Redmi K20 Pro Hands-on
Redmi has finally launched its first-ever flagship smartphone lineup, the Redmi K20 series. Dubbed by company as a “flagship killer” primarily due to the Snapdragon 855 chip it carries, it’s no doubt that all eyes and ears were drawn to what the Redmi K20 and the K20 Pro could possibly offer. Hence, we bought an early unit of the Redmi K20 Pro to check out and share with you our findings.
The Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.3-inch screen size with an AMOLED display with a 2340×1080 resolution. Up front, the display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and it has pretty slim bezels all around.
Holding the device, it gives off a pretty premium, sleek, and high-end feel with its glass body construction. As always, with the case of glass body smartphones, it’s quite slippery and a fingerprint-magnet that easily shows up on the surface. Housing it in a case would probably be the most ideal. The device comes in three colors; the unit we have on hand here sports the attractive design in a Red variant.
For its front camera, the K20 Pro employs a 20MP shooter housed in a pop-up mechanism. By going the pop-up route, the smartphone’s display is pretty much notch-less and has no viewing distractions up top.
A triple camera setup sits in the center of the rear, with one of them emphasized by a silver lining. The K20 Pro’s rear cameras are composed of the main 48MP Sony IMX586 shooter, a 13MP ultra-wide one, and an 8MP telephoto sensor There’s also the usual LED flash, located just right below one of the shooters. The Redmi logo is also printed on the rear, situated a couple of spaces below the cameras.
On the right side are the power and volume buttons. They’re both clicky and are easily reachable. Meanwhile, the left side of the K20 Pro is pretty bare without any buttons or whatnot on it.
Apart from the pop-up mechanism, up top sits the 3.5mm headphone jack, and secondary microphone.
At the bottom are the USB-C port and the dual SIM card slot. Sadly, the Redmi K20 Pro doesn’t have a microSD slot as the smartphone doesn’t offer expandable storage.
The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 855, paired with Adreno 640, 6GB/8GB RAM and is offered in three storage variants, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB. A 4,000mAh battery capacity juices up the K20 Pro, with MIUI 10 skinned on top of Android 9 Pie acting as its operating system. Stay tuned for our full review of this device.
Redmi K20 Pro specs:
6.39-inch FHD+ (2340 x 1080) AMOLED 19.5:9 display
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (7nm) 2.84GHz octa-core CPU
Adreno 640 GPU
6GB RAM + 64GB / 128GB internal storage
8GB RAM + 128GB / 256GB internal storage
48MP Sony IMX586 F1.75 + 13MP F2.4 (ultrawide) + 8MP F2.4 (telephoto), rear cameras
20MP F2.0 front camera (elevating)
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS (Dual-band), A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
USB 2.0 Type-C
Fingerprint scanner (in-screen)
MIUI 10 (Android 9.0 Pie) w/ Game Turbo 2.0
4,000mAh battery w/ 27W fast charging
156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8mm (dimensions)
191 grams (weight)
The Redmi K20 Pro variants are priced as follows:
• 6GB + 64GB: CNY 2,499 (~PHP 18,898.96)
• 6GB + 128GB: CNY 2,599 (~PHP 19,655.22)
• 8GB + 128GB: CNY 2,799 (~PHP 21,167.74)
• 8GB + 256GB: CNY 2,999 (~PHP 22,680.26)
The Redmi K20 Pro is currently available for purchase in China and we don’t have any details for a Philippine release.