Redmi K20 Pro will make its way to global markets as the Mi 9T Pro

What you need to know

  • Following the Redmi K20, the K20 Pro will be rebranded to the Mi 9T in global markets.
  • The phone is slated to make its European debut in the coming months.
  • The Redmi K20 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 855 and features a 48MP camera.

Earlier this month, Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 in Europe as the Mi 9T. It now looks like the company will do a similar rebrand for the Redmi K20 Pro, which is slated to make its debut in the region as the Mi 9T Pro.

The folks over at XDA have found references to the same in MIUI's camera, with the watermark changing from Redmi K20 Pro to Shot on Mi 9T Pro for the global model. The Redmi series doesn't really have any brand cachet outside of China and India, so it makes sense to brand the devices under the Mi moniker in global markets.

The device itself is expected to be launched in global markets in a few months' time, with Xiaomi currently focusing its attention on the Indian market, where the Redmi K20 Pro will retain its branding. Xiaomi has started teasing the device in India, dubbing it the "world's fastest phone" on the basis of its AnTuTu score of 388,803.

There is a lot to like in the Redmi K20 Pro, with the device featuring a Snapdragon 855 and a 48MP Sony IMX 586 primary camera. There's also a 4000mAh battery with 27W wired charging, 6.39-inch FHD+ OLED display along with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a motorized slider for the front camera module. Considering the Redmi K20 Pro retails for just under $400 in China, it's easy to see why there's so much interest in the device.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

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.

1 Comment
  • What is confusing is the current release Mi9T has a Snapdragon 730 processor, not the 855. All the hype is saying the Mi9T is a re-branded K20Pro but without the 855, it's just not the same phone.