Redmi K20 and K20 Pro : Detailed Look!

Xiaomi recently unveiled its Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in China. The phone which Xiaomi calls its Flagship Killer 2.0 (didn’t get it? you’ll have to read about it here). The launch event was in Chinese so many people didn’t bother to watch it. The leaks around the Redmi K20 Pro were here from quite some time now and we now finally have it. So let’s get a quick glance around the two devices.

Display

Redmi K20 Pro with the In-display fingerprint scanner
Redmi K20 Pro with the In-display fingerprint scanner

Both devices have a 6.39″ (diagonally) AMOLED full-screen display with a resolution if 2340*1080 pixels and a pixel density of 403 PPI. The screen brightness of both devices is 600nit (HBM)/430nit(Typ). Both of them have a 256-step eye protection mode, low blue eye protection and Corning fifth generation gorilla glass along with some other features. Redmi K20 and it’s pro variant have an HDR supported-display. The two devices have the seventh generation screen fingerprint recognition.

Processor

K20 Pro is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 855
K20 Pro is powered by the powerful Snapdragon 855

The K20 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 730 (clocked to 2.2GHz) while the K20 Pro is powered by Snapdragon 855 (clocked to 2.84GHz). The GPU on the K20 is Adreno 618 while it’s Pro variant has the Adreno 640. The CPU architecture on the K20 Pro is Kryo 485 (7nm process) while that on the K20 is Kryo 470 (8nm process). The K20 Pro has Qualcomm’s first three cluster design which means the device will have an eight-core processor with one 2.84GHz super large core, three 2.42 large cores and four 1.80GHz small cores. The K20 Pro also has a 4th Generation AI engine which is said to deliver three times the usual AI performance that Snapdragon 845 gives.

Operating System

Both the devices as expected have MIUI 10 onboard. Both of them supports MI Turbo and Game Turbo 2.0.

Rear Camera

the triple rear camera setup
the triple rear camera setup

Both of the devices sport a similar but not the same triple-rear camera setup. Let’s first talk about the K20 Pro which has the Sony’s 48MP sensor (IMX586) with a FOV (Field Of View) of 79.4°, pixel size 0.8μm, an aperture of f/2.4 and AF (Auto Focus) as it’s main camera. The secondary camera is an 8MP telephoto lens (OV8856) with 2x optical zoom, pixel size 1.12μm, an aperture of f/2.4, a FOV of 44.6° and AF. While the third camera is a 13MP ultra-wide lens (S5K3L6) with a FOV of 124.8°, 1.12μm and an aperture of f.2.4.

Now its the time for the K20 which has Sony’s 48MP main camera with 1.6µm large pixel (four in one) and an aperture of f/1.75. Followed by an 8MP telephoto lens with 2x optical zoom, pixel size 1.12µm and an aperture of f/2.4. The comes the 13MP ultra-wide lens with 124.8° FOV, pixel size 1.12µm and an aperture of f/2.4.

The rear camera also has a lot of modes including intelligent ultra-wide-angle mode, ultra-clear mode, street shooting mode, moon mode, Handheld Super Night Mode and some others. The software is also feature packed with Dynamic Photo, AI intelligent slimming, ultra-wide-angle edge distortion correction,
photo face correction, custom watermark, body portrait mode, portrait blur adjustment, full-screen format, rear AI Scene camera
(27 labels), AI dynamic light spot, and AI studio light effect.

Rear Camera Video Capabilities

The video recording capabilities are almost the same except that the Redmi K20 can not record 4K video at 60fps.

  • 4K video capture – 60fps/30fps
  • 1080P video capture – 60fps/30fps
  • 720P video capture – 30fps
  • 1080P slow-motion shooting – 120fps/240fps/960fps
  • 720P slow-motion shooting – 120fps/240fps/960fps

Front Camera

The pop-up front camera

The front camera on both devices is the same. A single 20MP camera with pixel size 0.8µm, an aperture of f/2.2and sapphire glass cover. The front sensor also supports a fair enough number of functions including Front Panorama, Gesture Photograph, AI Scene Separation, Wide Angle Distortion, Correction Algorithm,  Front HDR, Front Screen Fill Light, Countdown Selfie, Facial Recognition,
Magic Mirror Function, Age Gender Recognition, Full-Screen Format, Dream Eye Light, Smart Beauty (Add Baby Beauty), AI Micro Plastic Beauty,
AI Nude Makeup, AI Portrait Mode, AI Scene Camera and AI Studio Light Effect.

Front Camera Video Capabilities

Both devices have the same capabilities for front video recording.

  • 1080P video capture – 30fps
  • 720P video capture – 30fps

Battery And Charging

the K20 Pro has 400mAh battery which supports 27W fast charging

The K20 and the K20 Pro has a 4000mAh built-in lithium-ion polymer battery with USB type-C double-sided charging interface. The K20 Pro supports 27W fast charge while the K20 supports only the standard 18W charger.

Weight

  • Redmi K20 – 191g
  • Redmi K20 Pro – 191g

Another Speciality!

Redmi K20’s Pro variant supports Dual-band dual-antenna GPS.

Both the devices have the 3.5mm audio jack

Price (in China)

K20 Pro

  • 8GB + 256GB – 2999 yuan (around 30,000 INR)
  • 6GB + 128GB – 2599 yuan (around 26,000 INR)
  • 8GB + 128GB – 2799 yuan (around 28,000 INR)
  • 6GB + 64GB   – 2499 yuan (around 25,000 INR)

K20

  • 6GB + 128GB – 2099 yuan (around 21,000 INR)
  • 8GB + 256GB – 2599 yuan (around 26,000 INR)
  • 6GB + 64GB   – 1999 yuan (around 20,000 INR)

NOTE : All the information has been taken from the China launch of this device and its official website. The specifications mentioned here may change as per Xiaomi.

 

Kunal Mishrahttp://theciva.wordpress.com
An all-time tech geek, a part-time tech writer, a casual tech influencer and a permanent tech admirer