Redmi K20: "K" stands for Killer, launch expected soon1 min read . Updated: 15 May 2019, 04:48 PM IST
- Redmi's new teaser calls the K20 as the "Flagship Killer 2.0"
- It is expected to be powered by Qualcomm's flagship chipset, the Snapdragon 855
The Redmi K20, the Xiaomi sub-brand's new flagship smartphone, is coming to India soon. It was called the Redmi "X" until recently, when Redmi general manager Lu Weibing confirmed the name of the new smartphone.
While Lu on Chinese social media platform Weibo said the "K" stands for "Killer", Xiaomi Global VP Manu Kumar Jain added a bit more context to it by calling it "Flagship Killer 2.0" as he congratulated OnePlus on Twitter for the launch of its new smartphone.
Although he did not share any specifics about the phone, he did reiterate the presence of the Snapdragon 855 SoC in the phone.
Xiaomi India and the folks back in China have been teasing the smartphone extensively for the last few weeks, but this is the first time Jain talked about a specific smartphone.
Going by the rumours, we can expect the smartphone to come in two variants, one of which will run the Snapdragon 855 SoC while the other might run the new Snapdragon 730 chipset.
The K20 is also expected to come with a pop-up camera and bezel-less display, a design choice pioneered and made popular by the company’s Chinese rival, Vivo.
According to a leaked image, the product is expected to have a 48MP main rear camera, a 20MP selfie shooter, 6.39-inch AMOLED touchscreen and a 4,000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support.
But will it kill the Flagship Killer? Perhaps we'll have to wait till it actually hits the markets.