Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro: What’s the Difference Between the Two?

The Redmi K20 offers 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage, whereas the Redmi K20 Pro comes with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage.

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Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro: What’s the Difference Between the Two?

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro come with same design and display

Highlights
  • Redmi K20 Pro comes with hardware DC dimming support
  • Redmi K20 is powered by the Snapdragon 730 SoC and packs 6GB of RAM
  • Redmi K20 Pro houses Snapdragon 855 SoC

Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro phones in India today. The two phones offer great specifications on paper, including a pop-up selfie camera, a triple rear camera setup, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. While the two Redmi phones feature a number of similarities, they also have a few differences that set them apart and justify the different price tags. As we get ready for their availability next week, here's a quick comparison to see exact which features and specifications of the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro are same or different. 

Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro price in India compared

The Redmi K20 price in India starts at Rs. 21,999 for the base 6GB RAM + 64GB storage variant. The 6GB + 128GB variant has been priced at Rs. 23,999. It will be available in Carbon Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue colour option. The first sale of the Redmi K20 will commence through Flipkart, Mi.com, and Mi Home stores at 12pm (noon) IST on July 22. A Premium Hard Cover worth Rs. 999 will bundled in the retail box.

In contrast, the Redmi K20 Pro price has been set at Rs. 27,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, whereas its 8GB RAM + 256GB storage option carries a price tag of Rs. 30,999. Redmi K20 Pro will also be available in Carbon Black, Flame Red, and Glacier Blue colour options. The first sale will commence alongside Redmi K20 on the same channels. Redmi K20 Pro buyers will also get a Premium Hard Cover worth Rs. 999 bundled in the retail box.

Redmi K20 Pro vs Redmi K20 specifications

Before we start with the differences, let's look at all the similarities. The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro both sport similar design, support dual-SIM slots (Nano) and include an in-screen fingerprint scanner. The phones run on Android 9 Pie with MIUI 10 on top and feature a 6.39-inch AMOLED full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) screen with 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 91.9 percent screen to body ratio.

Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro camera

On the imaging front, Redmi has packed an AI-powered triple rear camera setup on the smartphones, which houses a 48-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.75 lens, a 13-megapixel secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens, and a third 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 lens. There is 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera onboard as well. Rear camera on the Redmi K20 Pro supports 60fps and 30fps 4K video shooting, while the K20 only supports 30fps 4k video shooting. Additionally, the Redmi K20's 48-megapixel camera comes with Sony IMX582 sensor, whereas Redmi K20 Pro gets the Sony IMX586 sensor.

In terms of the connectivity options, you will get Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and GPS on the smartphones. The dimensions and the weight of the two phones are also the same at 156.7x74.3x8.8mm and the phones weigh 191 grams.

Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro processor

Now the differences, the Redmi K20 Pro is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with one core clocked at 2.85GHz, three cores at 2.42GHz, and four at 1.8GHz, coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. The Redmi K20, on the other hand, is powered by octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 SoC.

Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro Storage

The Redmi K20 offers 6GB of RAM, while the Redmi K20 Pro offers up to 8GB of RAM. Internal storage of the Pro variant goes up to 256GB of onboard storage, while K20 storage options max out at 128GB.

Redmi K20 vs Redmi K20 Pro battery, fast charging support

The Redmi K20 Pro comes with a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging, whereas the Redmi K20 comes with the same 4,000mAh battery but offers up to 18W fast charging. However, both the phones will bundle 18W chargers in the box. Xiaomi will sell the 27W SonicCharge fast charge adapter at Rs. 999 separately for users to buy for the Redmi K20 Pro. This adapter will be made available in India at a later date. Lastly, the Redmi K20 Pro comes with hardware DC dimming support, while the K20 variant lacks this support.

Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro vs Xiaomi Redmi K20 comparison
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GENERAL
Brand-Xiaomi
Model-Redmi K20
Release date-28th May 2019
Launched in India-Yes
Body type-Glass
Dimensions (mm)-156.70 x 74.30 x 8.80
Weight (g)-191.00
Battery capacity (mAh)-4000
Fast charging-Proprietary
Colours-Carbon Black, Glacier Blue, Flame Red
DISPLAY
Screen size (inches)-6.39
Resolution-1080x2340 pixels
Protection type-Gorilla Glass
Aspect ratio-19.5:9
Pixels per inch (PPI)-403
HARDWARE
Processor-1.8GHz octa-core (6x1.8GHz + 2x2.2GHz)
Processor make-Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
RAM-6GB
Internal storage-64GB
Expandable storage-No
Dedicated microSD slot-No
CAMERA
Rear camera-48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)
Rear autofocus-Yes
Rear flash-Yes
Front camera-20-megapixel (f/2.2, 0.8-micron)
Front flash-No
SOFTWARE
Operating system-Android Pie
Skin-MIUI 10
CONNECTIVITY
Wi-Fi standards supported-802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth-Yes, v 5.00
NFC-No
USB Type-C-Yes
Number of SIMs-2
Wi-Fi Direct-Yes
Active 4G on both SIM cards-Yes
SIM 1
SIM Type-Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE-Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type-Nano-SIM
4G/ LTE-Yes
SENSORS
Face unlock-Yes
Fingerprint sensor-Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer-Yes
Proximity sensor-Yes
Accelerometer-Yes
Ambient light sensor-Yes
Gyroscope-Yes
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Excellent performance
  • Very good battery life
  • Versatile cameras
  • Great value for money
  • Bad
  • 4K video quality could be better
  • Slow front camera pop-up mechanism
Display6.39-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 855
Front Camera20-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 13-megapixel
RAM6GB
Storage128GB
Battery Capacity4000mAh
OSAndroid Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Smooth, lag-free performance
  • Appealing design
  • Great battery life
  • Bad
  • Underwhelming low-light camera performance
  • Quite slippery
  • No expandable storage
  • Slow front camera pop-up mechanism
Display6.39-inch
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 730
Front Camera20-megapixel
Rear Camera48-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 13-megapixel
RAM6GB
Storage64GB
Battery Capacity4000mAh
OSAndroid Pie
Resolution1080x2340 pixels
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