It’s been a few days since Google’s much talked about Google I/O Conference ended. It was at this event that Google announced the availability of the new Android 10 Q Beta program for a bunch of devices including a few models from Xiaomi. Shortly after this announcement, Lu Weibing, a senior executive Xiaomi’s newly separated sub-brand Redmi revealed that they were working on a new flagship device that will run Android Q at launch. While the name of the device remained a mystery, some specifications of this handset were leaked. Recently, however, we at MySmartPrice, in association with young leaker Ishan Agarwal revealed that that Redmi would, in fact, launch not one – but two Redmi branded flagships soon. These handsets would be called the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro. This, as you might have noticed, will be an entirely new series from Redmi – a brand that has always been known for its budget, value for money devices.
Redmi K20, K20 Pro: What we know
According to a report by NDTV Gadgets, Redmi GM Li Weibing has gone on to confirm that that the letter ‘K’ in K-Series stands for ‘Killer’ and by the looks of it, both the K20 and the K20 Pro would be affordable, ‘performance-driven’ flagship-class devices. Note that this confirmation came just one day after the leak article that we published in association with Ishan. That being said, Weibibg has, as of now, only confirmed the existence of the Redmi K20. We still do not know for sure if the Redmi K20 Pro exists, though. Initial reports indicate that the K20 will feature a 4,000 mAh battery and will also come with a 48-megapixel camera using the same sensor that the Redmi Note 7 Pro uses. There is also talk about a wide angle secondary camera. The phone is also rumored to feature a pop-up front-facing camera, and therefore, a notch-less display. Staying with the display, the panel is likely to be of the AMOLED type with support for in-screen fingerprint scanner.
At the same time, it is also confusing as to how these new products would be positioned considering Xiaomi also owns the popular POCO brand which is also expected to come up with the POCO F2 in the next few months.
Redmi K20, K20 Pro: Expected launch
We believe there is still some time left for both these devices to be officially launched. This is because Android Q is still in the beta testing mode as I write this article and we have some sort of confirmation that both the handsets will run a stable version of the newest Android version at the time of launch. All said and done, are you looking forward to the launch of these new Redmi K-Series devices here in India?