Xiaomi has launched the much-awaited Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India. Xiaomi India has been teasing about Redmi K series phones since the release of recent flagship phones of OnePlus which are OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7 Pro. Xiaomi Redmi K series phones are being marketed as the most affordable flagship phone, can’t say if it’s the most affordable flagship phone in the country but Redmi K series phones are definitely feature-packed mobile phones available at an affordable price.
The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro is the top variant of this new Redmi series phone which comes with the flagship features yet way less price tag than the other phones with similar specifications. K20 Pro comes with the latest and most powerful Qualcomm processor Snapdragon 855, it is the same processor which has been used in top flagship android phones like OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, Asus 6Z, Oppo Reno 10x, Samsung Galaxy S10+/S10/S10e, Samsung Galaxy Fold, Vivo iQOO, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G etc.
Xiaomi Redmi K20 vs Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro:
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro
|GPU||Adreno 618||Adreno 640|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5.0, Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 5G WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, GPS, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0, USB OTG, Infrared, FM radio with recording, 3.5mm jack.||Bluetooth 5.0, Dual VoLTE, Wi-Fi, 5G WiFi, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, GPS, USB 2.0, Type-C 1.0, USB OTG, Infrared, FM radio with recording, 3.5mm jack.|
|Sensors||Fingerprint sensor (In-Display), Vibration motor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope||Fingerprint sensor (In-Display), Vibration motor, Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor, Electronic compass, Accelerometer, Gyroscope|
|Dimensions and weight|
|Colour||Carbon black, Red flame, Glacier blue||Carbon black, Flame red, Glacier blue|
|Software||MIUI 10||MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0|
Xiaomi mostly active and very popular in the budget segment with different series of phones, though the company has launched some really cool flagship phones under Mi Mix series. But, so far Mi Mix series and other high-end mobile phone series aren’t the devices which made the Xiaomi a brand with the biggest market share in India. The affordable and budget phones in sub 6K, 10K, and sub 15K established the company in India.
There are also phones like PocoPhone and Xiaomi Mi A series of Android smartphones which are doing well in the sub 20k segment. Still, there is space for good flagship phones which can compete with the flagship phones like OnePlus 7 Series and Asus 6z and other top-end phones from different brands; that’s how the Redmi K series came into the picture, Xiaomi has followed the same tested strategy that made the brand successful in the budget segment.
With the Redmi K series phones, Xiaomi will fill the space by launching the latest and top-notch feature-packed phones at an affordable price. However, Realme is not far behind the Redmi K20 with its X series phones. The Redmi K20 Pro is going to compete with the flagship phones especially OnePlus phones but I hope Xiaomi knows that they are missing a big point here.
OnePlus is a very successful brand now, not only because they are releasing phones with top-notch features and specs at a better price but also because they have the best software after Google Pixel phones. The stock Android-based operating system Oxygen OS by OnPlus is the best custom Android OS, some features of OnePlus phones are even better and ahead of Google’s own Pixel phones just because of its software.
MIUI on Xiaomi phones is also a very good Android-based operating system and it has a huge fan base but Xiaomi can not win a war with OnePlus with the MIUI. People like OnePlus for a reason and one of the most common and important reasons is its software.
So, to win this war, Xiaomi will have to invest in the OS as OnePlus had done in the past after losing the CyanogenOS. If Xiaomi is launching a phone with custom and enhanced stock Android like Oxygen OS then it will sweep the market and no one will stop it.
Xiaomi Redmi K20
Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro