Xiaomi recently launched its flagship Redmi series, the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India. The handsets are due to go on sale in India from this week and if you plan on buying them, you should check out our detailed FAQ first.
The Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro have a lot in common and only have some minor differences including a slightly weaker chipset on the K20. Irrespective of which phone you buy though, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are great phones that offer great value for money.
Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro FAQ
Q) What are the full specifications of the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) The full specs of the Redmi K20 Pro are as follows:
- Dimensions: 156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm
- Weight: 191g
- Display: 6.39-inch 19.5:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2160 x 1080), 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 5, HDR, Always-On Display
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 855 chipset clocked at 2.84GHz
- GPU: Adreno 640
- RAM: 6/8GB
- Storage: 128GB/256GB
- Rear camera:
Primary: 48MP, f/1.75 aperture, LED flash, 4K video recording, EIS
Secondary: 13MP 124.8-degree ultra-wide angle lens, f/2.4 aperture
Third: 8MP telephoto lens, 2x optical zoom, f/2.4 aperture
- Front camera: 20MP, f/2.2 aperture
- Sensors: In-display fingerprint scanner, Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass
- Connectivity: LTE, Dual-SIM, Dual-frequency GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C
- Battery: 4000mAh non-removable
- Others: MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie
Redmi K20 Specs:
- Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 730 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz
- GPU: Adreno 618
- RAM: 6GB
- Storage: 64GB/128GB
Q) What are the differences between Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) The major difference is that the Redmi K20 comes with a weaker Snapdragon 730 chipset while the Redmi K20 Pro comes with a more powerful Snapdragon 855 chipset.
You can read more about the differences between the two phones below.
Q) Are the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro water-resistant?
A) No, but they are splash-resistant. They feature P2i nanocoating technology which makes them repel liquid. However, Xiaomi’s standard warranty does not cover any kind of liquid damage.
Q) Is the battery of the handset removable?
A) No, since the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature a unibody glass build, their battery and back cover are not removable.
Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro have? Can one use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time?
A) The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature dual nanoSIM card slots. This means that one cannot insert any microSD card on them, though they can use two nanoSIM cards at the same time.
Q) Is there an IR blaster on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro that can be used to control TVs and other devices?
A) No. Unlike other Redmi devices, the K20 and K20 Pro lack an IR blaster.
Q) Do you get face unlock on Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) Yes. Despite coming with a pop-up camera, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature face unlock.
Q) Can one record calls on Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) Yes, one can record calls on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro.
Q) Is there Widevine L1 support on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) Yes. This means the phone can stream videos from Netflix and Prime Video in FHD resolution.
Q) Can one click photos in 48MP on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) Yes, though one will need to switch to a dedicated 48MP mode in the camera for this.
Q) Do the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature FM radio?
A) Yes, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature FM radio.
Q) Is the display on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro protected by Gorilla Glass?
A) Yes, the 6.39-inch display on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5.
Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) Yes, you can. The steps can be found here.
Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro located?
A) Both phones feature a 7th generation in-display fingerprint scanner.
Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the phone?
Q) Can one record slow-motion videos on the phones?
A) Yes. Both phones can record slow-mo videos in 960fps. The Redmi K20 Pro is capable of recording 4K videos at 60fps, while the Redmi K20 can record 4K videos at 30fps. Both of them can record 4K videos from all the three cameras.
Q) Is there EIS on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Pro while recording videos?
A) Yes, both phones have EIS but it is limited to recording videos at 30fps irrespective of the resolution.
Q) Can one make native video calls on Redmi K20 and K20 Pro without using a third-party app?
A) Yes, you can directly make video calls on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro using an app like Google Duo or Skype.
Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on?
A) Android 9.0 Pie.
Q) Which version of MIUI does the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Pro run on?
A) The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Pro run on MIUI 10 out of the box. This version of MIUI has no system ads and comes with Poco Launcher as the default launcher.
Q) Do the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone?
A) Yes, it does support LTE and VoLTE out of the box. The K20 and K20 Pro also have dual-VoLTE support which means one can use two Jio or any two VoLTE networks on the devices at the same time.
Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network?
A) Yes, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro support Airtel’s VoLTE network. Xiaomi will also add support for Vodafone’s VoLTE network on the handset with a future software update.
Q) Is fast or Quick charging supported on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) Yes. Both phones support quick/fast charging. The Redmi K20 is limited to 18W fast charging and supports Quick Charge 3.0. The Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W fast charging but its not Quick Charge 4.0. Instead, Xiaomi is using USB-Power Delivery for fast charging.
Both phones only ship with an 18W charger in the box.
Q) How much free storage space does one get on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro out of the box?
A) The 64GB Redmi K20 ships with 51GB of free space out of the box, while the Redmi K20 Pro ships with almost 114GB of free space.
Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset?
A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro but not all.
Q) What colors are the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro going to be available in?
A) The handsets are available in Carbon Black, Glacier Blue, and Flame Red colors.
Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro?
A) You get the phone, an 18W charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Xiaomi is also bundling a free premium case with the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro .
Q) Does the handset support USB OTG?
A) Yes, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro supports USB On-The-Go. This allows one to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device.
Q) When will the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro Pro launch in India?
A) The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are launching in India on July 22, 2019. Their prices are as follows:
- 6GB RAM.64GB storage – Rs 21,999
- 6GB RAM/128GB storage – Rs
Redmi K20 Pro
- 6GB RAM/128GB storage – Rs 27,999
- 8GB RAM/256GB storage – Rs 30,999
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