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Flagship Redmi K20 series hits the Indian market with cutting-edge tech

Redmi K20 and K20 Pro promise a flagship experience; feature Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 and 730 processors, AMOLED displays, 48MP AI triple cameras, 20MP Pop-up selfie cameras and more 

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

Redmi K20 series – Outperform Every Day

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Redmi K20 and K20 Pro promise a flagship, high-end user experience with the latest tech powering both devices. The Redmi K20 series is designed to be ahead of the curve, and is set to catch the fancy of those who aspire to outperform everyday.

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 Redmi K20 series achieves an incredible 91.9% screen-to-body ratio — one of the highest in the industry. 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 series introduces the beautiful Aura Prime design language, which makes it exceptionally beautiful while retaining functionality at the same time. 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 glass itself is a part of the intricate stack on the rear of the phone that gives Redmi K20 series its characteristic, distinctive 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, adding to the charisma — with a bold red accent on the power button.

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, which can last upto 2 days in regular usage conditions. Both the phones come with USB Type-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack and fast-charge support. Redmi K20 series comes with the highest quality standards; 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. Other intuitive quality improvements include fall detection, which makes the pop-up camera retract automatically in case of a drop.

Speaking on the occasion, Manu Jain, Managing Director, Xiaomi India, and Vice President, Xiaomi, said, “We are thrilled to launch the Redmi K20 series in India. As the first of our Redmi flagship series in India, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro truly redefine the ultimate flagship experience. While the premium 20K+ segment was relatively small traditionally, we are beginning to see massive growth in this segment. We hope Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 will completely disrupt this segment with the kind of experience on offer. 

“Featuring the new pop-up camera along with an AMOLED screen, as well as an in-display fingerprint sensor, the phones offer our Mi Fans the best of cutting-edge technology with high quality at truly honest pricing. We are also delighted to share that our Mi Fans can experience the all-new Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 and Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730 in Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 respectively, thus bringing power-packed performance to all users in India.

Redmi K20 Pro – The Alpha Flagship

Redmi K20 Pro is a true flagship; a power user’s delight. It 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). The Snapdragon 855, with its tri-cluster architecture (1 x Prime core, 3 x Gold cores, 4 x Silver cores) and 7nm architecture, gives Redmi K20 Pro immense processing prowess, making it one of the most powerful smartphones in the world.

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 threeFire 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.

Redmi K20 – Expand your Horizon

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. This makes Redmi K20 one of the most powerful phones in the mid-premium segment.

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.

Redmi K20 series: Quick specs

Redmi K20 ProRedmi K20
Octa-core 2.84GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855Octa-core 2.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730
Triple rear camera with EIS, PDAF

48MP Sony IMX586 with Laser Autofocus

13MP wide-angle lens with 124.8° FOV

8MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom

Triple rear camera with EIS, PDAF

48MP Sony IMX582

13MP wide-angle lens with 124.8° FOV

8MP telephoto lens with 2x zoom

6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB variants6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB variants
16.2cm (6.39) AMOLED Horizon Display

19.5:9 aspect ratio, 91.9% screen:body ratio

FHD+ display (2340 x 1080)

2.5D Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 protection

20MP pop-up front camera with AI Portrait mode

Pulsating notification LED on pop-up camera (edge-lit module)

Fall protection

Dual SIM Dual VoLTE with Carrier Aggregation
4000mAh battery with fast charging

In-box 18W charger, 27W SonicCharge adapter available on Mi.com

7th gen in-display fingerprint sensor

AI face unlock

156.7mm × 74.3mm × 8.8mm

191g

Lightest Flagship with full screen experience (Pop-up or Slider)

P2i splash proof nano-coating
Aura Prime design with Fire & Ice colours

3D curved back with Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5


Availability

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 an honest price of INR 27,999 for the 6GB+128GB variant and INR 30,999 for the 8GB+256GB variant.

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

Both phones will go on sale starting 12 pm 22nd July across Mi.com, Flipkart and Mi Homes. It will also be available across all offline retail stores in the coming days – Mi Studio, Mi Stores, Mi Preferred Partners and all other retail shops.

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).

Alpha Sale

Buyers who participated in the Alpha Sale can complete their transactions on Mi.com and Flipkart.com starting 8 pm today, i.e, 17th July. All Alpha sale users will be eligible for an INR 2000 cashback upon using ICICI Bank credit cards.

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