Redmi K20 series hits India, heats up the mid-range segment (Update: Open Sale!)

Redmi K20 Pro going on sale in India

Update: August 5, 2019 at 5:38 a.m. ET: The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are now readily available on open sale. The phones can be purchased on both Mi.com and Flipkart as well as offline retailers. Check them out via the links below! 

The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro might be the most eagerly anticipated Xiaomi devices in India in quite some time, and the manufacturer has finally launched the phones in the market today.

Both phones offer a 20MP pop-up selfie camera, 4,000mAh battery, 6.39-inch OLED screen (full HD+) with in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 48MP triple rear camera setup. Other shared specs include USB-C, a 3.5mm port, and NFC.

The Redmi K20 Pro might be the star attraction here, serving up a Snapdragon 855 processor, and 27 watt fast charging. Meanwhile, the standard K20 delivers a Snapdragon 730 chipset, and 18 watt charging.

  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 two phones also share a similar triple rear camera setup, featuring a 48MP main camera, a 13MP ultra-wide snapper (124.8 degree FOV), and an 8MP 2x telephoto shooter. However, the Pro variant uses the Sony IMX586 48MP sensor, while the standard model offers the IMX582 sensor. It’s reported that the IMX582 sensor doesn’t support 4K/60fps video recording like the IMX586.

Keen to get your hands on a Redmi K20 or K20 Pro? The Pro variant starts at 27,999 rupees (~$407) for the 6GB/128GB model, and 30,999 rupees (~$451) for the 8GB/256GB version. Meanwhile, the standard K20 starts at 21,999 rupees (~$320) for the 6GB/64GB variant, and 23,999 rupees (~$349) for the 6GB/128GB option. The phones will be available via the Mi India website, Mi Home stores, as well as Flipkart from July 22 at midday.

The firm is also selling the 27 watt charger for the Redmi K20 Pro separately, and it’ll set you back 999 rupees (~$15). You can also grab a red, blue, or black case for 499 rupees (~$7).

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Xiaomi held a so-called Alpha Sale earlier this month, with users guaranteed access to the device if they put down an 855 rupee (~$12) deposit. Missed out on this reservation promotion? Then you’ll just have to be quick on the draw if you want to secure a device.

The Redmi K20 series Indian launch also comes as the Realme X hits the market. The Realme device starts at 16,999 rupees (~$245) for the 4GB/128GB model, and offers a Snapdragon 710 chipset, 16MP pop-up selfie camera, OLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 48MP+5MP rear camera combo. Which device would you buy? Let us know in the comments!

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