This is your first look at Redmi K20 before official launch: In-display sensor and no bezels confirmed
The Redmi K20 is the next big offering from Xiaomi's sub-brand Redmi. For the first time, the Redmi brand will have a flagship with a top-tier Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and some premium features borrowed from the Mi series flagships. Similar to all Redmi devices, Xiaomi will be bringing it to India very soon and aims to take on all 2019 flagships from Samsung, OnePlus and Honor. So far, the leaks have already given us the specifications and some renders of the K20 series phones. Now, the official Redmi K20 poster has leaked showing the front of the phone.
As seen from the poster, the Redmi K20 has a fullscreen display with no bezels and no notch - very similar to the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 launched last year. Even the chin is very slim but we have to keep in mind that this is a render and Xiaomi tends to exaggerate in these matters. Nonetheless, there's no notch - thanks to the pop-up selfie camera. The display also gets an in-screen fingerprint sensor like all 2019-flagship smartphones.
At the rear, it's a very different case. The Redmi K20 has a new layout for the rear - a triple camera setup at the centre and a uniquely beautiful gradient design. Even the Redmi badging has been done differently.
The poster also reveals some of the key features of the Redmi K20, which are:
--It will be built around the Snapdragon 730 chipset.
--The primary camera will have a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 sensor.
--It will use a 7th generation in-display fingerprint sensor.
--A 4000mAh battery will keep the Redmi K20 alive.
Do note that this specification sheet only refers to the Redmi K20. There's another model in the series called the Redmi K20 Pro and that is rumoured to get the Snapdragon 855 chipset on top of all the listed features.
Xiaomi India has already hinted at bringing the Redmi K series to India. The top-end K20 Pro with the Snapdragon 855 chipset will surely come to the Indian market. However, Xiaomi India VP Manu Kumar Jain did confirm in one of his tweets that the company will launch a smartphone soon with a Snapdragon 700 series chipset. This means that Xiaomi could end up bringing both the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro.
In India, the Redmi K20 will directly compete with the upcoming Realme X - a similar midrange smartphone with almost similar specifications. Realme CEO Madhav Sheth also hinted earlier that the Realme X will start in India around Rs 18,000 and will get a special Indian variant.