Xiaomi entered the Indian market with a huge splash in 2014, selling its Mi 3 with the then-flagship Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor at an extremely low price. However, the company has concentrated more on its entry-level and mid-budget Redmi models for a while now. The new Redmi K20 Pro builds on the popular Redmi name but takes Xiaomi back into high-end territory. Priced starting at Rs. 27,999 with its top-end Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, this phone undercuts even OnePlus, which has been the go-to brand for affordable flagship phones for quite some time now. The Redmi K20 Pro offers many of the features and capabilities of the OnePlus 7 and even the higher priced OnePlus 7 Pro.
The K20 Pro is a part of the new K series of smartphones from Redmi. It is the flagship smartphone and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC. This smartphone sports a 6.39-inch AMOLED display which makes it the first Redmi smartphone with an AMOLED display. The big display dominates the front of the smartphone and the K20 Pro has a 91.9% screen-to-body ratio. It is a FHD+ HDR panel and has good viewing angles and adequate brightness to be visible outdoors.
Xiaomi has also opted for a unique gradient pattern for the back which helps the device stand out. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection at the front and the back which helps the smartphone resist wear caused by daily use. The Redmi K20 Pro is available in two variants, 6GB RAM with 128GB storage and 8GB RAM with 256GB storage, priced at Rs. 27,999 and Rs. 30,999 respectively.
It sports a triple camera setup at the back consisting of a 48-megapixel primary sensor, 13-megapixel ultra-wide angle sensor and an 8-megapixel tele-photo sensor. It has a 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera. These cameras deliver good photos during the day and we liked the smartphone's macro performance. Portraits were very good and the phone did manage edge detection well.
The Redmi K20 Pro runs MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie. The UI does have useful features but is riddled with spammy notifications throughout the day. The Redmi K20 Pro packs in a 4,000mAh battery that delivers more than a day and a half of battery life. It ran very well in our HD video loop test and we manage to go beyond a day with our usage.
The advantage the K20 Pro has over its competition is in terms of price. It is the most affordable smartphone with a Qualcomm 855 SoC in India. However, Xiaomi's sale model might make it hard to get your hands on one.
|Product Name||Price in India|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Carbon Black||₹ 23,295|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Flame Red||₹ 23,650|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Glacier Blue||₹ 23,650|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM, 128GB) - Pearl White||₹ 23,899|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) - Flame Red||₹ 27,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) - Carbon Black||₹ 27,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) - Pearl White||₹ 27,999|
|Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (8GB RAM, 256GB) - Glacier Blue||₹ 27,999|
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro price in India starts from ₹ 23,295. The lowest price of Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is ₹ 23,295 at Tata Cliq, and is available in Carbon Black, Flame Red, Glacier Blue, and Pearl White colours.
|Model||Redmi K20 Pro|
|Release date||28th May 2019|
|Launched in India||Yes|
|Dimensions (mm)||156.70 x 74.30 x 8.80|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||4000|
|Fast charging||Quick Charge 4.0|
|Colours||Carbon Black, Flame Red, Glacier Blue, Pearl White|
|Screen size (inches)||6.39|
|Protection type||Gorilla Glass|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||403|
|Processor make||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855|
|Dedicated microSD slot||No|
|Rear camera||48-megapixel (f/1.75, 1.6-micron) + 13-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron) + 8-megapixel (f/2.4, 1.12-micron)|
|Rear autofocus||PDAF and laser autofocus|
|Front camera||20-megapixel (f/2.2, 0.8-micron)|
|Operating system||Android 9|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||802.11 ac|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v 5.00|
|Number of SIMs||2|
|Active 4G on both SIM cards||Yes|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|