We’ve come across numerous rumors about the acclaimed flagship killer 2.0 – Redmi K20 Pro launching outside of China under a different brand name, including one that claims the K20 might launch in India as the Xiaomi Poco F2. Though we still don’t know exactly the device will launch outside the shore of China, today we’ve got evidence that the Indian sub-market will indeed receive the Redmi K20, but not under any different marketing name.
To set the record straight, the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro will retain their original names when launched in India.
Xiaomi global VP and head of Xiaomi India Manu Kumar Jain, made the confirmation earlier today when he released some pictures of the Redmi K20 series outdoor billboards on Twitter, revealing the advertising campaign about the phone has already started and it will carry the Redmi K20 name. Stationed nearby an existing poster with Robert Downey Jr. and his OnePlus 7 Pro, the Redmi K20 Pro advert clearly is aimed at the OnePlus 7 Pro, and it is not hiding that fact. The billboard says the K20 Pro is Starkly Superior To The Latest One, a nod to RDJ’s role as Tony Stark, a billionaire industrialist better known as Iron Man.
With this revelation, whether or not the brand will eventually announce the Poco F2 remains to be known, however, rumors of the brand launching the K20 Pro in other markets as the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, perhaps first in Europe and Russia remains to be confirmed. Though that is likely plausible, given that we already got some confirmation in the form of a leaked retail box of the Mi 9T.
Xiaomi s marketing the Redmi K20 Pro as the true flagship killer as it tries to undercut the recently unveiled OnePlus 7 Pro in all but one aspect. The device rocks the same Snapdragon 855 processor that powers the OnePlus 7 Pro at a starting at 2,499 yuan ($361) in China, which is comparatively cheaper than the most basic variant of the OnePlus 7 Pro which is priced at 3,999 yuan ($579) in China.