Redmi K20; Xiaomi’s Redmi is traditionally associated with smartphones aimed at the entry-level and budget segments. Redmi’s enormous success, individual identity, and higher popularity than the Mi brand prompted Xiaomi to spin it off as a separate brand. In spite of Redmi’s initial plans to focus on budget smartphones, we have been hearing speculations about at the inception of a flagship series under the Redmi brand.
The Redmi K20 flagships are expected to powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 mobile platform, feature pop-up selfie cameras, and likely to arrive in India.
We recently gained some cues about Xiaomi’s plans to launch these two flagships with mechanical pop-up selfie cameras. The two alleged devices code-named “davinci” and “raphael” have been swanked multiple times on the Chinese micro-blogging website Weibo but we have refrained from trusting these leaks due to scarce reliability. But now, the brand itself has shared a glimpse of its upcoming flagship series that will feature a pop-up camera, although without sharing any other information about these smartphone(s).
Redmi K20 Flagship
The outline of the company’s next flagship with a pop-up camera (Redmi K20). Additionally, there is a clear emphasis on speed and performance, and Redmi is not flinching from actually using the word “flagship.” However, that’s all we know about the upcoming Redmi device in terms of the specifications.
In terms of pricing, we can expect this smartphone to be projected as an affordable flagship priced below tradition Xiaomi flagship like the Mi 9. While it is too tempting to believe that the POCO F2 could borrow some of the features from the teased Xiaomi device, we cannot say so with confidence.
One thing to note is that the pop-up camera should be placed a little towards the left side of the upper edge and not along the center, as shown in the series of unverified leaks in the past.
Meanwhile, brands like Realme and OnePlus are also believed to be working on their own versions of pop-up selfie cameras for their upcoming smartphones and it will be exciting to see which company manages to make the best out of this form factor, which was somewhat limited to brands like Vivo until last year.
Redmi’s official handle confirmed that its flagship will be called Redmi K20. The company’s CEO Lu Weibing said that ‘K’ in the performance-oriented flagship’s name stands for Killer.
According to Google Translate, he hailed the smartphone as a flagship killer – a title previously accorded to OnePlus smartphones.