Redmi K20 Pro Unboxing and First Impressions

Xiaomi just launched the Redmi K20 Pro, the company’s latest flagship smartphone in the Redmi series in India. Here we have the unboxing and the first impressions of the smartphone.

Box Contents

  • Redmi K20 Pro 8GB + 256GB Flame Red version
  • 2-pin fast charger (5V-2A / 9V-2A)
  • USB Type-C Cable
  • SIM Ejector tool
  • Protective case
  • User manual and warranty information

The phone features a 6.39-inch (2340 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19.5:9 aspect ratio Horizon AMOLED display with support for HDR and DCI-P3 color gamut. It also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. It has 1.85mm side, 2.1mm top and 3.8mm bottom bezels, which looks good, even in bright sunlight since it offers up to 600nit brightness in high brightness mode. It runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with MIUI 10.

The phone is powered by Snapdragon 855 7nm SoC with up to 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and has up to 256GB UFS2.1 storage. It has 8 layers of graphite 3D sheet that promises better heat dissipation. There is a small earpiece on the top. On the bottom there is a small bezel. The phone also has a seventh generation optical in-display fingerprint sensor that has a large area that detects your fingerprint better for quicker and more accurate unlocking.

There is a 20-megapixel pop-up front camera, which the company says has been tested 300,000 times. It has auto drop protection so that the camera is automatically retracted. The camera lens also has a sapphire glass protection to prevent scratches. There is also a notification light on the sides of the camera.

Coming to the button placements, the volume rockers and the power button are present on the right side. The 3.5mm audio jack, secondary microphone and the pop-up camera is present on the top. On the bottom there is a speaker grill, primary microphone, USB Type-C port and a dual SIM slot. The phone doesn’t have a microSD card slot, which is acceptable since the base version has 128GB storage.

The phone has triple rear cameras that includes a 48MP primary rear camera with Dual LED Flash, f/1.75 aperture, 1/2″ Sony IMX586 sensor,  Laser auto focus, 8MP 1/4″ OV8856 telephoto lens with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture for 2x loss-less zoom and a 13MP 1/3″ Samsung S5K3L6 124.8° ultra-wide sensor with 1.12μm pixel size, f/2.4 aperture. It has EIS and 4K 60 fps video recording for all the cameras and 960 fps slo-mo recording.

It has an Aura Prime 3D curved back design with a flame pattern, while there is also the Carbon Black version with unique kevlar gradient. There is also a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection on the back. The phone has a Splashproof P2i coating, similar to other Redmi Note 7 series phones. It has a 4000mAh battery with support for 27W SonicCharge that promises 58% charge in half an hour, but it comes bundled with an 18W charger in the box.

In addition to the bundled black hard case, the company sells silicon case in different colors at Rs. 499.

Priced at Rs. 27,999 for the 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version and Rs. 30,999 for the 8GB RAM with 256GB storage version, it will be available from Flipkart, and Mi Home stores from July 22nd.

Photography by Siraj

Author: Srivatsan Sridhar

Srivatsan Sridhar is a Mobile Technology Enthusiast who is passionate about Mobile phones and Mobile apps. He uses the phones he reviews as his main phone. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram