Redmi K20 in Blue.

Xiaomi’s Redmi sub-brand has revealed its first flagship in the Redmi K20 Pro, and it might just take the affordable flagship crown.

The new phone offers top-end silicon, a triple camera setup, and much more for ~$362. It’s not the only Redmi phone shown off in China today, as the brand also revealed the standard Redmi K20, starting at roughly $289. Both phones offer a rather striking glass design, in-display fingerprint sensors, NFC, and pop-up cameras. But here’s what else you’re getting for the price.

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Specs at a glance

Redmi K20 ProRedmi K20
Display
Redmi K20 Pro:
6.39-inch AMOLED
2,340 x 1,080
403 PPI
HDR
Redmi K20:
6.39-inch AMOLED
2,340 x 1,080
403 PPI
HDR
SoC
Redmi K20 Pro:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
Octa-core
7nm
Redmi K20:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730
Octa-core
8nm
GPU
Redmi K20 Pro:
Adreno 640
Redmi K20:
Adreno 618
RAM
Redmi K20 Pro:
6GB/8GB
Redmi K20:
6GB/8GB
Storage
Redmi K20 Pro:
64GB/128GB/256GB
Redmi K20:
64GB/128GB/256GB
Cameras
Redmi K20 Pro:
Rear
Main: 48MP, f/1.75, 0.8 microns, Sony IMX586
Ultra-wide: 13MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 124.8 degree FOV
Telephoto: 8MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 2x optical zoom
Front: 20MP, f/2.2, 0.8 microns
Redmi K20:
Rear
Main: 48MP, f/1.75, 0.8 microns, Sony IMX582
Ultra-wide: 13MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 124.8 degree FOV
Telephoto: 8MP, f/2.4, 1.12 microns, 2x optical zoom
Front: 20MP, f/2.2, 0.8 microns
Audio
Redmi K20 Pro:
3.5mm port
AAC/LDAC/aptX/aptX-HD/aptX-adaptive
Redmi K20:
3.5mm port
AAC/LDAC/aptX/aptX-HD/aptX-adaptive
Battery
Redmi K20 Pro:
4,000mAh
Non-removable
27 watt fast charging
18 watt charger included
Redmi K20:
4,000mAh
Non-removable
18 watt fast charging
IP rating
Redmi K20 Pro:
N/A
Redmi K20:
N/A
Sensors
Redmi K20 Pro:
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
Camera laser focus
E-compass
Gyroscope
In-display fingerprint
Proximity
Redmi K20:
Accelerometer
Ambient Light
E-compass
Gyroscope
In-display fingerprint
Proximity
Network
Redmi K20 Pro:
LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
LTE TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
LTE B41 (2535 – 2655 120MHz)
WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
CDMA EVDO: BC0
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA 1X: BC0
Redmi K20:
LTE FDD: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8
LTE TDD:B34/B38/B39/B40/B41
LTE B41(2535–2655 120MHz)
WCDMA:B1/B2/B5/B8
TD-SCDMA: B34/B39
CDMA EVDO: BC0
GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8
CDMA 1X: BC0
Connectivity
Redmi K20 Pro:
USB-C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5Ghz
Bluetooth 5.0
Redmi K20:
USB-C
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4/5Ghz
Bluetooth 5.0
SIM
Redmi K20 Pro:
Dual Nano-SIM
Redmi K20:
Dual Nano-SIM
Software
Redmi K20 Pro:
MIUI 10
Android Pie
Redmi K20:
MIUI 10
Android Pie
Dimensions and weight
Redmi K20 Pro:
156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm
191 grams
Redmi K20:
156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm
191 grams
Colors
Redmi K20 Pro:
Red, Blue, Carbon Fiber Black
Redmi K20:
Red, Blue, Carbon Fiber Black

How do they compare?

Xiaomi redmi K20 Pro render rear glass and pop up camera

The Redmi K20 Pro specs include a top-flight Snapdragon 855 chipset, 6GB to 8GB of RAM, and 64GB to 256GB of storage (Xiaomi’s website doesn’t confirm whether this is expandable). Meanwhile, the standard model offers the same RAM and storage options, but swaps out the processor in favor of an upper mid-range Snapdragon 730 chipset.

Both phones also offer a 4,000mAh battery with USB-C connectivity, but the Pro model also delivers 27 watt fast charging (although you don’t get a 27 watt charger in the box). Thinking about the standard K20? Then you’ll only get 18 watt charging.

The Redmi K20 specs.

The Redmi K20 series devices offer 20MP pop-up cameras, allowing the Xiaomi sub-brand to bring a proper full-screen display to the table. But the two phones also share a triple rear camera setup, featuring a 48MP main shooter, 13MP ultra-wide snapper, and 8MP telephoto camera.

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There is one purported difference here though, as the main camera is a Sony IMX586 sensor on the Pro model and a Sony IMX582 sensor on the standard variant. This is according to Redmi’s own slideshow at the launch event, but this is the first time we’ve heard about the latter sensor.

Neither phone seems to offer optical image stabilization, so you’ll need to keep your hands steady at night or when recording video clips. Speaking of video, the Redmi K20 Pro offers 4K/60fps capabilities, but the vanilla variant tops out at 4K/30fps.

That’s it for the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro specs! What do you think of these devices? Let us know in the comments.

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