Not only is the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro one of the most affordable flagship phones on the market, but it is now the fastest, according to AnTuTu benchmarks.
Manu Kumar Jain, Managing Director of Xiaomi India, has put out a tweet revealing that the Redmi K20 Pro smartphone has scored 388,803 points in the AnTuTu benchmark, and the brand is now claiming it to be the ‘World’s Fastest Smartphone.’
It's time for K-BOOM!👊— Manu Kumar Jain (@manukumarjain) June 17, 2019
Which is the World's Fastest Smartphone? #RedmiK20Pro of course! @Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, triple cameras, and so much more. This is what a flagship should be. Can't wait to launch it in India soon! 😍
Mi fans, have you been keeping count?#Xiaomi pic.twitter.com/fgmA28Gfkn
The title was previously held by the OnePlus 7 Pro with a score of 373,953 and with its UFS3.0 based storage you would think it would have the advantage, but it would seem that storage speed doesn't help too much with the benchmarks.
Xiaomi do particularly well in AnTuTu with the Mi 9 coming in second place and the BlackShark 2 in third. The BlackShark isn't technically Xiaomi but part owned, but its internals is very similar to the Mi 9.
All the Xiaomi devices are considerably cheaper than the Samsung and Huawei devices that take up positions 5 through to 10.
Redmi K20 Pro Specifications
The Redmi K20 Pro uses Qualcomm’s flagship chipset for 2019, the Snapdragon 855; it has eight Kryo 485 cores and Adreno 640 GPU. Like most other Xiaomi smartphones nowadays, the Redmi K20 Pro has Android 9 Pie operating system with MIUI 10 customization. The Redmi K20 Pro is available in four configurations – 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 8GB RAM + 128GB storage, and 8GB RAM + 256GB storage.
The Redmi K20 Pro has three rear cameras; a 48MP main unit with Laser and Phase-detection autofocus, a 13MP ultrawide unit with 12mm focal length, and an 8MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom, laser-detection autofocus, and phase-detection autofocus.
The Redmi K20 Pro has a 4000mAh battery that supports 27W Quick Charge 4+ fast charging. The connectivity options on the Redmi K20 Pro include dual-SIM, dual-VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi ac/b/g/n, Bluetooth v5.0, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
Sadly this phone has not been announced in the UK or the EU even under a rebadged name. The Redmi K20 has launched as the Xiaomi Mi 9T and you can buy it from Amazon Spain for 329-Euros when in stock.
As the Xiaomi Mi 9 has only recently launched here, it looks like Xiaomi is delaying the launch to avoid cannibalising their own sales.
So for UK users wanting this phone your best bet will be eBay and grey import sites like GearBest/BangGood/eGlobal