Originally posted May 28, 2019

[Update August 29, 2019] – The Redmi K20 Pro finally gets rebranded to the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro for the international markets and is available for 399.00-Euros or £364 via Amazon.

Xiaomi has just introduced the hotly anticipated Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro, dubbed the “Flagship Killer 2.0”.

The standard K20 is powered by the Snapdragon 730, while the Pro version features a Snapdragon 855. With the Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi has launched a phone that could compete directly with their own Mi 9 which is currently the cheapest Snapdragon 855.

Granted, if they are going to compete directly this assumes the K20 Pro will launch in the UK, but rumours suggest that the phone will be rebranded to the Mi 9T.

Pricing Options

I have removed the original Chinese launch prices, as usual, they translated very badly to what we might see here. Based on the original 2499-CNY price this would have worked out at around £300. Instead, the phone has launched for 399-Euros, or £364, which is still an Amazing buy

For reference, the Mi 9 launched in the UK officially at £499 but is currently available for £449 from Amazon UK. However, just like the Mi 9T, it is far more sensible to buy it from Amazon.es where it is priced identically to the Mi 9T at 399-Euros/£364

£379.00
£459.00
in stock
2 new from £379.00
Amazon.co.uk
Last updated on 9th December 2019 4:24 am

Specification Comparison

In terms of spec, the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro / Mi 9T is superior in almost every aspect.

The one minor weakness it has compared to the Mi 9 is the rear camera specification. The K20 Pro uses the same 48MP Sony IMX582 sensor for its main camera but then has a 13 MP, f/2.4, ultrawide and 8 MP, f/2.4, telephoto whereas the Mi 9 has a 16 MP, f/2.2, ultrawide and 12 MP, f/2.2, telephoto.

The K20 has a superior screen to body resolution thanks to the pop-up selfie camera, achieving 86.1% screen-to-body ratio.

It has a 3.5mm headphone jack with support for 24-bit/192kHz audio, something quite rare among flagship devices and surely a feature to win many users over.

It also addresses the Mi 9's biggest weakness, its battery. The K20 Pro/ Mi 9T has a 4000 mAh battery but it does sacrifice wireless charging. Personally, I think this is worth it compared to a smaller battery.

£379.00
£459.00
in stock
2 new from £379.00
Amazon.co.uk
Last updated on 9th December 2019 4:24 am

Side by side specification comparison

 Xiaomi Redmi K20 ProXiaomi Mi 9
Dimensions156.7 x 74.3 x 8.8 mm (6.17 x 2.93 x 0.35 in)157.5 x 74.7 x 7.6 mm (6.20 x 2.94 x 0.30 in)
Weight191 g (6.74 oz)173 g (6.10 oz)
BuildGlassBack glass (Gorilla Glass 5), aluminum frame (7000 series)
SimDual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colorsSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~86.1% screen-to-body ratio)6.39 inches, 100.2 cm2 (~85.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~403 ppi density)
ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 5Corning Gorilla Glass 6
HDRDCI-P3
HDR10
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10Android 9.0 (Pie); MIUI 10
ChipsetQualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
CPUOcta-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)Octa-core (1x2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3x2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
GPUAdreno 640Adreno 640
Card slotNoNo
Internal256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM64/128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM
Modules48 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF48 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2", 0.8µm, Laser/PDAF
13 MP, f/2.4, 12mm (ultrawide), 1/3", 1.12µm16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/3.0", 1.0µm, Laser/PDAF
8 MP, f/2.4, 53mm (telephoto), 1/4", 1.12µm, Laser/PDAF, 2x optical zoom12 MP, f/2.2, 54mm (telephoto), 1/3.6", 1.0µm, 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@30/120/240fps, 1080p@960fps
ModulesMotorized pop-up 20 MP, f/2.2, 0.8µm20 MP, f/2.0, 0.9µm
FeaturesHDRHDR
Video1080p@30fps1080p@30fps
LoudspeakerYesYes
3.5mm jackYesNo
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 dual-band A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
NFCYesYes
Infrared portNoYes
RadioYesNo
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, compassFingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BatteryNon-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh batteryNon-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
ChargingFast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)Fast battery charging 27W (Quick Charge 4+)
Fast wireless charging 20W
ColorsCarbon black, Flame red, Glacier blueLavender Violet, Ocean Blue, Piano Black
PriceUnknown, but cheaper than Mi 9 in China£449 in UK

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