Here’s when Xiaomi is bringing the Redmi K20 series to India (Update)

Xiaomi redmi K20 Pro render rear glass and pop up camera Xiaomi

Update, July 5, 2019 (5:35AM ET): Xiaomi revealed a month ago that the Redmi K20 series would come to India “in six weeks.” Mercifully, the company has finally announced a specific launch date for the devices in the market.

The brand announced a July 17 launch date for India via Twitter, which means we’re just under two weeks away from launch.

It’s not the first time the Redmi K20 has launched outside of China, as it launched in Europe as the Mi 9T last month. But it will mark the first time we officially see the Redmi K20 Pro outside Xiaomi’s home market.

Both phones offer a 4,000mAh battery, 20MP pop-up selfie camera, triple rear camera (48MP+13MP ultra wide+8MP telephoto), and an in-display fingerprint sensor. Otherwise, the Pro model offers a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, 64GB to 256GB of storage, and 27 watt charging. Meanwhile, the standard variant offers a Snapdragon 730 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of storage, and 18 watt charging.

Original article, June 3, 2019 (8:36AM ET): Xiaomi has confirmed the anticipated Redmi K20 series is coming to India within the next six weeks. The company made the announcement on Twitter via its official Redmi India channel earlier today, though it didn’t provide any more specific details.

The Redmi K20 series includes the standard Redmi K20 and the more powerful Redmi K20 Pro. Xiaomi launched both phones in China last week — we have everything you need to know about them here — but the company didn’t reveal global availability details at that time.

The six-week timeframe for India means the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro should arrive by Monday, July 15. They almost certainly won’t arrive before the end of June, but we’ll let you know when we have more concrete details.

  Redmi K20 Pro Redmi K20
Display 6.39-inch AMOLED
2,340 x 1,080
403 PPI
HDR
6.39-inch AMOLED
2,340 x 1,080
403 PPI
HDR
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Octa-core
7nm
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Octa-core
8nm
GPU Adreno 640 Adreno 618
RAM 6GB/8GB 6GB/8GB
Storage 64GB/128GB/256GB 64GB/128GB/256GB
Cameras Rear

Main: 48MP, f/1.75, 0.8 microns, Sony IMX586
Ultra-wide: 13MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 124.8 degree FOV
Telephoto: 8MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 2x optical zoom

Front: 20MP, f/2.2, 0.8 microns
Rear

Main: 48MP, f/1.75, 0.8 microns, Sony IMX582
Ultra-wide: 13MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 124.8 degree FOV
Telephoto: 8MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 2x optical zoom

Front: 20MP, f/2.2, 0.8 microns
Audio 3.5mm port
AAC/LDAC/aptX/aptX-HD/aptX-adaptive
3.5mm port
AAC/LDAC/aptX/aptX-HD/aptX-adaptive
Battery 4,000mAh
Non-removable
27 watt fast charging
18 watt charger included
4,000mAh
Non-removable
18 watt fast charging
IP rating N/A N/A
Sensors Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Camera laser focus
E-compass
Gyroscope
In-display fingerprint
Proximity
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
E-compass
Gyroscope
In-display fingerprint
Proximity
Network LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
LTE TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
LTE B41 (2535 – 2655 120MHz)
WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
CDMA EVDO: BC0
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA 1X: BC0
LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
LTE TDD:B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
LTE B41(2535–2655 120MHz)
WCDMA:B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
CDMA EVDO: BC0
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA 1X: BC0
Connectivity USB-C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5Ghz
Bluetooth 5.0
USB-C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5Ghz
Bluetooth 5.0
SIM Dual Nano-SIM Dual Nano-SIM
Software MIUI 10
Android Pie
MIUI 10
Android Pie
Dimensions and weight 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm
191 grams
156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm
191 grams
Colors Red, Blue, Carbon Fiber Black Red, Blue, Carbon Fiber Black

The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are exciting prospects from the Redmi sub-brand. The Pro variant offers flagship-like specs, including a Snapdragon 855 chipset, at a sub-$400 price (based on the conversion from the Chinese launch prices). The K20 Pro starts at 2,499 yuan (~$362, ~25,000 rupees) while the regular K20 model begins at 1,999 yuan (~$289, ~20,000 rupees).

Xiaomi certainly thinks highly of the new phones: the company recently labeled the K20 “starkly superior to the latest One” in billboards posted alongside the OnePlus 7. Whether it turns out to be better than its OnePlus rival we’ll have to assess in our upcoming review.

We’ll have more on Xiaomi’s plans for the Redmi K20 India launch soon. Until then, what are your thoughts on the upcoming handsets? Do you think the K20 will best the OnePlus 7? Let me know in the comments.

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