Say that again? Four. Hundred. Fifty. Eight. Thousand. Seven. Hundred. Fifty. Four.
Redmi general manager Lu Weibing today shared on Chinese social-media platform Weibo the Antutu benchmark score of their soon-to-be-launched Snapdragon 855 smartphone, the Redmi K20. And yep, you read that right; the number is close to 460,000.
That’s way, way higher than the scores of other devices that are powered by Qualcomm’s flagship chip. The Xiaomi Mi 9 Transparent Edition, China’s best-performing Android phone on Antutu for the month of April, notched “only” 373,715 points. Our guess is the Redmi K20 tested by their engineers was overclocked.
Word has it that the Redmi K20 comes with a notch-less, 6.39-inch AMOLED screen with a fingerprint sensor underneath it and protection covered by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. And the battery is supposedly rated at 4,000mAh and has support for 27-watt fast charging.
One of the three rear cameras is expected to be 48 megapixels. The other two are an 8-megapixel ultra-wide unit and a 16-megapixel telephoto shooter. The front camera, said to be 20 megapixels, likely pops up.
Yesterday, shots were fired when Redmi India congratulated OnePlus on the launch of what many people in the West call flagship killers, the OnePlus 7 Pro and OnePlus 7.
The words in the image Redmi shared go: “Congratulations, OnePlus! We heard about your new flagship. Regards, Flagship Killer 2.0, coming soon,” with the character “K,” “2,” and “0” colored red. This clearly refers to the K20.
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Many had thought this device was the Pocophone F2. Apparently not. Or… we don’t know what to think anymore. The more important thing for us is that Xiaomi and its exclusive distributor in the Philippines, Grimalkin, bring it to the country. If the Xiaomi Mi 9 is priced as low as P22,990 (around $438) here, what more the K20, considering that Redmi products are supposed to be more affordable.
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