Redmi has officially taken off covers from the first Redmi K-series flagship killer smartphones through an unveil event in China. The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are first the notch-less display smartphones from the Chinese manufacturer. The Redmi K20 is upper mid-range phone fueled by the Snapdragon 730, whereas the Snapdragon 855 flagship chipset is present under the hood of the K20 Pro. These phones have arrived with an enticing starting price of 1,999 Yuan (~$289).
Redmi K20 Pro Specifications and Features
The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro phones have arrived with identical design. The rear shell of K20 Pro features 3D curved glass styled with unique pattern, whereas its frontside is mainly occupied by the notch-less display. With slim bezels surrounding the screen, smartphone offers a screen-to-body ratio of 92 percent. The K20 Pro houses a 6.39-inch AMOLED display that offers a tall aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. The AMOLED screen is integrated with the latest 7th generation in-display fingerprint reader. These phones also support full DC dimming and eye protection mode.
The Snapdragon 855 chipset powers the phone with up to 8 GB of RAM. There is a 4,000mAh battery inside the phone that is coupled with 27W rapid charging. It comes with 8-layer of graphite sheet for heat dissipation. It possesses up to 256 GB of inbuilt storage but lacks support for microSD card. The MIUI 10 based Android 9 Pie OS comes preloaded on the device. For enhanced gaming experience, it carries support for Game Turbo 2.0. The company will be selling 179 Yuan worth custom gamepad for the smartphone.
The Redmi K20 Pro has a pop-up selfie camera of 20-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. The rear shell of the phone features a triple camera unit. It includes Sony IMX586 48-megapixel main sensor with f/1.75 aperture, a 124.8-degrree 13-megapixel superwide lens with f/2.4 aperture and an 8-megapixel telephoto lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2x optical zoom capabilities.
The triple rear cameras are blessed with features like dual LED flash, AI scene recognition, night scene mode, handheld super night scene mode and 960 fps slow-motion video recording. The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are equipped with other features like Hi-Res audio, dual-SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, dual-frequency GPS, USB-C and 3.5mm headphone slot.
Redmi K20 Specifications and Features
The Redmi K20 borrows features like fingerprint sensor embedded notch-less AMOLED display, 20-megaapixel selfie camera, 48-megapixel triple camera setup and 4,000mAh battery from the Redmi K20 Pro smartphone. Instead of the Sony IMX586 sensor, the Redmi K20 features Sony IMX582 48-megapixel sensor in its triple camera unit.
Also, instead of the SD855 chip, the Redmi K20 is driven by the 8nm Snapdragon 730 mobile platform. It is assisted by up to 6 GB of RAM. The highest configuration variant of the phone features up to 128 GB of internal storage. The Redmi K20’s battery is equipped with support for 18W rapid charging.
Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro Variants and Pricing
Here are the variants of the Redmi K20 series along with their pricing:
Redmi K20 Pro
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – 2,499 Yuan (~$362)
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 2,599 Yuan (~$376)
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 2,799 Yuan (~$405)
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage – 2,999 Yuan (~$435)
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB storage – 1,999 Yuan (~$289)
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB storage – 2,099 Yuan (~$304)
*The official website has 8 GB RAM + 256 GB storage variant listed for the Redmi K20. However, neither the variant nor its pricing was announced at its launch.
The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will be available in gradient color variants of Red and Glacier Blue. These phones will also come in Carbon Black model. Few days before the launch of the Redmi K20 series, the Chinese company had allowed buyers to pre-order the Redmi K20 series by a nominal fee. These buyers can make the remaining payments today and tomorrow.
The pre-sales of the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro smartphones begins today once again at 6 PM (local time) in China. The sale of the Redmi K20 will begin on June 1 at 10 AM whereas the K20 Pro will be releasing in the market on June 10. There is no word on the international availability of the Redmi K20 series. Rumors have it that these phones may sell as Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro outside of China.
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