Xiaomi is known for its value smartphones. The Chinese company offers excellent performance and sturdy build quality on a budget price. The last thing you expect from Xiaomi is a luxury product. It is as unlikely as Maruti putting together a Bentley competitor. But, it seems Xiaomi is all set to take the Vertu route for once. As per a tweet posted by Xiaomi’s India Managing Director, Manu Jain, Xiaomi is set to unveil a premium limited edition variant of the Redmi K20 series. He has posted an image that shows a corner of the upcoming phone seems to be loaded with precious metals and stones. This special edition handset will be priced at Rs 4.8 lakh. To put things in perspective, the standard Redmi K20 Pro is likely to be priced around Rs 25,000. At this point, we don’t know whether the Rs 4.8 lakh variant will offer any additional features. It will be interesting to see the budget brand try its hand at the luxury phone market. I’m sure Xiaomi is not hoping to sell many units of the luxury variant. For the Chinese brand, it is more about flexing its design muscle. There’s also a possibility that it is an elaborate prank from Manu Jain. Either way, we will find that out tomorrow at the Redmi K20 series launch event in Delhi. For those who haven’t been following the news for the last few weeks, here’s a quick rundown through the specifications.
Launching something OUT OF THE WORLD tomorrow! A very special version worth.. hold-your-breath..
₹ 4.8 Lakh! 🤑🤑
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) July 16, 2019
Redmi K20 And K20 Pro Specifications
Both the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 come with a pop-up selfie camera. Thanks to this mechanism, these devices feature notch-less full-screen designs. Speaking of which, both the phones feature 6.4-inch AMOLED screens with Full HD+ resolutions. These displays are HDR-compatible with Gorilla Glass 5 protection on top. Xiaomi has integrated a fingerprint scanner inside the display.
The biggest difference between the K20 and K20 Pro is the processor. The K20 Pro is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, while the K20 settles for the Snapdragon 730 SoC (System on Chip). Moving onto the photography department, both these phones are equipped with the triple camera setup. The setup comprises of a 48 MP primary sensor, 13 MP wide sensor, and an 8 MP telephoto sensor. There’s a slight difference though because the K20 Pro comes with Sony’s 48 MP IMX586 sensor that supports 4K 60 fps videos. On the other hand, the K20’s camera is backed by Sony’s 48 MP IMX582 sensor capped at 4K 30 fps video recording. As far as the self-portraits are concerned, you get 20 MP snappers on both the handsets.
Rest of the features include dual-channel Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, and 3.5 mm headphone jack. Both the phone feature 4,000 mAh batteries with support for quick charge technology. The Redmi K20 supports 18 W charging while the K20 Pro can be charged even faster thanks to the 37 W charger support.