What you need to know
- The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are coming to India on July 17.
- Xiaomi is hosting pop-up events in Delhi following the launch.
- No word on pricing, but the Redmi K20 Pro is set to come under ₹30,000 ($440).
Xiaomi has been teasing the launch of the Redmi K20 series in India for some time now, and we now have a date. The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will make their debut in India on July 17, and to say they've been heavily anticipated would be an understatement.
It's a red alert! We're gearing up to unveil the fastest phone on Earth! #RedmiK20 & #RedmiK20Pro will launch on 17th July 2019.
The question is, are you up for it? Can you guess the feature shown in the video? #BelieveTheHype pic.twitter.com/ZUvhXkaa2UIt's a red alert! We're gearing up to unveil the fastest phone on Earth! #RedmiK20 & #RedmiK20Pro will launch on 17th July 2019.
The question is, are you up for it? Can you guess the feature shown in the video? #BelieveTheHype pic.twitter.com/ZUvhXkaa2U— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) July 5, 2019July 5, 2019
What makes the Redmi K20 series so alluring is the hardware on offer. The Redmi K20 Pro in particular is a standout device because it has a 48MP Sony IMX 586 imaging module, Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, retractable camera at the front, and a 4000mAh battery — all for under $450.
There are a lot of great phones in India at that price point — notably the ZenFone 6 (err, ASUS 6z) — and Xiaomi will be looking to undercut its rivals. The brand does a great job of doing so on a regular basis, so it will be interesting to see where the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro slot in.
We'll know more in a few weeks' time, but what do you think will be the pricing of the Redmi K20 series in India? Let me know in the comments below.
Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia at Android Central. He leads the site's coverage of Chinese phone brands, contributing to reviews, features, and buying guides. He also writes about storage servers, audio products, and the semiconductor industry. Contact him on Twitter at @chunkynerd.
Doubt the asus 6z will come to Malaysia.
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