Xiaomi's Redmi K20 to take on OnePlus 7

Xiaomi's Redmi K20 to take on OnePlus 7

OnePlus, earlier in the week, launched the flagship OnePlus 7 series in Bengaluru on May 14 and the initial reactions from the tech critics and fans alike are overwhelming. 

Now, arch-rival Xiaomi, which dented the OnePlus 6 series sale prospects with Poco F1 in 2018, is back with a cheeky teaser on Twitter hinting a new marquee phone is on way to take on OnePlus 7.

Xiaomi's Redmi India said --'Congratulations, OnePlus! We heard about your new flagship Regards Flagship Killer (855) 2.0 coming soon' and added 'Cometh the flagship, cometh the flagship Killer 2.0. Coming soon #Redmi'.

As we can see, Xiaomi is not bringing the Poco F1 successor, but instead, introduce new 'Redmi' branded phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core to go against OnePlus 7 and the 7 Pro.

Last week, Lu Weibing, general manager, Redmi announced that the company is bringing Redmi K20 soon and going by the aforementioned Tweet with red-hued characters- K, 2 and 0, it's obvious that Redmi India is indicating the same device and will hit Indian shores soon after the launch in China. Considering the fact that India being a strategically important market for Xiaomi, it may host simultaneous launch events.

Xiaomi Redmi K20: What we know so far

Xiaomi Redmi K20 is said to sport a 6.39-inch AMOLED display with the notch-less design form factor. So, there is a strong possibility that the device might come with a pop-up camera similar to the OnePlus 7 Pro.

Inside, it is expected to come with Qualcomm Snapdragon backed by 6GB/8GB RAM, 64GB/128GB/256GB storage and a 4,000mAh battery with fast charging support.
As far as the photography hardware is concerned, it is said to boast a triple camera setup-- 48MP primary+ 16MP Telephoto+ 8MP Ultra-wide angle lens--on the back and a 32MP pop-up selfie shooter.

It will be made available multiple configurations includein 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, 6GB RAM +128GB storage, 8GB RAM +128GB storage and 8GB RAM +256GB storage.

Picture credit: Xiaomi Redmi India/Twitter 

In a related development, Xiaomi is launching new Redmi Note 7S in India on May 20. There is no word on key features except for the fact that it will come with 48MP dual-camera. Stay tuned.

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