Update: Xiaomi is partnering up with Flipkart to bring the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro to India. A teaser page for the launch of this smartphone series is currently live. Xiaomi is known to release smartphones exclusively via Flipkart, and it seems likely the phone maker would do so with the Redmi K20 series as well. Moreover, the phones will most likely also go on sale via Mi.com.
We have known for a while now that Xiaomi would be launching it K20 series smartphones in India in July. Now, the brand has officially confirmed the exact release date for the two smartphones. The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro will be launching in India on July 17. Since both smartphones have already launched internationally, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect in terms of their specifications and pricing.
Redmi K20, K20 Pro Expected Price In India
The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro launched in China at the end of May this year. As far as their pricing is concerned, first up is the Redmi K20 which costs CNY 1,999 (approx. INR 20,000) for its 6GB RAM + 64GB storage setup. You also have a 6GB RAM + 128GB storage and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variants that cost CNY 2,099 (approx. INR 21,000) and CNY 2,599 (approx. INR 26,000) respectively.
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The more premium Redmi K20 Pro has been priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs. 25,000) for its base variant that offers 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. A bump up to 128GB of storage costs CNY 2,599 (approx. INR 26,000). Then there are the 8GB RAM models where the 128GB storage option costs CNY 2,799 (approx. INR 28,000), and the top-end 256GB storage model costs CNY 2,999 (approx. INR 30,000).
At these prices, the Redmi K20 Pro in particular, poses a great threat to the OnePlus 7 Pro. In fact, the K20 and K20 Pro have already managed to reach the 1 million units’ sales milestone a month after their launch in China. If the same level of success is carried over to the Indian market, then OnePlus is looking at some fierce competition.
Redmi K20, K20 Pro Specifications, Features
The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro share most of the same internal specifications. They come with 6.39-inch AMOLED screens with Full HD+ resolutions. Both are HDR-compatible displays that get Gorilla Glass5 protection on top and feature in-display fingerprint scanners. Both smartphones get 20MP selfie cameras housed inside pop-up mechanisms up top, thus eliminating the need of a notch or any other hindrance over the display. Both smartphones also run on 4000mAh batteries that charge over USB Type-C. Both phones also get 3,5mm headphone jacks.
The first main difference between the two phones is with the processor they use. The more expensive K20 Pro gets a flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, while the K20 comes with a Snapdragon 730 SoC. The next distinction is with the primary rear camera sensor used. The K20 Pro gets a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor that is capable of capturing more details and recording 4K 60fps videos. While the K20’s primary camera also bears a resolution of 48MP, this is an IMX582 sensor that can only go as high as 4K 30fps video recording. Both cameras are paired with 13MP ultra wide-angle + 8MP telephoto sensor setups. Another minor change is with charging speeds, where the K20 Pro supports 37W Quick Charge 4+ while the K20 supports 18W fast charging.