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.
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|
|Battery||4000mAh, up to 27W fast charging, USB-PD||4000mAh, 18W fast charging|
|Fingerprint Sensor||Optical In-display||Optical In-display|
|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).
Introducing the signature edition #RedmiK20Pro, made of gold. Not gold plated, it's made of real gold and embellished with diamonds.
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) July 17, 2019
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.