Redmi Launches Its First Flagship Smartphone Redmi K20 Pro

Best-selling Redmi K20 Pro in India smartphone market (Source: Xiaomi)

On May 28, Redmi launched its first real flagship device, the Redmi K20 Pro. Alongside it, Redmi also released a non-pro version with lower specs, the Redmi K20. The two phones are priced starting at 2,499 yuan (~$360) and 1,999 yuan (~$290) respectively.

Redmi flagship K20 Pro launch event (source: Redmi)

The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with a 7th-generation in-screen fingerprint sensor technology. The fingerprint recognition hardware and software have been optimized to improve the sensor’s rate and speed.

Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature a 6.39-inch display (source: Redmi)

The K20 Pro is also the first in the smartphone industry to adopt a hardware DC dimming solution for its AMOLED display, which ensures color accuracy and eliminates flickering that often results from cameras filming a smartphone screen.

The 20MP selfie camera is installed into a pop-up module, a popular design solution adopted by many Chinese smartphone manufacturers to provide a full display. Redmi stressed the module’s durability and claimed that the pop-up camera can be opened and closed 100 times a day and still last for about 10 years.

Redmi K20 Pro pop-up camera ( (source: Redmi))

The new flagship also sports a triple rear camera set-up with a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor. Additionally, there is a 3MP ultra-wide angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens.

triple rear camera set-up with a 48MP Sony (source: Redmi)

Featuring a large 4,000mAh battery, the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro have power to last through a day of heavy use. The Pro supports 27W quick charging. and can charge up to 58 percent in 30 minutes.

Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W quick charging (source: Redmi 20)

The K20 Pro is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, whereas the K20 features the Snapdragon 730, making it a more affordable option for consumers.

K20 Pro powered by Snapdragon 855 chipset (source: Redmi)

The phones come in three colors; Carbon Black, Flame Red and Glacier Blue.

Redmi K20 Pro (source: Redmi)

Price Redmi K20 Pro:

2499 yuan (~$360) for 6GB/64GB
2599 yuan (~$375) for 6GB/128GB
2799 yuan (~$405) for 8GB/128GB
2999 yuan (~$435) for 8GB/256GB

Redmi K20 smartphone (source: Redmi)

Price Redmi K20:

1999 yuan (~$290) for 6GB/64GB
2099 yuan (~$305) for 6GB/128GB

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