Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi, earlier today, launched two handsets in China as part of its brand new K-Series lineup. The much talked about Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro feature excellent specifications and if and when they come to India, will certainly pique the interest of all smartphone buyers that have anywhere between 18k to 30k to spend on a new device. While the K20 comes with midrange specifications, the K20 Pro is the one to watch out for with Redmi also claiming it to be the Flagship Killer 2.0. Both the handsets also feature a 48-megapixel primary camera that promises flagship grade imaging capabilities on both the phones.
Let us now take a look at both these new devices in detail.
Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro: Specifications, Key Features
The Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro feature almost identical specifications, albeit with some key differences in the hardware. Both the phones feature a large 6.39-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and also look identical. Even the front and rear camera setup on both the phones are near-identical. One key difference here is that the K20 Pro uses the IMX 586 sensor for the main 48-megapixel camera while the lower priced K20 uses the IMX 582 sensor for the same purpose. Both the devices get a secondary 13-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera and a third 8-megapixel telephoto camera. The front facing camera is also identical with both the devices using a 20-megapixel sensor to do the job here. The front-facing camera is of the pop-up type and pops out only when you need them.
The K20 Pro being the more expensive of the two uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset and comes in four versions as outlined below. The prices in Yuan are also mentioned alongside.
- 6 GB RAM + 64 GB 2499 Yuan
- 6 GB RAM + 128 GB 2599 Yuan
- 8 GB RAM + 128 GB 2799 Yuan
- 8 GB RAM + 256 GB 2999 Yuan
As for the Redmi K20, this one gets a less powerful, Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC making it a proper mid-range contender. This phone will be sold in two RAM and storage variants starting with a 6GB RAM+64GB version and a 6GB RAM + 128GB version.
Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro: Software, Battery, and Other Features
The K20 and the K20 Pro use the same 4,000 mAh battery. The K20 Pro, however, gets a faster 27-watt charger in the box. The K20 settles with an 18W charger. Redmi claims that the K20 Pro can be charged from 0 to 58% in 30 minutes, while the charging time for 0 to 100 percent takes 74 minutes.
Both the devices also run MIUI 10 atop an Android 9 Pie core. The devices will also be updated to Android 10 Q as and when Google releases a stable public version of the software. Both the devices also come with Game Turbo 2.0 that kicks in when the phone detects that you are playing a game. Once this mode is on, it automatically allocates all possible resources to run the game smoothly. Both the devices will go on sale in China starting January 1. These devices are also likely to come to India in the near future.