Redmi K20 Pro: Xiaomi’s First Flagship Level Smartphone

Xiaomi has introduced smartphones in almost all the price segments and now it is showing more credibility in launching its high-end smartphones. The company is focusing more in terms of the design, processor, camera, and gaming Xiaomi smartphones. After the decent success of Poco F1, Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro became the premium smartphones in 2019. On July 22, 2019, Xiaomi launched its Redmi K20 Pro popularly known as the “Flagship killer 2.0” in the Indian market. You might wonder why this device is called so and it’s all because of the flagship-level features it offers. It was introduced in direct competition with the OnePlus 7 smartphone in India but priced cheaper.

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Redmi K20 Pro is the first ever flagship level smartphone launched by Xiaomi. The main highlight of the smartphone is that it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 AIE chipset which is used mostly by the flagship devices. Redmi K20 Pro is priced at Rs.24294 in India. With immense potential, Redmi K20 Pro delivers on the most fronts. Being one of the best smartphones under 25000 with top specs, Redmi K20 Pro could very well be the cheapest phone in India to offer the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 AIE chipset with improved specs and features.

Redmi K20 Pro Specifications

Design
Dimensions156.7mmx74.3mmx8.8mm
Weight191g
ColorsCarbon Black, Flame Red and Glacier Blue
Display
Display Size6.39 inches (16.23cm)
Resolution2340×1080
Aspect Ratio19.5:9
Screen-to-body Ratio85.9%
Display TypeFHD+ Horizon AMOLED display
Brightness600nits
Cover GlassCorning Gorilla Glass 5
Performance
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 855 AIE
Processor1xPrime 2.84GHz + 3xGold 2.42GHz + 4xSilver 1.8GHz 7nm process
Operating SystemAndroid 9, MIUI 10
Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)Adreno 640
SecurityIn-screen fingerprint unlock, face unlock
Storage Variants
RAM6GB, 8GB
Internal Storage128GB, 256GB
Expandable MemoryNo
Battery
Capacity4000mAh
Fast Charging27W fast charging with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 support
Charger TypeUSB Type-C
Wireless ChargingNo
Camera
MegapixelsRear Camera: 48MP + 13MP + 8MP AI Triple Rear camera
Front Camera: 20MP pop-up selfie camera
ApertureRear Camera: f/1.75 (48MP), f/2.4 (13MP), f/2.4 (8MP)
Front Camera: f/2.2 (20MP)
EISYes
OISNo
FlashMonochrome Dual Flash
VideoRear Camera: UHD 4K recording @ 30fps/60fps, 1080P recording @ 30fps/60fps, 720P recording @ 30fps, 1080P slow motion video @ 120fps / 240fps / 960fps and 720P slow motion video @ 120fps / 240fps / 960fps

Front Camera: 1080P video recording @ 30fps and 720P video recording @ 30fps
FeaturesRear Camera: 124.8° wide-angle shots, 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom, AI Scene correction, dedicated night mode, motion tracking, HDR, AI edge detection
Front Camera: HDR, Panorama, AI Face recognition
Network and Connectivity
SIMDual Nano SIM with 2G/3G/4G support
Wi-FiWLAN Protocol: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2*2 MIMO
WLAN Frequency: 2.4G WiFi, 5G WiFi
MU-MIMO, WiFi Direct, WiFi Display
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm TrueWireless TM Stereo Plus
Positioning2-Band GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
BandsGSM: B2, B3, B5, B8
WCDMA: B1, B2, B5, B8
LTE TDD B38,B40, B41(120MHz)
LTE FDD B1, B3, B5, B7,B8
USB OTGYes
NFCYes
Multimedia
SpeakersIn-built
Headphone Jack3.5mm headphone jack
MicrophonesYes, with noise cancellation support
FM RadioYes
Supported MultimediaMP4, M4V, MKV, XVID, WAV, AAC, MP3, AMR, FLAC, APE
Audio Hi-Fi DAC Audio playback
Qualcomm WCD9340 independent audio chip
192KHz/24-bit audio playback
0.9cc large sound cavity design
HiFi sound quality
Hi-Res Audio certification
Video PlaybackSupports H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9
Supports HDR display when playing HDR10 video content
Other Specifications
SensorsIn-screen Fingerprint sensor
Vibration motor
Proximity sensor
Ambient light sensor
Electronic compass
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ports3.5mm headphone jack
Microphone
USB Type-C
In the box accessoriesRedmi K20 Pro
Adapter
USB Type-C Cable
SIM Eject Tool
User Guide
Warranty Card
Hard Case

Design

Redmi K20 Pro is one of Xiaomi’s best designed smartphones with a gorgeous look. It comes with the Aura Design which is so attractive and stunning. The device is well designed so as to match the flagship level specifications. The lustrous 3D curved glass design glows as when light hits it. The phone fits comfortably in the hand offering an incredibly smooth feel.It is available in three attractive colors like Carbon Black, Flame Red and Glacier Blue. Both the front and backside of the phone is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 to protect the phone from accidental damages. A red accent button on the side, holographic ring around the rear camera module and aluminum frame are the subtle changes made to K20 Pro’s design. It is a bezel-less smartphone with full screen display which sports its front camera with a pop-up module.

