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The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro - All you need to know about Xiaomi's bonafide flagship killers

The real flagship killer. (Source: MI)
The real flagship killer. (Source: Mi)
Redmi, yesterday, unveiled its two newest premium phones, the K20 and K20 Pro, reminding the world once more that flagships don't have to cost a million bucks. Here's all you need to know about the duo, including the subtle differences between them.
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Yesterday, Redmi unveiled its two latest premium devices, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro. The two devices are the first premium phones to come out of the brand's stables since its inception earlier this year. They were designed to be "flagship killers" and manage to deliver on that promise. On paper, at least. Here's all you need to know about the K20 and K20 Pro.

Redmi K20 Pro

  • 6.39-INCH Samsung AMOLED display with AOD
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Snapdragon 855
  • 48 MP Sony IMX586 with f/1.75 aperture
  • 8 MP telephoto (2x optical zoom) Omnivision OV8856 with f/2.4 aperture
  • 13 MP 124.8-degree wide-angle Samsung S5K3L6 with f/2.4 aperture
  • 960 FPS slow-mo video, 4K @60 FPS
  • 20 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 4000 mAh battery with 27 W fast charge
  • NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack

Redmi K20

  • 6.39-INCH AMOLED display with AOD
  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Snapdragon 730
  • 6/64, 6/128, 8/256 GB
  • 48 MP Sony sensor with f/1.75 aperture
  • 8 MP telephoto lens (2x optical zoom) with f/2.4 aperture
  • 13 MP 124.8-degree wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture
  • 960 FPS slow-mo video, 4K @30 FPS
  • 20 MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture
  • 4000 mAh battery with 18 W fast charge
  • NFC, USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphone jack

The two devices don't have much separating them but there are some differences. 

Redmi K20 Pro

  • Snapdragon 855
  • UFS 2.1
  • 27 W max fast charge
  • 48 MP Sony IMX 586
  • Dual band GPS
  • 4K @ 60FPS

Redmi K20

  • Snapdragon 730
  • Unspecified storage type, possibly eMMC
  • 18 W fast charge
  • 48 MP Sony IMX 582
  • Single band GPS
  • 4K @ 30FPS

This is how pricing goes for the phones:

Redmi K20 Pro

  • 6/64 GB: US$362
  • 6/128: US$376
  • 8/128 GB: US$405
  • 8/256 GB: US$434

Redmi K20

  • 6/64 GB: US$289
  • 6/128 GB: US$304

The devices are currently available in China and are expected to make their way over to India in the coming weeks. They will likely be sold as the Xiaomi Mi 9T and Mi 9T Pro in Europe, though.

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Ricci Rox, 2019-05-29 (Update: 2019-05-29)