Ever since Xiaomi unveiled its new Redmi K-series in China, Mi fans in India have been waiting to know about its launch timeline for India. Now, after waiting for over a week, Xiaomi’s Global VP, Manu Kumar Jain took to Twitter to announce the launch date of the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India. As important as the revelation is, Twitterati is not particularly happy as the timeline for the launch is six weeks.
Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Confirmed to Launch in India in July, Not Launching As POCO F2
Manu Kumar Jain tweeted the ‘knockout’ announcement flaunting boxing gloves with Redmi K20 branding on them. Jain wrote in the tweet that the Redmi K20 series would take six weeks to debut in India, which means Mi fans will have to wait until July to know about the pricing of the K20 and K20 Pro in India. He also revealed that one lucky Mi fan would win the limited edition K20 boxing gloves.
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) June 3, 2019
As we mentioned in the introduction, several Twitter users showed disappointment over the launch date of the K20 series in India. Many even dissed Xiaomi for being late in the game and making Mi fans in India wait for longer. As pricing plays a pivotal role in the success of a smartphone in a budget-conscious market like India, a lot will depend on how Xiaomi positions the Redmi K20 Pro and K20. Both the phones have competition in the form of OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro smartphones that are already on sale in India.
The tweet by Jain also debunked one of the rumors that were making rounds concerning Redmi K20 Pro in India. Many publications, including us, had hinted that Xiaomi could launch the K20 Pro as Poco F2 in India. However, after today’s tweet by Xiaomi’s VP, we are quite sure that the company is not making any changes here. The K20 series will launch as K20 in India, not under Poco branding.
Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro With Pop-up Selfie Camera, Triple Rear Camera Setup
Both the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are quite similar in terms of camera specs (except sensor type), design, screen, and battery capacity. They only differ in the chipset and fast-charging support. Both the phones feature a 6.39-inch AMOLED full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. They both have an In-display fingerprint sensor. In the imaging segment, both the phones have 48MP+13MP+8MP triple camera setup but the K20 uses a Sony IMX582 sensor for the 48MP primary lens while the K20 Pro uses the Sony IMX586 sensor. On the front, both the phones have a pop-`up 20MP selfie camera. Both the phones have up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, depending on the variants. On the software, both the K20 phones ship with Android 9 Pie-based MIUI 10.
The major differentiating factor between the two surfaces in terms of chipset, the Redmi K20 Pro is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset while the K20 settles for an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor. A 4,000mAh battery backs both the phones, but the K20 has 18W fast-charging support while the K20 Pro has 27W fast-charging support.