Killer 2.0 is here, Xiaomi launches Redmi K20 and K20 Pro

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Redmi K20 and K20 Pro
Redmi K20 and K20 Pro

Xiaomi, India’s number one smartphone brand, today announced the much-anticipated Redmi K20 series of smartphones — Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro.

Both, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro feature a 16.2cm (6.39) 19.5:9 full HD+ AMOLED Horizon Display with minimal bezels on all sides. Coupled with a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, the Horizon AMOLED Display comes with 7th generation in-display fingerprint scanner and is protected by curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 on both phones. 

Redmi K20 and K20 Pro

The ergonomics flow to the rear of the devices with 3D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 giving Redmi K20 series an easy handfeel and gorgeous looks. The Redmi K20 phones come with an industry-first colours inspired by Fire & Ice, in Glacier Blue, Flame Red and Carbon Black colour variants.

The aesthetics department is completed by the pulsating notification LED that sits on top of the pop-up camera mechanism (tested to work at least 300,000 times) along with a stylish halo ring around the camera module. Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are the only flagship phones with the edge-lit module around the pop-up selfie camera.

Redmi K20 series comes with an AI triple camera setup, comprising of a 48MP main camera, 8MP telephoto and a 13MP wide-angle. 

It is powered by a huge 4,000 mAh battery, and comes with USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and fast-charge support. The P2i nano-coating makes the phones splash-proof, while Gorilla® Glass 5 on the front and rear of both phones make them durable and long-lasting, beautiful pieces of tech.

Redmi K20 is the first Redmi phone to be based on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 mobile platform, which is the fastest processor in the world (45% faster than its predecessor SD 845).

Redmi K20 Pro comes with 48MP AI primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, along with an 8MP 2x telephoto camera and 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 124.8° field of view. Available in two storage variants (6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB), Redmi K20 Pro will feature the three Fire and Ice colours mentioned previously.

A high-res DAC gives Redmi K20 Pro the ability to playback lossless audio (up to 24-bit, 192KHz), while dual GPS antennas ensure pinpoint GPS accuracy. Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W ‘SonicCharge’ and comes with an 18W charger in the box, with an option for users to purchase a 27W SonicCharge adapter from Mi.com. 

On the other hand, Redmi K20 is one of the first phones to be launched with the new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730 SoC. Snapdragon 730 is the 3rd fastest chipset to be ever launched by Qualcomm (after SD 845 and SD 855) and is 40% faster than its predecessor – the Snapdragon 710.

Redmi K20 features a similar AI triple rear camera arrangement as Redmi K20 Pro, with a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor. Redmi K20 comes in two storage variants — a 6GB/64GB starting variant, and a top-end 6GB/128GB, and will be available in the same Fire & Ice colour scheme as Redmi K20 Pro. It supports 18W fast charging and comes with 18W charger right out of the box.

Both Redmi K20 series phones will include 18W chargers and a premium hard case worth INR 999 in the box. Users can buy 27W SonicCharge adapters from Mi.com for INR 999 at a later date. 

Redmi K20 Pro is being launched at INR 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant and INR 30,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant. 

Whereas, Redmi K20 will be available for INR 21,999 for the 6GB+64GB variant and INR 23,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant.

Xiaomi also announced Mi Neckband Bluetooth Earphones for INR 1,599 and Mi Rechargeable LED Lamp for INR 1,499 (INR 1,299 for participants during the crowdfunding).