Xiaomi is another one to be in the flagship killer race, and the company is keen to accomplish that with its new Redmi K20 and K20 Pro devices. Introduced today at an event in China, the new K20 series packs in the best that the segment has to offer in the form of the Snapdragon 855 chipset along with a Sony IMX586 sensor while introducing a new low when it comes to pricing.
Redmi K20 Pro:
Coming to the K20 Pro first, the highlight clearly is the Snapdragon 855 chipset that the phone comes fitted with. Complementing the chipset is a 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage which forms the base model. Next up, there is the model with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The top run comprises of the K20 Pro model that features an 8 GB RAM along with two options for storage – 128 GB and 256 GB.
The K20 Pro also has the looks to turn heads around, and much of that has to do with the all-screen front. The 6.39-inch FHD+ OLED display looks amazing with zero bezels all around, save for a tiny strip of it at the bottom. The display also hides an under-screen fingerprint sensor as well, completing the sleek looks at the front.
Also, adding to the all-screen looks at the front is the new pop-up camera that includes a 20 mp sensor. Xiaomi is claiming the pop-up arrangement deploys in less than a second and that users do have the option to customize the sound that accompanies its deployment.
Moving over to the rear, the phone comes with a unique gradient pattern that in itself is a sight to behold. That apart, the other highlight of the rear includes its triple camera layout, with the 48 mp Sony IMX 586 sensor being the primary camera. Then there also is a 8 mp telephoto lens having 2x optical zoom as well as a 13 mp wide-angle lens having a 124-degree field of view.
Powering the phone is a 4000 mAh battery that comes with a 27W charger that Xiaomi claims can go to full charge from zero in just 70 mins. Among the other salient features of the K20 Pro include Qualcomm Aqstic hi-res audio codec and 3.5 mm headphone jack. Connectivity options available include NFC, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi ac along with a USB-C port.
Pricing for the K20 Pro is lucrative too, which stands at around $360 for the 6 GB/ 64 GB model and $375 for the 6 GB/ 128 GB version. The next model with 8 GB/ 128 GB configuration will set one back $400 while the top model with 8 GB/ 256 GB onboard will cost $430.
The K20 happens to be the budget model of the K20 Pro and shares the same basic design and looks. However, the most definite change with the K20 is the Snapdragon 730 chipset that it comes powered with. The phone also comes with the same 6 GB RAM but has two storage options of 64 GB and 128 GB.
The front of the phone also has the same 20 mp selfie cam arranged in a pop-up module while the rear too has the same triple camera setup. However, the primary lens comprises of a 48 mp Sony IMX 582 sensor but is complemented by the same 8 mp and 13 mp telephone and wide angle lens.
The K20 also features the same 4000mAh battery but comes with a slightly less capable 18 W charger. Pricing continues to be just as lucrative as well, with the best 6 GB/ 64 GB model priced at $290 while the 6 GB/ 128 GB version sporting a sticker price of $305.
Availability starts June 1 in China followed by a launch elsewhere in the world, including India.