Itâ€™s been five years since Xiaomi entered the Indian market. Since then, it has gone on to become the largest selling smartphone brand in the country with over 30% market share. Xiaomi has been known for its affordable smartphones that came with specs that could challenge mid-segments ones.
And with its latest smartphone, Xiaomi has taken it a notch higher packing its 'Alpha' flagship with premium specifications and several firsts for the company.
At a packed event in Delhi, Xiaomi launched its Redmi K series with Redmi K20 and K20 Pro.
Both, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro feature a 6.39-inch 19.5:9 full HD+ AMOLED Horizon Display with minimal bezels on all sides. This is the first smartphone from Xiaomi to feature an AMOLED display. Xiaomi has also done away with notches on the screen, achieving a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. The front camera is a 20MP pop-up camera and there is an in-display fingerprint sensor.
If there is one thing that really stands out in the K20 series, it is the design. Xiaomi has introduced Aura Prime design language. "The ergonomics flow to the rear of the devices with 3D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5 giving Redmi K20 series 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 company says.
The Redmi K20 phones come in colours inspired by Fire & Ice: Glacier Blue, Flame Red and Carbon Black colour variants.
There is also a pulsating notification LED that sits on top of the pop-up camera mechanism along with a 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 with a bold red accent on the power button.
Redmi K20 Pro runs on Qualcomm Snapdragonâ„¢ 855 mobile platform, a first for Redmi phones. 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, which the company claims makes it one of the most powerful smartphones in the world.
Redmi K20, on the other hand comes with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC.
Redmi K20 Pro packs a triple camera setup. This includes a 48MP AI primary camera with Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP 2x telephoto camera and 13MP ultra-wide camera with a 124.8Â° field of view.
Redmi K20 features a similar AI triple rear camera with a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor.
The camera also has features such as a night mode and Sky Scape mode.f
The selfie camera comes with fall detection, which makes the pop-up camera retract automatically in case of a drop.
The smartphones come with 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 and K20 Pro come with P2i nano-coating making the phones splash-proof, while Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and rear of both phones make them durable and long-lasting.
Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W â€˜SonicChargeâ€™ 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 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.
The Redmi K20 Pro: The 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant is priced at Rs. 27,999 and the 8GB RAM, 256GB storage variant is Rs. 30,999.
The Redmi K20: The 6GB RAM, 64GB storage variant is Rs. 21,999, while the 6GB RAM, 128GB storage variant will cost you Rs. 23,999.
Both phones will go on sale starting July 22 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.