Redmi K20 Pro has finally launched in India. The device was launched alongside its cheaper alternative, the Redmi K20. The K20 Pro was dubbed as a Flagship Killer 2.0 by Redmi soon after the launch of the OnePlus 7 Pro and was also believed to be the successor to the Pocophone F1 which was released last year by Xiaomi.
Xiaomi has gained a strong foothold in the Indian smartphone market, controlling well over 29% of the industry, and the Redmi brand is leading the charge with the most sales. The Redmi K20 Pro could be considered an ideal successor to the POCO F1 because it features similar attributes to the latter. The POCO F1 was Xiaomi’s most affordable ‘flagship’ which packed in top-of-the-line specs at a low price. It was aimed at people looking to get the premium experience without pinching their pockets for it.
The Redmi K20 Pro follows the same path, as it packs the latest high-end internals and offers a premium experience to users.
The Redmi K20 Pro has a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2340X1080p and Gorilla Glass 5. It houses a 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and an Adreno 640 GPU. The display features no notches or camera-cutouts.
The phone comes in two storage options: 6GB + 128GB version and the 8GB + 256GB version.
On the camera front, the Redmi K20 Pro has a triple rear camera setup with a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.75 aperture, a 13MP wide-angle sensor with f/2.4 aperture, and an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom. The phone supports 4K video recording at 60fps, and 960fps slow motion video recording. On the front of the device, there is a pop-up selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture which shoots at 20MP.
The phone also comes with an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. It houses a massive 4,000mAh battery that makes the device a powerhouse. The K20 Pro also supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 up to 27W.
The lack of a cutout on the Redmi K20 Pro means you get an all-screen front, and the minimal bezels at the top and bottom create an immersive experience when playing games or viewing videos on the device. The phone also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack on the top (Yes, you read it correctly!) and a USB-C port on the bottom for the charger.
It supports HDR, so you can enjoy HDR content on YouTube, Netflix, and even when gaming. It also features an always-on display. As mentioned above, the Redmi K20 Pro could be considered an ideal successor to the POCO F1. This is also evident from the fact that the phone runs on the POCO launcher out of the box.
The device has a gradient finish at the back and comes in three different colour options: Carbon Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue.
The Redmi K20 Pro is the most affordable flagship-level phone you can buy. The 6GB + 128GB variant will cost you Rs. 27,999 and the 8GB + 256GB variant will cost you Rs. 30,999. You can buy the phone from Mi.com or Flipkart.com starting July 22. Redmi is also offering the 27W Sonic Charger for Rs. 999 as the phone does not ship with the fast charger included.
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