipkart starting July 22nd. The Redmi K20 comes in two variants – 6GB/64GB for ₹21,999 (~$320) and 6GB/128GB for ₹23,999 (~$350).

Of the four variants available in China, Xiaomi is only launching two variants of Redmi K20 Pro in India – 6GB/128GB for ₹27,999 (~$405) and 8GB/256GB for ₹30,999 (~$450). You can also buy the 27W charger additionally for ₹999 (~$15).

Xiaomi has also announced a limited gold-plated and diamond-studded Signature Edition which costs a whopping ₹4,80,000 (~$7000). Xiaomi will only sell 20 units of this smartphone.

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