The Redmi K20 Pro in its red and blue variants
The Redmi K20 Pro in its red and blue variants

4 weeks ahead of launch, Xiaomi says Redmi K20 is faster than OnePlus 7 Pro

  • Xiaomi claims Redmi K20 Pro posted a score of 388,803 on the AnTuTu benchmarking platform, higher than that of the OnePlus 7 Pro
  • The Redmi K20 Pro will come with a 6.39-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display, SD855 processor, up to 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage

The launch of Redmi K20 and K20 Pro is just around the corner and Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has taken to the social media to reiterate just that. In a tweet, Jain said "One step at a time, one punch at a time, and one round at a time. Let's do it, guys. Let's show them how it's done. 4 weeks to go". He didn't mention a release date.

The Chinese company has also come up with a new social media strategy by making its key staff pose in Redmi K20-branded boxing gloves.

A few days ago, Xiaomi posted the AnTuTu benchmark scores of the Redmi K20 Pro, establishing the fact that it is "the world's fastest smartphone". The smartphone posted a score of 388,803 on the benchmarking platform, higher than that of the OnePlus 7 Pro. Benchmark scores are not indicators of real life performance and so this data should be taken with a grain of salt.

The Redmi K20 Pro was along launched in China last month along with Redmi K20. The specifications of the smartphone are already out and the key highlights include a notch-free AMOLED display, motorised pop-up camera and a triple camera setup.

Redmi K20 Pro specifications

It is lit by 6.39-inch AMOLED Full HD+ display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio. The smartphone has a full-screen display with no interruptions by any sort of notch. To deal with the front facing camera situation, Redmi has fitted the smartphone with a motorised pop-up camera mechanism. It houses a 20MP camera which Xiaomi says pops up in 0.8 seconds. The selfie camera also has a sapphire lens coating making it wear and tear resistant. The display also comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.

At the rear, the Redmi K20 Pro sports a triple-camera setup in a 48MP+13MP+8MP configuration. The primary sensor is a Sony IMX486, whereas the 8MP and 13MP sensors are accompanied by a telephoto lens and a wide angle lens respectively.

For better gaming experience, Redmi K20 Pro features Game Turbo 2.0 and eight layer liquid cooling. Game Turbo 2.0 optimises the phone for better audio and network connection while gaming.

The smartphone is backed by a 4,000mAh battery with support for 27W fast charging. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack and NFC support.

The Redmi K20 Pro starts at 2,499 Yuan (about 25,200) for the 6GB/64GB model. There are three more options—6GB/128GB option priced at 2,599 Yuan (about 26,200), 8GB/128GB priced at 2,799 Yuan (about 28,200) and 8GB/256GB variant at 2,999 Yuan (about 30,200).

Xiaomi Redmi K20 specifications

The Redmi K20 is powered by Qualcomm's new processor, the Snapdragon 730. The same SoC powers the Samsung Galaxy A80. The Redmi K20 shares its primary rear camera with the K20 Pro, a 48-megapixel camera but with a Sony IMX582 sensor. It offers the same 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery. The smartphone, however, supports a lower spec 18W fast charging.

The Redmi K20 6GB/64GB version was launched in China for 1,999 Yuan (about 20,000) while the 6GB/128GB variant was priced 2,099 Yuan (around 21,000).

The teaser of the two smartphones suggests that they wouldn't be renamed to Poco devices in India, contrary to what previous reports had to say.

Xiaomi saw instant success of the K20 series, selling 2 lakh units of Redmi K20 in China within hours of launch.