This is the Xiaomi Redmi K20 PRO mobile phone, and it was announced with the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC, 48-megapixels lens, triple rear cameras, and in-display fingerprint scanner.
Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi, announced the both mobile phones, Redmi K20 and K20 PRO on Tuesday, at a press event in Beijing. Which happens to be their flagship phones.
But the Redmi K20 PRO, is the company’s “Flagship Killer 2.0”. Although, both phones arrives with similar and identical specs and features.
Frankly, REDMI have been doing well so far since, they were was announced as a single independent company. All thanks to their first smartphone lineup out of the Redmi brand.
Which is the Redmi Note 7 series, and it has been a huge selling for the company, having sold over 10 million of the series sold in just 129 days.
And the Redmi K20 and K2O PRO is the company’s first Smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera module. Much like the Vivo Z5x, which also happens to the company’s first Smartphone with hole-punch display.
Even the Realme X, OnePlus 7 PRO is also the company’s first phone with pop-up selfie snapper. Which are Realme and OnePlus. This is incredible and unexpected.
Redmi K20 PRO Specs
*. Display: 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED HDR display with 103.8% NTSC Color Gamut, 600nit brightness
*. Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform (1 x 2.84GHz Kryo 485 + 3 x 2.42GHz Kryo 485 + 4x 1.80GHz Kryo 485)
*. GPU: Adreno 640
*. RAM: 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X
*. Storage: 64GB / 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10
*. SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)
– Back camera: 48MP rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/1.75 aperture, 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, 6P lens, 8MP 1/4″ telephoto lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture, 13MP 1/3″ 124.8° ultra-wide sensor, 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture
– Front camera: 20MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint sensor: In-display fingerprint sensor
*. Dimensions: 156.7 × 74.3 × 8.8mm
*. Weight: 191g
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9340 Hi-Fi audio chip, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS (L1 + L2 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C
*. Battery: 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging
Design and Display
The Redmi K2O phone comes with an 3D four-curved large arc body, which is also the same with Redmi K20 Android Smartphone.
Actually, the Redmi K2O PRO back panel design with a flame pattern in blue and red, is impressive. Although, there is a unique kevlar gradient texture in black version.
Like the OnePlus 7 PRO, being the company’s most advanced and top-end phone ever. The Redmi K2O PRO is similar to such award also.
As it comes with a 6.39-inch Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio AMOLED HDR display with 103.8% NTSC Color Gamut, 600nit brightness.
It boasts of a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio, this radically explains the 2.1mm narrrow bezels, and it is just a notch-less Smartphone.
Being a mobile handset without a single notch display, the company coupled a pop-up selfie mechanism inside the top-side of the phone.
There is no fingerprint sensor scanner at the back, because a UD seventh-generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor with 3P lens that is equivalent to a 7.2μm macro camera, was mounted inside the screen display.
And the company touted that it is 100% higher than the previous generation’s photosensitive area, and the finger area is also increased by 15%, which can capture the fingerprint optical signal better.
The Redmi K20 PRO comes in Flame Red, Glacier Blue and Carbon Fiber Black colors options. While the company’s logo design sits at the bottom back of the phone.
Camera and Connectivity
The Redmi K20 PRO arrives with a triple rear camera setup, and a single front facing selfie snapper, which is mounted inside the pop-up mechanism.
An AI-powered triple camera lens mounted at the back of the smartphone, and includes the main 48-megapixel primary shooter with Sony IMX586 sensor and an f/1.75 lens, a 13-megapixel secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens, and a third 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 lens.
But the selfie pop-up mechanism houses a single 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. It is also enhanced by an Artificial Intelligence (AI) features.
The back rear camera setup, also supports 960fps slow-mo video recording. It also comes with 3.5mm audio jack, Qualcomm Aqstic WCD9340 Hi-Fi audio chip, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS (L1 + L2 Dual Band) + GLONASS, NFC, USB Type-C as its network and connectivity.
Performance and Battery
The Redmi K20 PRO is powered by an Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform, clocked at an Octa-core 2.85GHz, three cores at 2.42GHz, and four at 1.8GHz and it is also accompanied by a GPU of Adreno 640, for graphic processor.
It is available in different variants, there is the 6GB LPDDR4X RAM with 64GB / 128GB (UFS 2.1) storage, and the top-notch 8GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS 2.1) storage.
Fortunately, you can easily expandable the storage up to 512GB via a dedicated microSD card slot. Which is unlike the OnePlus phones, like the OnePlus 7 series, which can not be expandable.
Redmi K20 PRO runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10, and the power house of the phone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support, charged via a USB Type-C port.
The 27W standard is already seen in the Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Black Shark 2. However, Weibing claimed that it can charge 58% in 30 minutes and completely fill the power cell in 74 minutes.
Price of Redmi K20 PRO
The Redmi K20 PRO is available in four different model, and thankfully, the company has listed the mobile phone prices in different country’s currencies.
The Redmi K20 PRO’s 6GB + 64GB, is priced at 2499, which is around $361 / €323, while the 6GB + 128GB model gores for 2599, around $377 / €337.
And the 8GB + 128GB variant is priced at 2799, within the price range of $405 / €362, but the top-end 8GB + 256GB variant goes for 2999, which is also around $434 / €388.
Definitely, Redmi announced the K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones for their customers, that wants something more than the normal budgeted and affordable Smartphones.