The Redmi K20 Pro and K20 were announced in India a couple of days back. And usually, there’s a lot of excitement with regards to pricing when it comes to Xiaomi phones. But surprisingly, this time there has been resentment with regards to the Redmi K20 which starts at Rs 21,999. Social media has been abuzz with people ranting about how the Redmi K20 is “overpriced”. And it’s escalated so much that there’s now a petition on Change.org to reduce the price to Rs 20,000.
So far, 346 people have signed the petition and below’s the reason given for starting the petition.
“Redmi K20 is literally very overpriced for specs! For 22000 we get 6+64 which is a lot let storage, while we get 8+128 @20k in realme.”
Is the Redmi K20 really Overpriced?
Well, the less said about this argument, the better. Other comments that can be seen under the petition similarly lack proper reasoning and justification to lower the price of the handset. Most of them have simply reiterated that the K20 is just “overpriced”.
The Realme X which is compared to the K20 in most instances lacks the new Snapdragon 730 SoC and instead comes with a 1.5-year-old Snapdragon 710 SoC. As is known, the SoC is one of the most expensive components on the material cost sheet of a smartphone. Apart from that, the build materials on the K20 are also premium and not polycarbonate. Then add the wide-angle lens to the mix and it should be clear that the Realme X and the K20 aren’t in the same category. Long story short, the Redmi K20 is in no way overpriced for the specifications it offers.