After an endless series of leak and teaser the much awaited Redmi K20 series called "Flagship Killer 2.0" was officially announced today in China. As expected, two devices were presented in total, the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro, so let's discover the differences!
Let's start with the first real 2.0 Flagship Killer announced today, namely the Redmi K20 Pro. The smartphone is equipped with the best performing processor on the market, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, accompanied by up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory.
Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are official, here are all the specifications
Externally, the device has a glass body that includes several layers that make it shining under the light in the Red and Blue colors, while the Carbon Black variant is opaque and has a carbon fiber style motif. Inside the chassis we find instead a AMOLED panel from 6,39 inches diagonal resolution with Full HD + resolution, 19.5: 9 aspect ratio, support for DC Dimming technology, 91,9% screen-to-body ratio and lower edge of 3.8mm. Below the display we then have an advanced seventh generation optical fingerprint reader.
From a photographic point of view, the smartphone comes with a main camera from 48MP (Sony IMX586 sensor, f / 1.75 opening), a secondary with objective I telephon from 8MP and a third with lens ultra wide-angle (124,8 °) with resolution 13MP. This is the exact same setup aboard the Xiaomi Mi 9 SE, so we can expect photos of the same quality. While for selfies we will have a front camera from 20MP hidden in a pop-up mechanism.
The rest of the hardware within the Redmi K20 Pro includes a NFC module last generation, a audio jack from 3,5mm with Hi-Res certification, a large speaker and Dual-frequency GPS (L1 + L5 dual-band GPS). The smartphone will be powered by a large battery from 4000mAh which supports 27W fast charge, with the general dimensions being 156,7 × 74,3 × 8,8mm for a weight of 191 grams.
Finally, as regards the software, the new device arrives with the MIUI 10
Redmi K20 Pro Technical Data Sheet
Passing instead to the Redmi K20, the cheapest of the two comes with a mid-range processor that actually hides flagship performance (at least last year), we're talking about the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 released a few weeks ago. The CPU is then accompanied by 6GB of RAM and a maximum of 64GB of internal memory.
Everything else remains unchanged since Redmi K20 Pro, then comes with the same screen from 6,39 inches AMOLED and setup of cameras, then 48MP (Sony IMX582) + 8MP + 13MP and a frontal from 20MP. We have the same internal features that include NFC, audio jack and dual-frequency GPS. Here too the battery is from 4000mAh but this time supports the ultra fast charging to 18W.
Finally, as regards prices, the Redmi K20 with Snapdragon 730 has a starting price of 1999 Yuan or about 258 euro for the version with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory, 2099 Yuan for 128GB of memory (270 €). The Redmi K20 Pro starts from a price of 2499 Yuan, about 323 €, for the variant with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory costs 2999 Yuan, 388 euro at the exchange. Finally, you can buy an external gamepad to connect to the K20 Pro for the price of 179 yuan (23 €).
Redmi's general manager who introduced smartphones, Lu Weibing, did not talk about a global launch, so we just have to wait to see in the coming days if the devices will arrive, under what names and with what prices.
Anyway, what do you think of the K20 Pro? Do you agree with Redmi to call it the "Flagship Killer 2.0"? Let us know in the comments section below!