Chinese technology company Xiaomi has geared up to bring its upcoming Redmi K20-series smartphone in India. The smartphone was unveiled in China last month in May and the device’s India launch was confirmed by the company earlier this month. Now, Redmi K20’s processor’s performance has been teased by the company’s official Twitter handle. The tweet by Redmi India shows the comparison between the CPUs of its previous smartphones and the upcoming Redmi K20. The teased smartphone will be a mid-range device with features like a full-AMOLED display and a triple rear camera setup that has a 48MP Sony primary sensor.
Redmi India tweeted about the CPU that powers the Redmi K20 – the Snapdragon 730 SoC. The teaser displayed the official AnTuTu benchmark performance of the octa-core Snapdragon 730 SoC. According to the company, Redmi K20’s CPU is 40% faster than the Snapdragon 710 SoC that is housed in the Realme 3 Pro and the Nokia 8.1. The image shows that while Snapdragon 730 SoC scored 2,18,625 on the AnTuTu benchmarking test, Snapdragon 675 SoC scored a total of 1,80,808. Lastly, the Snapdragon 710 SoC scored a total of 1,55,215 in the test.
The full tweet of Redmi India read, “Mi fans, you will soon see a device with @Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, one of the first in India. It’s >40% faster than SD 710 which is an year old. Yes, you read that right! Can you guess the name of the phone coming with 730?” Although the teaser revealed the performance of the CPU, it didn’t mention the exact date of the launch of the Redmi K20.
Prior to this, Xiaomi India’s Managing Director, Manu Kumar Jain had confirmed that the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro will be launched in India in “six weeks”, and this timeline ends in mid-July. So, there is a possibility that the company might launch both the device around July 15. Some industry insiders told us that Xiaomi will be launching the smartphone on July 18.
Redmi K20 price in India (expected) and specifications
Although the Redmi K20 hasn’t been launched in India, it will most likely be a mid-range smartphone. In China, the Redmi K20 with 6GB RAM/64GB storage sells for CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs 20,200) while the 6GB RAM/128GB storage is priced at CNY 2,099 (approximately Rs 21,200). The top end variant of the smartphone with 8GB RAM/256GB storage bears a price tag of CNY 2,599 (approximately Rs 26,200).
Speaking about the specifications of the Redmi K20, it sports a 6.39-inch Full-HD+ (1080 x 2340 pixels) AMOLED display. The smartphone is powered by Snapdragon 730 SoC paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The handset packs a 4,000mAh battery that has support for fast charging. It runs Android 9.0 Pie skinned with MIUI and has an in-display fingerprint scanner.
Mi fans, you will soon see a device with @Qualcomm Snapdragon 730, one of the first in India. It's >40% faster than SD 710 which is an year old. Yes, you read that right!
Can you guess the name of the phone coming with 730? pic.twitter.com/ZJiUA5IoEE
— Redmi India (@RedmiIndia) June 27, 2019
On the imaging front, the Redmi K20 features a triple-rear camera that comprises of a 48MP Sony IMX582 primary sensor paired with a 13MP wide-angle lens along with an 8MP camera. On the front, there is a 20MP selfie camera.
For connectivity, Redmi K20 comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS, and USB Type-C port.