Redmi K20 Pre-Orders Begin in China, Hi-Res Audio Support and ‘Ultra-Linear’ Speaker Confirmed

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Redmi’s first flagship Android smartphone, the K20 is set to be officially launched in China on May 28. Ahead of the smartphone’s formal launch in the country, Redmi today announced that consumers in China can pre-order the smartphone by paying just CNY 100. Pre-orders for the K20 went live in the country at 10 AM today.

Redmi K20 Pre-Orders Now Live in China for CNY 100

Consumers in China can pre-order the Redmi K20 by making a deposit of CNY 100 on the company’s online store. They can then pay the rest of the amount at 18:00 on May 28. Once the full payment has been made, the Redmi K20 will be delivered to their doorstep within 7 days. While the smartphone’s price is yet to be revealed, we expect the Redmi K20 to be cheaper than other Snapdragon 855-powered flagship phones that has been released so far.

Redmi K20 Pre-Order

The Redmi K20 has been confirmed to feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core chipset, coupled with up to 8GB of RAM. We expect the base variant of the smartphone to come with 6GB RAM instead. Apart from the Snapdragon 855 chipset, the other major highlight of the Redmi K20 will be its triple rear cameras. The flagship phone will use a 48-megapixel Sony IMX586 as the primary sensor. In case you are not aware, the same sensor is used in smartphones such as the Xiaomi Mi 9, Redmi Note 7 Pro, as well as the new OnePlus 7 duo. Redmi has also confirmed that the K20 will be capable of recording slo-mo videos at 960fps.

Moving on to the display, Redmi K20 is rumored to sport a 6.39-inch notchless AMOLED display panel with Full HD+ resolution and a seventh-generation In-display fingerprint sensor with higher accuracy as well as speed when compared to previous generation sensors. As for battery life, the Redmi K20 should be quite impressive as it is expected to pack a 4000mAh battery with 27W fast charging support.

Redmi K20 Hi-Res Audio

Aside from announcing that pre-orders are now live, Redmi released a new teaser on Weibo today confirming its upcoming flagship smartphone will have Hi-Res audio certification. As confirmed by Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing, the Redmi K20 will include a 3.5mm headphone jack, so users will not have to deal with a USB Type-C to 3.5mm adapter to listen to music. Another teaser released by Weibing on Weibo today has revealed the K20 will have an ultra-linear speaker with a larger 0.9cc physical cavity, resulting in improved loudness.

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