Today will definitely go down in the history of the Redmi brand. After long months, weeks and days of stretching, we are finally here. At its largest conference to date, Redmi presented the much-anticipated flagship - Redmi K20 Pro.
Right at the beginning, we can talk about it as a groundbreaking smartphone in terms of price and performance. As the director of the Redmi brand, Lu Weibing, promised us for a long time, so it happened. Redmi K20 Pro is the real king in terms of price and performance. The company also calls him a "2.0 flagship killer," directly attacking OnePlus models.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Redmi K20 Pro.
The design of the Redmi K20 Pro is no longer a surprise for us, as the design and basic features were revealed to us before the presentation. The smartphone therefore comes with an almost frameless display that does not contain any cutouts or holes.
The front camera is housed in a slider, similar to the much more expensive OnePlus 7 Pro. Redmi declares that the mechanism will last 300 extensions / retractions. At 100 extensions per day, the service life is almost 10 years.
Ejecting according to the manufacturer only takes 0,8 seconds and the camera has similar fall protection to a competitor from OnePlus when it retracts automatically. The camera lens itself is highly protected durable sapphire crystalthat resists scratches. It is also available 6 sound effects slide out the camera.
It is quite surprising that a smartphone in this price category offers a complicated retractable camera mechanism. And so a little admirable that the manufacturer did it at this price.
The construction of Redmi K20 Pro is mostly made of glass. The rear glass panel got a very interesting color scheme, which we have never seen in smartphones. Redmi calls it something like "flame design". Different angles of incidence of light make incredibly interesting 3D effect, in the style of fire.
It will be available in carbon, red and blue. The overall dimensions of the structure are 156,7 x 74,3 x 8,8 mm and a weight of 191 grams.
Redmi K20 Pro design in full beauty:
Almost frameless AMOLED
It is clear from the dimensions that the Redmi K20 Pro is no dwarf. It covers the front 6,39-inch display with really minimal frames. Due to the size of the display, Redmi managed to maintain relatively acceptable dimensions. The display forms up to 91,9 % front side. The lower chin is still here, but it is only 3,8 mm.
The display for this smartphone is made by Samsung and is a favorite AMOLED panelwhich, despite the higher color saturation, users love. They fall in love too 7th generation optical fingerprint sensor. This is the latest generation of this technology. The sensor is 10% faster and 30% more accurate than the previous generation.
The display has 19,5: 9 aspect ratio and more or less standard FullHD + resolution, ie 2340 x 1080 pixels. Despite the fact that Redmi has opposed its model since the introduction of OnePlus 7 Pro, the K20 Pro display has a classic refresh rate of 60 Hz.
However, this is not a disadvantage, we would not expect another at this price. The display has a contrast ratio of 60000: 1, maximum brightness at the level 600 rivets and support HDR technology.
This means supporting colored backgrounds. A novelty is also a function called DC Dimming. Xiaomi has recently made this feature available for all of its models equipped with AMOLED displays.
Its primary task is to protect the user's eyesight at the lowest brightness values, when the refresh rate of the display is very high - the display literally flickers (it shows this perfectly this video). However, the human eye does not detect this "flicker", it perceives it as a whole. However, this phenomenon can cause headaches and migraines to people who are sensitive to "flickering" displays. This is the problem that the DC Dimming function solves.
Right flagship hardware
We knew from the beginning what processor the Redmi K20 Pro would be powered by. Osemjadrový Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 with clock speed, 2.84 GHz, Kryo 485 cores produced by 7 nm production process etc. Adreno GPU 640. So the best you can have in a smartphone in 2019.
The processor is seconded by LPDDR4x RAM 6 or 8 GB. Internal UFS 2.1 storage is available in three versions - 64 / 128 / 256 GB. We would wait in vain for a microSD card slot, Xiaomi completely eliminated them from her flagships.
We will stay with the performance. The K20 Pro is equipped with a game mode Game Turbo 2.0which enhances the gaming user experience. Intelligent algorithms ensure the best performance, smooth running of the game thanks to FPS optimization and immediate display response. Redmi boasted a faster touch response than the Huawei P30 Pro or Vivo IQOO.
The smartphone is equipped just for players 8-layer graphite heat dissipation technology, which evenly reduces the temperature of the entire device and significantly improves the efficiency of heat dissipation.
