With all the attention that the Poco F1 received for being the best value for money smartphone in 2018, it is no surprise that it initiated the craving for more phones like it.
Whilst we all are waiting for the successor of the Poco F1, Xiaomi Nepal had something else for us that they teased on their Facebook page. It’s the Redmi K20 Pro which Xiaomi touts as the “Flagship Killer 2.0”. The handset has already launched in the Indian market and Xiaomi is already gearing up for its launch in the Nepali market on August 8, 2019.
So what makes the K in the K20 stand for Killer? It’s the stunning hardware that the Redmi K20 Pro packs at a fraction of the price. And if you are a tech geek, the sheer specs of the Redmi K20 Pro is what brings it into the limelight.
Let’s start with addressing the elephant in the room, the latest and greatest Snapdragon 855 SoC powers up the device coupled with Adreno 640 GPU. A 6.39-inch 2340 x 1080 FHD+ AMOLED display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 without a notch; i.e. a motorized 20MP f/2.2 popup camera.
The Redmi K20 Pro boasts a premium looking glass sandwich design with some gradient colors like Flame Red and Glacier Blue or a classic Carbon Black. The device is available in 3 variants 8GB+256GB, 6/8GB+128GB or 6GB+64GB RAM and ROM config. Performance is going to be the USP of this device, that’s for sure.
The Redmi K20 Pro house triple camera array to the back. The primary camera is a 48MP f/1.8 backed up by a secondary 8MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 13MP f/2.4 ultrawide sensor. It can shoot videos in 4K up to 60fps, 1080p videos at 60/120/240 and the super slow 960fps that too in 1080p.
The device runs on a 4,000mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with the support for 27 Watt fast charging (Quick Charge 4+). The Redmi K20 Pro runs on MIUI 10 built on top of Android 9 Pie. With the AMOLED perks comes the in-display fingerprint scanner like most phones in 2019 and it has a 3.5mm headphone jack, that’s a novelty and cheers to that.
The top-tier hardware is what makes Xiaomi tout the Redmi K20 Pro to be the flagship killer 2.0. But it totally depends on the pricing which is yet to be announced and only time will tell if it really is the Flagship Killer 2.0 or just a marketing tagline.