Redmi K20 Pro has dimensions of 156.7mmx74.3mmx8.8mm and weighs 191 grams. On the right, the phone has the volume rocker and power/standby button while the left edge is smooth. On the base, there’s the dual SIM card slot, USB Type C port and the speaker grille. There is the pop up camera on the top left and a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top right. The front is all a notchless display and at the back it has a triple rear camera with an LED unit placed below.

Display

Redmi K20 Pro offers a 6.39 inches Horizon AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution of 2340×1080 pixels at a pixel density of 403ppi. It has a contrast ratio of 60000:1 and the impressive display brings the expected boost in contrast levels.The screen has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and screen-to-body ratio of 85.9%. The display has no notch and offers an edge-to-edge full screen immersive viewing experience.The display supports multi-color always on display and system wide dark mode. 

The AMOLED display breaks all boundaries to give you a stunning visual experience every time you unlock your phone. The impressive 91.9% screen-to-body ratio, HDR range and 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut allows you to get the most out of your entertainment. The auto brightness feature works really well in Redmi K20 Pro and the brightness level can meet upto a maximum of 600 nits. Colours look very rich and compelling on this smartphone. The display also supports HDR and the sunlight legibility is also great. To provide the full screen bezel-less view, the Redmi K20 Pro integrates an in-display fingerprint sensor that allows you to unlock your phone in a faster, smarter and more secure way. It also has AI Face unlock feature in addition to fingerprint sensor.

Performance

Xiaomi is betting big to meet performance at higher levels than other smartphones. It is powered with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 which is the most extensively used chipset by expensive phones like the OnePlus 8 Pro, OnePlus 7 and Asus 6Z. The chipset is capable of handling every game or app officially available for Android platform, and the device is guaranteed to offer the best gaming experience as well. It is built on 1xPrime 2.84GHz + 3xGold 2.42GHz + 4xSilver 1.8GHz 7nm process technology which makes it a blazing fast processor with incredible power efficiency for all pursuits. The processor is clocked upto 2.8 GHz. 

The phone runs Adreno 640 GPU to deliver ultimate mobile gaming experience.The Game Turbo mode reduces network delay and optimises touch latency to deliver the most immersive gaming experience for every hardcore gamer. The performance is top-notch as it has flagship specifications, and there is no lag whatever be the application you try to run on it. There is no overheating even with extended hours of gaming sessions. 

The K20 Pro comes in two variants such as 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB.This is the first Redmi phone to come with no microSD card support and it is because the amount of storage should be enough for most users. The K20 Pro runs Xiaomi’s MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 and it is full of customization. It supports custom game display enhancement, 4D touch for shooter games, improved game performance and optimized touch response, custom border restrictions, auto-brightness disabling, three-finger screenshot and Eye-protection mode. As an overall, Redmi K20 Pro with its incredible performance has tried attaining the flagship levels.

Battery

Redmi K20 Pro is equipped with a 4000mAh high-capacity battery which will keep you going through the day. The rechargeable battery is supported by Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 technology. It uses a USB Type-C charger. The battery supports fast charging upto 27W. This high-capacity battery along with fast charging allows you to use your phone for work and play uninterrupted. The phone is said to deliver 10 hours of 4G talk time with 15 minutes of charge and it can hit over 50% in around 30 minutes. The battery is durable and long lasting.

Camera

Rear Camera

Redmi K20 has a 48MP AI triple rear camera setup which consists of a 48MP main camera with Sony IMX586 ultra high-resolution sensor, a 13MP wide angle camera and an 8MP telephoto lens. The main camera has a pixel size of  1.6μm, 4-in-1 large pixel, 6P lens and f/1.75 aperture. The 13MP wide angle camera offers 124.8 ° super wide-angle fiels of view with 1.12μm pixel size and f/2.4 aperture. The 8MP telephoto lens offers 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom and has pixel size of 1.12μm and f/2.4 aperture.

