Everything We Know About The Redmi K20
It has been long speculated that Xiaomi’s subsidiary Redmi will launch a flagship smartphone. This device has been revealed to be called the K20 and will be the first flagship offering by the company since it separated from its parent company back in the month of January. Redmi has been dropping hints and teasing the handset left and right, in addition to which the previous leaks of the K20 have revealed almost every key detail about it. Here is what to expect from the upcoming flagship smartphone from Redmi.
As mentioned above, the Redmi K20 will be the first flagship offering by the company. It has gone all out in promoting the smartphone on the Chinese social networking website Weibo. To maintain the hype regarding it, the retail packaging and official case of the K20 has been showcased.
Previous leaks reveal the device will have a 6.39 inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 px. The front of the device will be protected using the Corning Gorilla Glass 6 which should make it resistant to scratches and drops from a considerable height. To maximise the screen real estate, a pop-up mechanism to house the front-facing camera is expected. For biometric security, the company has confirmed the handset will have an optical in display fingerprint scanner.
The past leaks claim the Redmi K20 will be kitted with the 7nm Snapdragon 855 SoC. It is comprised of an Octa-core CPU and the Adreno 640 GPU. In terms of optics, images of the case exhibit a vertical camera setup. This has been leaked to be a triple camera arrangement comprised of an f/1.8 aperture equipped 48MP primary sensor; combined with an f/2.4 aperture equipped 13MP ultra wide sensor; a tertiary f/2.4 aperture equipped 8MP telephoto sensor. For selfies, an f/2.0 aperture equipped 20MP front-facing camera may be housed in the pop-up mechanism on top of the handset. For memory and storage, the device is expected to be available in a plethora of options, which are listed below.
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The leak also insinuates the Redmi K20 will be powered by a 4000 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ technology. The company has confirmed the smartphone will have a 3.5mm headphone jack and support for NFC. In terms of colour options, the device will be available in three colour options namely, Carbon Fiber Black, Glacier Blue and Flame Red. It is expected to be unveiled on the 20th of May at a lucrative price tag. The handset will compete with the latest OnePlus 7 Pro and the company has been throwing jabs at the latter while teasing the K20.