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Redmi K20, K20 Pro launch in India today: Livestream, expected price, specifications

Redmi K20, K20 Pro launch in India today: Livestream, expected price, specifications”

After last year's Poco F1, Xiaomi is once again gunning for the top spot in the affordable premium smartphone ($400-$700) segment in India - which is now held by OnePlus.

At an event in New Delhi, Chinese smartphone brand, Xiaomi, took wraps off the much-anticipated Redmi K20 series. Both smartphones come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED with an on-screen fingerprint sensor and a 4000 mAh battery. With HDR display and Widevine L1 support, the handsets support HDR streaming from Netflix and YouTube. The phones have a 91.6 per cent screen-to-body-ratio and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Both the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will come in three color variants namely Glacier Blue, Flame Red, and Carbon Black. Further, the Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 run MIUI 10 based on Android Pie. The phone weighs 191 grams because of the glass back.

On the specifications front, the Redmi K20 Pro and Redmi K20 share many similarities. The front camera also supports AI Face Unlock, along with Panorama selfie, AI scene detection and AI portrait mode. While the Redmi K20 Pro variant is a flagship device and comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the Redmi K20 features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 chipset. Redmi K20 Pro will have a special variant at Rs 4.8 lakh, according to the company, though prices of the regular variants remain unknown.

OnePlus 7 comes with 48-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear camera setup. Both phones also feature 8-megapixel telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom and 13-megapixel ultrawide lens with f/2.4 aperture and 124.8-degree field of view. It has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera as well. It comes with 4000 mAh battery and 26W Sonic charger.

Connectivity options on the K20 Pro include Dual 4G, VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, Global Positioning System and GLONASS. Lastly, the K20 Pro is backed by a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support.

The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro comes in two variants- 6GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB and there's no 6GB+64GB variant as expected. The Redmi K20 Pro particularly has 27W fast charging support, while the Redmi K20 has 18W fast charging. The Aura design language which Xiaomi introduced with the Redmi Note 7 Pro has been carried forward with the "Aura Prime" design on the Redmi K20 Pro. The most expensive storage variant of the smartphone is priced at Yuan 2999 (around Rs 30,000) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage version.

Other users will benefit from the first sale on July 22, where the devices will be available on Flipkart and the Mi website.

Xiaomi has not only shared the first look of the new color variant but also asked its fans to name the new color option.



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