The rear camera delivers crystal clear pictures no matter what the scene is. The daylight shots are impressive and detailed. The photos are well balanced, the dynamic range is great and so is the edge to edge sharpness. Spectra 380 ISP with Computer vision is built into the hardware for an incredible camera performance. The wide angle shots prevent distortion with the help of AI Scene correction. The camera supports dedicated night mode and the night shots are excellent.

The rear camera has monochrome dual flash to shoot pictures with good brightness under low light conditions and the photos have resolution up to 8000×6000 pixels. The video supports EIS. The phone supports 960fps HD beautiful slo-mo recording that allows you to emphasize every moment in cinematic detail. It also supports motion tracking to capture subjects in action. It shoots 4K videos at 60fps. The rear camera records UHD 4K video @ 30fps/60fps, 1080P video @ 30fps/60fps, 720P video @ 30fps, 1080P slow motion video @ 120fps / 240fps / 960fps and 720P slow motion video @ 120fps / 240fps / 960fps. The rear camera brings brilliance with its impressive shots and videos.

Front Camera

The Redmi K20 Pro sports a 20MP pop-up selfie camera with AI face unlock feature. It has 0.8μm pixel size and f/2.2 aperture. The pop-up selfie camera module has a camera edge lighting system. The phone also has a fall-detection feature which allows pop-up camera to automatically tuck in. The pop-up selfie camera is built with drop protection and press protection and it has undergone 300K times pop-up test.

The pop-up can be customized with 6 sound effects. With panorama selfies, you don’t have to take turns with the phone. You can simply turn the phone from one side to another to capture the whole group and so no selfie stick required. The front camera records 1080P video @ 30fps and 720P video @ 30fps.

Network and Connectivity

Redmi K20 Pro supports dual nano SIM cards from different carriers which can access 4G network simultaneously. Either of the dual SIM cards can be set as the primary and the phone also supports dual SIM VoLTE HD calling. The supported network bands of Redmi K20 Pro are GSM (B2, B3, B5, B8), WCDMA (B1, B2, B5, B8), LTE TDD B38,B40, B41 (120MHz) and LTE FDD B1, B3, B5, B7,B8. The other connectivity features include WLAN Protocol: 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO, WLAN Frequency: 2.4G WiFi | 5G WiFi, MU-MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi display, Bluetooth 5.0, Qualcomm TrueWireless TM Stereo Plus and AAC/LDAC/ aptX/aptX-HD/aptX-adaptive. The phone supports NFC.

Multimedia

Redmi K20 Pro has great support for multimedia. In terms of audio it has Hi-Fi DAC Audio playback, Qualcomm WCD9340 independent audio chip that sports 192KHz/24-bit audio playback, Single speaker, 3.5mm headphone jack, 2 microphones (for noise cancellation), Smart PA/HiFi, 0.9cc large sound cavity design, HiFi sound quality and Hi-Res Audio certification. The call quality is relatively good. It supports multimedia in MP4, M4V, MKV, XVID, WAV, AAC, MP3, AMR, FLAC, APE formats. In terms of video it supports H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, VP8, VP9 and HDR display when playing HDR10 video content.

Other Specifications

Redmi K20 Pro has sensors such as In display fingerprint sensor, Vibration motor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Accelerometer and Gyroscope. In the K20 Pro box package, it has accessories like Redmi K20 Pro, Adapter, USB Type-C Cable, SIM Eject Tool, User Guide, Warranty Card and Hard Case. Redmi K20 Pro is not waterproof but still it might sustain few splashes.

Redmi K20 Pro Verdict

Redmi K20 Pro has very well managed with its high end specs to meet the level of premium flagship smartphone like OnePlus 8 Pro but did not equal it. The reason is, for its price range it misses out a few features of premium flagships phones and yet, the smartphone is really good in terms of the processor which is the main highlight, attractive bezel-less design, great cameras and good gaming. It is a value for money smartphone. If you are looking for a flagship level smartphone under 25000 then the Redmi K20 Pro would be the highly recommended one.

Redmi K20 Pro FAQs:

What is Redmi K20 Pro price in India?

The Redmi K20 Pro price in India starts from Rs.24,294 for 6GB/1284GB variant and Rs.29,824 for 8GB/256GB variant.

What are the colors available in Redmi K20 Pro?

Redmi K20 Pro is available in colors like Carbon Black, Flame Red and Glacier Blue.

Does Redmi K20 Pro support fast charging?

Yes, Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W fast charging technology.

Is there an external storage support on Redmi K20 Pro?

No, Redmi K20 Pro doesn’t have an external storage support.

Does Redmi K20 Pro have headphone jack?

Yes, Redmi K20 Pro has 3.5mm headphone jack.