Xiaomi unveils Flagship Killer 2.0 to take on OnePlus 7 Pro

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May 28, 2019
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Xiaomi with its sub-brand Redmi has focused exclusively on the budget segment but that is going to change with the Redmi K20 series but to an extent. As promised by the Xiaomi’s VP Manu Jain, who claimed that Redmi’s next phone will snatch the title from OnePlus to become true flagship killer, has now perhaps fulfilled his ambition.

Redmi has introduced K20 Pro and K20, its Flagship Killer 2.0 project at an event held in Beijing, China. The Redmi K20 Pro is the most powerful phone to feature Redmi branding, whereas the Redmi K20 retains a similar design and most of the specs but at an even lower price point.

Redmi K20 Pro Specs

The Redmi K20 Pro is the cheapest flagship phone to feature the Snapdragon 855 chipset. The phone packs almost everything from the hardware point of view, with the phone featuring a 6.39-inch FHD+ OLED display and an in-display fingerprint sensor. There’s no cutout at the front, and that’s because you get a retractable front camera module that features a 20MP sensor. The sensor pops up in under a second, and you’ll be able to customize the activation sound.

The phone’s back design has a gradient pattern and three cameras, with a 48MP primary sensor that features Sony’s IMX 586 module — the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro. There’s also an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and a 13MP wide-angle shooter with a 124-degree field of view. The Redmi K20 Pro has a 4000mAh battery with 27W wired charging, with Xiaomi noting that a full charge from flat will take just over 70 minutes.

Redmi K20 Specs

On the other hand, Redmi K20 is one of the first phones to be powered by a Snapdragon 730. It also has a 48MP camera at the back, but the module used is a Sony IMX 582. It has the same telephoto and wide-angle lens as the K20 Pro, as well as the same 20MP front shooter. It also has a 4000mAh battery, but with 18W wired charging.

Pricing:

Xiaomi is selling four variants of the Redmi K20 Pro: the base model with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage costs $360. Whereas the Redmi K20 will go on sale from June 6 in China and will retail for just $290 for the 6GB/64GB option.

More details about the phones’ features will emerge out as soon as we get to see hands-on images of the phone on the internet.

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