Xiaomi’s Redmi K20 Pro continues to bake in the oven. As we head deeper into 2019, the aroma coming from the K20 Pro is becoming irresistible, and rightfully so given the leaks that are making their way here. Leaks coming in from Chinese social media site, Weibo, spills the beans on the upcoming K20 Pro, including its price tag and variants.
According to the leaks, the Redmi K20 Pro would feature the Snapdragon 855 SoC. In addition to that, the device would come with a 48MP camera on its back, a 4000mAh battery, NFC, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of internal storage rather than the 256GB storage we were hoping for.
According to the leaks, the Redmi K20 Pro would come in three variants.
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM / 64GB) – ¥2599 (US $376)
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (6GB RAM / 128GB) – ¥2799 (US $405)
- Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro (8GB RAM / 128GB) – ¥2999(US $434)
Taking the leaks into account, that means that the 3 variants top out at 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Furthermore, the Chinese pricing also gives us a rough idea of what the device may retail in the international market.
With Huawei taking a duck in the US market and from many of its major partners, Xiaomi would be a whole lot more confident in pricing its devices. And given that the Asian & European market is where Xiaomi dominates, we could suggest that the K20 Pro would start at $399 by the time it arrives in international markets.
With pricing out of the way, Xiaomi has clearly shown us why it cares about enthusiasts. Despite its price tag, Xiaomi and re-introduced and introduced NFC, the 3.5mm headphone jack, Hi-Res audio via the 3.5mm headphone jack, and an under-display fingerprint sensor which is incredible for the $399 phone to say the least.
Regarding the release date, Xiaomi has a conference that’s set to go off on May 28th in Beijing which is right around the corner. The question and bite on the tongue is whether Xiaomi could quench the thirst of enthusiasts from the international market given how much we had to wait for the Mi 9 and Mi 9 SE.