Redmi K20 series announced as Redmi’s first flagship

Redmi K20 Pro features the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, AI 48MP triple camera, and an intriguing flame-inspired glass back.

BEIJING, China, 28 May 2019 ––– Redmi, after its recent independent brand announcement, launches its first-ever flagship phones, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro—starting at RMB 1999 and RMB 2499 respectively. The Redmi K20 Pro sports the top-class chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, a 6.39-inch Full Screen Display, a 20MP pop-up front camera and a rear 48MP triple camera setup. Also announced was Redmi 7A, featuring the new Snapdragon 439 SoC, improved design, and an amazing battery life, starting at just RMB 549. Redmi’s first notebook product, RedmiBook 14, was also unveiled at the launch event presented by vice-president Lu Weibing, general manager of Redmi brand. It was also announced yesterday that over 10 million devices in the Redmi Note 7 series has shipped worldwide since it was first launched.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with graphite cooling ensures best gaming experience

As the first Redmi flagship device, Redmi K20 Pro uses Qualcomm’s flagship Mobile Platform––Snapdragon 855. Along with the top-notch chipset, Redmi K20 Pro also features a custom 8-layered graphite cooling technology, which dissipates heat and keeps your device cool even under heavy loads.

Redmi K20 features the best-in-class Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, offering an increase for both CPU and GPU performance (+35 percent and +10 percent) as well as twice the AI performance compared to its predecessor—all enabled by the same Kryo 4 chip architecture used in the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, along with the 4th generation AI smart engine.

Both Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro come with the new Game Turbo 2.0 for an ultimate gaming experience by optimizing touch response, display, sound quality, network and in-game calls. Touch response rate goes up to 180Hz, while click and touch response times are reduced to about 70 milliseconds, the new Redmi devices are able to offer an Esports-level gaming experience.

AMOLED Full Screen Display with unique 3D four-sided curved glass back flame design

Redmi K20 and K20 Pro uses a nano-holographic technology to produce a unique flamed texture on its four-sided curved glass back. The combination of 3D glass and extremely narrow frame gives the phone an incredibly comfortable hand-feel.

Featuring a 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, the display of Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro supports Sunlight display 2.0, low-brightness color grayscale optimization, 256-scale eye protection technology, and received low-blue-light eye protection certification by Germany’s VDE Testing and Certification Institute.

The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro are equipped with the 7th-generation in-screen fingerprint technology. The dual optimization of hardware and software significantly improves the fingerprint recognition rate and speed. At the same time, Redmi K20 Pro is also the first in the industry to adopt a hardware DC dimming solution for its AMOLED display, which not only improves on the PWM flickering problem, but also ensures accurate picture colors.

Sony 48MP triple-camera and 20MP pop-up front camera

Offering an AI triple camera setup, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro feature a main 48MP camera with 1/2″ Sony flagship sensor that can produce ultra-high resolution photos. For night portraits, the camera sensor supports merging four pixels to form large 1.6μm pixels to capture more details in low-light conditions.

In addition to the 48MP main camera, the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro also feature a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens and 8MP telephoto lens. The options offered by the combination of these three lenses can cover most settings, delivering a SLR-like photography experience.

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro both sport a 20MP pop-up front-facing camera with a sapphire glass cover. When the front camera is raised, it will display lighting effects and is accompanied by one of six sound effects. The light ring on top acts as a notification light for incoming messages and charging status.

4000mAh large battery with 27W quick charge

Featuring a large 4000mAh battery and an AI energy saving mode to automatically adjust screen brightness and for activating sleep mode at night, Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro have power to last through a day of heavy use.

Redmi K20 Pro supports 27W wired quick charge. It charges up to 58% in 30 mins and can be fully charged in 73 mins. Redmi K20 supports up to 18W charging.

First Redmi flagship with NFC and Hi-Res Audio certification

The Redmi K20 series is the first Redmi flagship to offer multi-function NFC, with transaction speeds increased by up to 30 percent. For a better payment experience, Mi Pay now covers transit cards in over 200 cities in Chinese Mainland, while also supporting different wireless payment platforms such as JD and Meituan Quick Pay.

Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro also offers superb audio quality, featuring 1217SLS speakers and Smart PA as well as a 0.9cc large sound chamber for powerful playback. Both devices retain a 3.5mm headphone jack, and come with Mi Sound, Xiaomi’s own sound amp technology, and have both received Hi-Res Audio certification.

Technical specifications:

Redmi K20 Redmi K20 Pro
6.39-inch (16.2 cm) Full HD+ (2340 × 1080) AMOLED
full screen display
6.39-inch (16.2 cm) Full HD+ (2340 × 1080) AMOLED
full screen display
48MP + 8MP telephoto + 13MP 124.8° ultra-wide angle
triple rear camera
48MP + 8MP telephoto + 13MP 124.8° ultra-wide angle
triple rear camera
20MP front pop-up camera 20MP front pop-up camera
Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 730 Octa-core up to 2.2GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Octa-core 2.84GHz
6GB+64GB/6GB+128GB/8GB+256GB variants 6GB+64GB/6GB+128GB/8GB+128GB/8GB+256GB variants
4000mAh battery 4000mAh battery
In-screen fingerprint sensor In-screen fingerprint sensor
156.7 × 74.3 × 8.8mm, 191g 156.7 × 74.3 × 8.8mm, 191g

 

Redmi 7A: high quality and long battery life

Redmi 7A presents a complete upgrade over its predecessor, Redmi 6A. It comes with the more powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 SoC, a larger 4000mAh battery, improved design, faster 10W charger, improved speakers, splash resistance, as well as the ability to receive FM radio signals without an external antenna.

