Xiaomi unveiled its much-awaited Redmi K20 series this week in Beijing, China. The Chinese manufacturer launched two new phones under the new series – Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro. The Redmi K20 Pro is a flagship while the K20 is a lighter version of the former. Now, the primary question that must be popping up in the minds of many is how different are these two phones? Well, we have got you covered. In this article, we will list down the differences between the two phones.
Before we start listing down the differences, one must note that both the phones differ only in terms of chipset, RAM capacity, DC Dimming feature, and fast-charging support. Rest everything remains the same on both K20 and K20 Pro including design, camera, and screen.
Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro: Difference in Pricing
Starting with the difference in pricing, the K20 Pro obviously costs more than the K20 as it is a flagship. In China, Xiaomi has launched the Redmi K20 Pro at CNY 2,499 (approx. INR 25,200) for the base variant with 6GB RAM+64GB Storage, CNY 2,599 (approx. INR 26,200) for the 6GB RAM+128GB Storage, CNY 2,799 (approx. INR 28,200) for the 8GB RAM+128GB Storage variant, while the 8GB RAM+256GB Storage model costs CNY 2,999 (approx. INR 30,200) respectively.
On the contrary, the Redmi K20 smartphone has been priced at CNY 1,999 (approx. INR 20,200) for the 6GB RAM+ 64GB Storage variant, CNY 2,099 (approx. INR 21,200) for the 6GB + 128GB Storage variant, and CNY 2,599 (approx. INR 26,200) for the 8GB RAM+256GB Storage model.
Xiaomi is yet to reveal the launch timeline for both the phones in India. Xiaomi’s India head, Manu Jain, recently confirmed that the company would be launching them in India soon. A recent report by GSMArena hints that they will carry different names in overseas markets. The Redmi K20 may launch as the POCO F2 (in sync with what we predicted earlier, ah) while the K20 Pro might debut as Xiaomi Mi 9T.
Redmi K20 Pro vs Redmi K20: Difference in Specifications
Coming to the specs, both the phones have the same 6.39-inch AMOLED full-HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio and In-display fingerprint sensor. However, the K20 Pro boasts DC Dimming feature while the K20 misses out on it. This feature controls the screen-flickering issue is not even noticeable to the human eye when it happens at 60Hz or higher. However, in dim-lit surroundings, it is visible. DC Dimming technology solves the problem by dimming the panel backlight by tweaking the DC current drawn by the display. The Redmi K20 Pro is the first Redmi phone to use the DC Dimming tech.
Another noticeable difference comes up in terms of chipset, RAM, and storage. Qualcomm’s top-end Snapdragon 855 chipset powers the Redmi K20 Pro while the Redmi K20 settles for Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC. The SD730 is the latest chipset to launch in the Snapdragon 700-series and on-paper it looks quite powerful too by earning an AnTuTu score of 218,000 points for the K20. However, for the ones who want the best performance, the K20 Pro with SD855 SoC scored 388,803 points on AnTuTu. This does not mean that K20 is underpowered, it is just the difference between a mid-range and flagship chipsets.
The next difference comes in the form of battery capacity and fast-charging support. On the one hand, the Redmi K20 Pro has a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support while on the other hand, the Redmi K20 has a 4,000mAh battery with 18W fast-charging support.
Redmi K20 Pro vs Redmi K20: What Remains the Same
Both the Redmi phones have the same design i.e., an all-screen design with pop-up selfie camera and a triple rear camera. The 3D four-curved large arc body looks glossy and premium with ambient light. Both K20 and K20 pro have AI-backed 48MP+13MP+8MP triple rear camera setup and a 20MP pop-up selfie camera that comes into action when using Face Unlock and front camera in the app. Similar specs include USB Type-C and other connectivity options such as Wi-Fi 802.11ac, GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, and more.
We are excited for the launch of Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India. What about you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below.