Xiaomi’s latest spin-off brand Redmi recently ventured into making flagship phones with the unveiling of the Redmi K20 series in China. There were reports that the K20 and K20 Pro were never going out of China. But, Xiaomi rebadged the device and launched it as the Xiaomi Mi 9T in the EU.
Over here in India, Xiaomi and Redmi had been teasing the imminent launch of the Redmi K20 in the country, and now we finally know when to expect the duo. In line with previous rumors, the Redmi K20, and K20 Pro launches in India on July 17th.
The company confirmed the launch date earlier today on its own website and Twitter where it did release some punches aimed at the OnePlus 7 Pro. Recall that the brand has been teasing the K20 series as the Flagship killer 2.0 due to hardware and pricing of the Pro variant that could give many OEMs a run for their money.
Mi fans, it’s time for the knockout punch!#RedmiK20 and #RedmiK20Pro are unleashing on 1+7 = 17th July 2019! Time for Flagship Killer 2.0 🥊 🥊
Save the date. 🤩 RT if you are excited as I am. 🔄 #BelieveTheHype #Xiaomi ❤️ #Redmi pic.twitter.com/Qpjh2aUAJC
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— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) July 5, 2019
Redmi K20 Pro
The K20 Pro flaunts a6.3″ Super AMOLED display with FHD+ (2340 x 1080 pixels) resolution, minimal bezel, and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio all thanks to its pop up camera design. The screen supports HDR playback and is topped by a layer of Gorilla Glass 5. It also has a fingerprint scanner underneath.
It is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset with an octa-core CPU and Adreno 640 as the graphics chip. This is paired with 6GB/8GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB/256GB storage which isn’t expandable.
In the photographic department, the Pro K20 comes fitted with a triple rear camera setup. A 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor main camera, an 8MP telephoto sensor with 2X optical zoom and a 13MP ultra-wide camera. The motorized camera setup houses a 20MP front-facing camera for selfies.
The standard K20 packs some punches too as it parades the same display, camera setup, and battery capacity. But instead of the SD 855, the K20 is powered by Snapdragon 730 chipset with octa-core CPU and Adreno 618 as the GPU. This is backed by 6GB/8GB of RAM paired with 64GB/128GB/256GB storage options. You can head here for detailed specs.