Amidst a lot of hype and fanfare, Redmi’s first flagship offering the Redmi K20 Pro has finally seen the light in China along with a dialed down version, the Redmi K20. For a major difference, the Redmi K20 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 855 SoC while the Redmi K20 is powered by a Snapdragon 730 SoC.
The smartphones duo features a glass design both on the front and back with metal chassis. The back further looks appealing for its gradient colored design.
The handsets come with DC Dimming feature and are VDE certified for harmful blue rays. For enhanced gaming experience they are armed with Game Turbo 2.0 feature as well. For the security authentication, both the phones integrate fingerprint sensor inside the display but also have the face unlock feature for the same purpose.
Both Redmi K20 and K20 Pro come with a 6.39-inch 2340x1080p full HD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Due to the presence of a pop-up selfie camera, the display is nearly bezel-less from all around.
Under the hood, the Redmi K20 Pro pumps power with a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC paired with Adreno 640 GPU while the Redmi K20 is kitted with an 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 octa-core SoC coupled with Adreno 618GPU. The Redmi K20 packs 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB internal storage, whereas the Redmi K20 Pro features up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. In both the devices the storage can be expanded up to 512GB via microSD card.
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On the camera front, the Redmi K20 Pro mounts a triple-rear-camera module consisting of a 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.75 aperture, a 13MP ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 sensor and an 8MP telephoto sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Up front, there lies a 32MP selfie shooter hidden in the pop-up mechanism.
The camera department of the Redmi K20 also matches with the Redmi K20 Pro but with slight variation such as that the 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor of the Redmi K20 Pro is replaced with a 48MP Sony IMX581 sensor in the Redmi K20. Also, the 8MP telephoto sensor of the Redmi K20 Pro is replaced with an 8MP depth sensor in the Redmi K20.
Both the phones are backed by a 4,000mAh battery but while in the case of the Redmi K20 Pro it is supported by 27W fast charging it is 17W fast charging support for the Redmi K20. The rest of the specs and features are identical for both the smartphones.
The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro both will come in three paint jobs such as Carbon Fiber Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue. The flagship Redmi K20 Pro is priced at CNY2,499 (Approx. INR25,000) for the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model while the three other models of 6GB RAM+128GB storage, 8GB RAM+128GB storage, 8GB RAM+256GB storage are priced at CNY2,599, CNY2,799, and CNY2,999 respectively.
The Redmi K20, on the other hand, comes with the affordable tag as it is priced at CNY1,999 (Approx. INR20,000) for the 6GB RAM+64GB storage model while the 6GB RAM+128GB storage costs CNY2,099. Both the handsets are going on sale in early June in China. So far, there is no word as to when these handsets will launch in other markets including India.