Triple 48 MPx camera
The back of the new Redmi K20 Pro contains three lenses. Primary wide angle sensor Sony IMX 586 has a resolution 48 MPx a aperture f / 1.75. Next in line is 13 MPx ultra-wide sensor with angle of view up to 124,8 ° and aperture f / 2.4. It is added to the third 8 MPx telephoto lens aperture f / 2.4 a 2x optical zoom.
The camera is equipped with a fast laser focusing and supports super night mode. The camera can record 4K video at 30 and 60 fps, FullHD video at 60 fps and even super slow motion video at 960 fps.
The front camera has a resolution 20 MPx, aperture f / 2.2, pixel size 0.8μm and records FullHD video. An interesting feature of the front camera is a kind of panoramic selfie photo. There is a lot of artificial intelligence to improve your "selfies".
4000 mAh battery with artificial intelligence
Another of the key parameters of the Redmi K20 is the battery. It has already been confirmed that he will get a proper one capacity 4000 mAh, which is a kind of icon for Redmi smartphones. It must not be missing in the flagship either.
The developers at Redmi also locked themselves in a software page that should contribute to even longer life. The battery will be supported artificial intelligence for intelligent optimization of energy savings. The algorithm can intelligently control the power consumption of applications and games.
To optimize the battery, Redmi also created a kind of AI scenes, for different states of use. For example, if you're currently using chat apps, social networks, and reading on your smartphone, the screen backlight adapts intelligently, which is not only more comfortable for the eyes, but also saves battery power.
When you sleep, the phone automatically goes into sleep mode, strictly controlling the number of running applications in the background and making sure that almost no power is consumed. According to the director of the Redmi brand, extreme optimization of the battery makes the Redmi K20 hard to beat smartphone in endurance.
A large battery is added to the large battery by power up to 27 W. The battery is enough half an hour on the charger to recharge by 58%. Full charge in 73 minutes. Charging takes place via modern USB Type-C connector.
Great audio and 3,5 mm jack
Even before the show, we knew that the Redmi K20 Pro would come with a slowly dying 3,5 mm jack. That's how it happened. In addition, the smartphone is certified by Hi-Res audio, which means that it will provide users with high quality sound.
In addition to sound quality for headphones, the speaker is also a place that developers have focused on. The new Redmi K20 will be equipped the largest ultra-linear speaker 1217, which is equivalent to 0,9cc speakers, similar to Xiaomi Mi 9.
This time, the volume has improved significantly and the effect is very special when playing games. It is compared to the qualities of external bluetooth speakers. At Redmi, they are convinced that thanks to the high-quality sound from the speaker or headphones, the novelty will be very popular.
NFC and dual GPS
The latest generation chip is used SN100 series. It is the same type of module as the iPhone XS, for example. The action speed of this chip is up to 30% higher compared to older types of NFCs.
After logging in to your Xiaomi account, all NFC configurations from the older mobile will be imported into your new Redmi smartphone. Of course, if you had one before.
It is also equipped double frequency GPS module. This type of module used is not new. It was first used in the Xiaomi Mi 8 and gradually other phones of various brands began to use it. The advantage of this module is a more accurate signal and a more stable connection.
Older GPS modules worked with one frequency and focused the position using the signal of satellites from the L1 category. For example, their signal was often lost around tall buildings and their position was inaccurate.
Two-frequency GPS together with this signal it uses for targeting also satellites of category L5. Positioning is a lot more precisely and the connection is not interrupted.
K if Killer!
Prices are perhaps the most anticipated feature of the new Redmi K20 Pro. Declared the king in terms of price and performance or even the killer of flagship 2.0, his awards successfully confirm these attributes. After all, see for yourself:
Redmi K20 Pro with 6 GB RAM and 64 GB memory - 2499 yuan, ~ 325 € / 8400 CZK
Redmi K20 Pro with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB memory - 2599 yuan, ~ 340 € / 8700 CZK
Redmi K20 Pro with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB memory - 2799 yuan, ~ 365 € / 9400 CZK
Redmi K20 Pro with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB memory - 2999 yuan, ~ 390 € / 10 CZK
However, we must bear in mind that, even if these prices are confirmed, it is still the case prices exclusively for the Chinese market and for the people of China. We have become accustomed to having to reckon with higher prices for Europe, and it will not be otherwise in this case either.
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