Redmi K20 series and Redmi 7A will start pre-orders on May 28 at 6pm, and will be available for open sale at 10am on June 1st and June 6th, respectively via Xiaomi official channels in Chinese Mainland.

Redmi K20 Pro will retail starting from RMB 2499 for the 6GB+64GB, RMB 2599 for 6GB+128GB version, RMB 2799 for 8GB+128GB version and RMB 2999 for the 8GB+256GB version.

Redmi K20 will be available at RMB 1999 for the 6GB+64GB version, RMB 2099 for the 6GB+128GB version and RMB 2599 for the 8GB+256GB version.

Redmi 7A will be available at RMB 549 for 2GB+16GB version and RMB 599 for 2GB+32GB version.

 

RedmiBook 14 – Redmi’s notebook debut

At today’s event, Lu also announced RedmiBook 14, Redmi’s first notebook product. Weighing just 1.5kg, this slim 14-inch notebook has no lack of power, equipped with the latest 8th-generation Intel “Whiskey Lake” processors and Nvidia GeForce MX250 graphics. RedmiBook 14 also comes with up to 8GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB SSD storage.

RedmiBook 14 will be available for pre-order in Chinese Mainland from June 1, with a starting price of RMB 3999. 

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About Xiaomi Corporation

Xiaomi Corporation was founded in April 2010 and listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 9, 2018 (1810.HK). Xiaomi is an internet company with smartphones and smart hardware connected by an IoT platform at its core.

With the vision of being friends with its users and being the “coolest company” in the hearts of its users, Xiaomi is committed to continuous innovation, with an unwavering focus on quality and efficiency. The company relentlessly builds amazing products with honest prices to let everyone in the world enjoy a better life through innovative technology.

Xiaomi is currently the world’s fourth-largest smartphone brand, and has established the world’s largest consumer IoT platform, with more than 171million smart devices (excluding smartphones and laptops) connected to its platform. Currently, Xiaomi products are present in more than 80 countries and regions around the world and have a leading foothold in many markets. Thanks to its strong growth in business, Xiaomi successfully ranks 426th in Forbes’ 2019 Global 2000 list.

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[News] Xiaomi introduces 12nm-SoC based Redmi 6/6A starting at RMB 599

BEIJING, China, 12 June 2018—Global technology leader Xiaomi announced the incredibly accessible Redmi 6 and Redmi 6A today in China, starting at an amazing price of RMB 599. Redmi 6 features the latest MediaTek Helio P22 chipset, based on a 12nm process for a great balance between power and battery performance, as well as a 12MP + 5MP dual camera for beautiful photos.

Sub-RMB 1,000 smartphone with SoC based on 12nm process

Redmi 6 sports the latest MediaTek Helio P22 SoC. Its octa-core CPU is built on 12nm process and consumes about 48% less power than comparable 28nm chipsets. The CPU also features ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture that automatically switches between performance and power-efficient cores depending on tasks, so as to achieve balanced performance and power consumption.

See more with the 5.45-inch 18:9 display

Redmi 6 has a 5.45-inch 18:9 display with a screen-to-body ratio of 80.5%. Its polycarbonate back panel has a brushed metal surface, and is symmetrically curved and gently tapered toward the edges so it feels great in the hand.

1.25µm-pixel sensor for beautiful photos day and night

Redmi 6 has a 12MP + 5MP dual camera setup. The main sensor has 1.25µm large pixels—the largest among popular smartphones in this price range. Larger pixels take in more light than smaller ones, a huge advantage for improving photo quality and reducing noise, especially in low-light conditions. It also uses phase-detection autofocus to improve focusing speed so users won’t miss capturing important moments. The 5MP front camera of Redmi 6 is supported by Xiaomi’s AI Portrait mode, which renders a realistic bokeh effect with a single lens.Xiao Ai voice assistant makes your life smarter

Redmi 6 offers many AI-enabled functions. When you pick up the phone, the screen will automatically wake and you can unlock the phone with AI Face Unlock. By integrating with the phone’s camera, Xiaomi’s proprietary Xiao Ai voice assistant can recognize plants, vehicles, living environments, as well as items  for price comparison. For certain scenarios Xiao Ai can translate English, French, Japanese, Korean, German, Spanish and Hindi into Chinese. Xiao Ai can also detect SMS messages sent by fake mobile base stations set up by scammers, protecting users against possible attacks.RMB 599 Redmi 6A offers great value

Redmi 6A adopts the same body and screen as Redmi 6, as well as all AI functions. It sports the MediaTek Helio A22 SoC that is also built on the 12nm process. Redmi 6A’s 3000mAh battery allows the phone to stay in standby mode for up to 19 days. Redmi 6A has a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera—both capable of using Xiaomi’s AI Portrait mode. MIUI has also been optimized for Redmi 6A, reducing system apps’ memory usage by nearly 30%.

Redmi 6 comes in two versions: 3GB + 32GB for RMB 799 and 4GB + 64GB for RMB 999. Redmi 6A is priced at RMB 599 for 2GB + 16GB. They will be available in China on Xiaomi’s online and offline stores starting 15 June.