Redmi K20 Pro review, price, and specs by Revu Philippines

Redmi K20 Pro: How to install Play Store, Google apps on it

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The Redmi K20 Pro is currently one of the most sought-after devices, and for good reason: It combines the best specs you can get on the market with an ultra-aggressive pricing strategy that will make you question how much you need to spend on a top-tier handset.

(Update, June 5: Check out our first batch of pictures taken with the Redmi K20 Pro here!)

The K20 Pro Snapdragon 855 phone is out now in its native country for as low as ¥2,499 (around P18,908 or $361). But it’s more likely that it won’t go on sale as a Redmi-branded unit in international markets, with Xiaomi hinting at a rebadged model — possibly the Mi 9T Pro — for countries and regions outside of China.

SEE ALSO: Redmi K20, K20 Pro with flagship specs, low prices now official

The big difference? The Redmi K20 Pro won’t have the Google Play Store app store preinstalled, and first-party apps and services like Gmail will have to be downloaded separately if you plan on using them. The good news is that getting the Play Store (and the rest of the Google app suite) to run on the handset is simple and easy to do, taking little of your time.

READ ALSO: Xiaomi Mi 9T (Redmi K20 or Pocophone F2?) retail box spotted

So if you can’t wait for the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, follow the guide below to learn how you can easily install the Play Store and Google apps on the Redmi K20 Pro.

Step 1. Download and install the Google Play services app on your smartphone. This is used to update the Google app suite and other software directly from Google Play.

Redmi K20 Pro: Install Google Play Services APK by Revu Philippines

Step 2. Allow app installs from unknown sources.

Redmi K20 Pro: Allow installation of apps from unknown sources by Revu Philippines

Step 3. Download and install the Google Play Store app on your phone.

Redmi K20 Pro: Download and install Google Play Store app by Revu Philippines

Step 4. Open the Google Play app on your home screen, then tap the Sign In button at the bottom of the screen.

Redmi K20 Pro: Sign into the Google Play Store app by Revu Philippines

Step 5. Sign in with your Google account.

Redmi K20 Pro: Sign into your Google account by Revu Philippines

Step 6. Download apps from the Play Store, per usual.

Redmi K20 Pro: Download Google Play Store apps by Revu Philippines

That’s it!

We’ll be posting a bunch of Redmi K20 Pro content throughout the week, with camera samples and impressions and analysis in video form, so check back on the site soon.

Redmi K20 Pro specs

  • 6.39-inch AMOLED display, 2,340 x 1,080 resolution (19.5:9)
  • Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor
  • 6GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB/256GB expandable storage
  • Triple 48MP main camera, 13MP ultra-wide camera, 8MP camera
  • Pop-up 20-megapixel front camera
  • In-screen fingerprint reader
  • 4,000mAh battery with 27-watt fast charging
  • MIUI 10 based on Android 9.0 Pie

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 11 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.