Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi has finally introduced its Redmi K20 series in China. The latest flagship killer phones from the company come with a new pop-selfie camera design and flagship level specs. Both the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro have some common specs but they come with different hardware and camera sensor.
The Redmi K20 Pro has a Snapdragon 855 processor and 48MP Sony IMX586 sensor. While the Redmi K20 has a Snapdragon 730 processor and 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor. They both have 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with an in-display fingerprint scanner, triple rear cameras, and 4000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi will launch these phones in India as they have constantly been teasing the same as a flagship killer. We expect Xiaomi could launch the Redmi K20 in India as POCO F2 and the Redmi K20 Pro as POCO F2 Pro. Read on to know why.
Redmi K20, K20 Pro India Launch
The company may launch the Redmi K20 series smartphones in India as POCO F2 series as they both are the flagship killers. Xiaomi India head Manu Kumar Jain has already hinted that these new Redmi phones will be launched in India.
✔️Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 (K20 Pro) & 730 (K20)
✔️48MP+8MP+13MP triple 📸
✔️20MP Pop-up Selfie
✔️4000mAh; fast charging
✔️3D glass back; fire & ice design 🔥 ❄
— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) May 28, 2019
Redmi K20 as POCO F2
This all started from a Reddit thread where some users were discussing the new Sony IMX 582 sensor on Redmi K20. From there, I got a link to a Tweet from Pocophone’s global head Alvin Tse. Talking about Sony IMX 582 sensor on Redmi K20, one user commented that Redmi Note 7 Pro has the Sony IMX 586. To which Alvin replied ‘This is triple camera’.
This is triple camera =)
— Alvin Tse (@atytse) May 28, 2019
Moreover, his Twitter profile is filled with recent posts of Redmi K20. This hints that Redmi K20 could be a variant of the Pocophone in global markets. So, we speculate that it could come to India as POCO F2.
Redmi K20 Pro as POCO F2 Pro
But since the company introduced the POCO brand by offering the flagship level specs at affordable price. The first POCO phone came with Snapdragon 845 chipset. So, Redmi K20 Pro with Snapdragon 855 is also expected to be the POCO F2 or its some variant.
This year we have been seeing a new trend from smartphone companies to launch two or more models of their flagships. For example, Samsung launched Galaxy S10 series with three phones, OnePlus launched two phones, etc.
So we expect Xiaomi will also follow the same trend. There could be two phones the flagship killer brand when it comes to India. So, the company may launch them as POCO F2 and POCO F2 Pro or Plus.
Xiaomi or POCO India has not yet commented on the same. So, you should take these speculations with a pinch of salt.