There have been weeks of hype around the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro and consumers remain excited following the launch. Some websites like AliExpress have already listed the phone for import to the UK but with prices of £380.19 to £415.55, they are charging a massive premium.

Based on this pre-order price you would probably be better off with the Xiaomi Mi 9 which you can import from Amazon Spain for less than this.

Last year the Pocophone F1 exploded in popularity due to flagship specs at mid-range prices and therefore people have been excited about the prospect of this years Pocophone F2.

Pocophone

Rumours a circulating that the K20 Pro will be known as Poco F2 Pro, Mi 9T Pro in overseas markets. Currently, it is claimed that the Poco F2 will be used in India, while the Mi 9T will be used in Russia and Poland.

So how does last years Pocophone F1 stack up against the Redmi K20 Pro? And do you think this could really be the F2?

Redmi K20 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro

It is worth noting, that if the renaming is true, then he Poco F2 will be the Snapdragon 730 based phone and the Poco F2 Pro will be the Redmi K20 Pro so we will likely see a jump in price if you want the flagship specs.

I am on the fence about if the rumours could be true or not. The Redmi K20 Pro is a huge jump up in specs, far beyond what most phones normally go through generationally which leads me to think that this may not become a Pocophone. If the Pocophone F2 has the SD730 while retaining the affordable price people will complain, and if the Pocophone F2 Pro jumps up significantly in price, people will complain.

Also, the Pocophone F1 was announced August last year, so launching an upgraded phone nine months later seems unlikely.

The table comparison below shows that there is far more than just an SoC upgrade between each phone. The K20 has a much larger screen, pop out selfies camera, massively upgraded rear cameras, NFC and faster charging.

 Redmi K20 ProPocophone F1
Announced2019, May2018, August
Dimensions156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)155.5 x 75.3 x 8.8 mm (6.12 x 2.96 x 0.35 in)
Weight191 g (6.74 oz)182 g (6.42 oz)
BuildGlassFront glass, plastic body
SIMDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)6.18 inches, 96.2 cm2 (~82.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)1080 x 2246 pixels, 18.7:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass (unspecified version)
HDR
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10Android 8.1 (Oreo), upgradable to Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10.2.3 POCO
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)Octa-core (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 630
Card slotNomicroSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)
Internal256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64/128 GB, 6 GB RAM
Modules48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF12 MP, f/1.9, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3", 1.12µm5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12µm, depth sensor
8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4", 1.12µm, Laser/PDAF, 2x optical zoom
FeaturesDual-LED flash, HDR, panoramaDual-LED flash, HDR, panorama
Video2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS), 1080p@240fps, 720p@960fps
ModulesMotorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
FeaturesHDRHDR
Video1080p@30fps1080p@30fps
LoudspeakerYesYes, with stereo speakers
3.5mm jackYesYes
24-bit/192kHz audioActive noise cancellation with dedicated mic
Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspotWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Bluetooth5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
GPSYes, with dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEOYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
NFCYes
Infrared portNoNo
RadioYesFM radio, recording
USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go
SensorsFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compassInfrared face recognition, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)Fast battery charging 18W (Quick Charge 3.0)
ColorsCarbon black, Flame red, Glacier blueGraphite Black, Steel Blue, Rosso Red, Armored Edition with Kevlar
Price£285 based on Chinese launch price.
£380 for Aliexpress pre-order
£270 currently