Published: Wed, July 17, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Now Officially In Malaysia; Price Starts At RM 399

Xiaomi Redmi 7A Now Officially In Malaysia; Price Starts At RM 399

Manu Jain, managing director of Xiaomi India, and vice president of Xiaomi, said, "As the first of our Redmi flagship series in India, Redmi K20 and K20 Pro truly redefine the ultimate flagship experience". The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie along with Xiaomi's MIUI 10 skin overlaying it.

Xiaomi soon plans to bring all variants of the K20 and K20 Pro to all its offline stores as well. Xiaomi will also offer a cashback worth Rs. 2,000 for the Alpha Sale customers when purchasing through an ICICI credit card. The 48MP main rear camera is the Sony IMX sensor seen on the Oneplus 7 pro.

Now, for the flagship Redmi K20 Pro, it's base variant with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage has been priced at Rs 27,999. Key highlights of both Redmi K20-series phones include a full-HD+ AMOLED display, 3D four-curved large arc body along with a new Aura Prime Design, and a pop-up selfie camera module. Of course, the storage capacities vary: while the K20 comes in 6GB/64GB and 6GB/128GB options, the K20 Pro offers models of 6GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB capacities. The Redmi K20 base model will be available with 6GB RAM and 64GB at Rs 23,999.

Interestingly, the phone, when recording video, will support 4K video on all the three lenses, and also record slow motion at 960fps. The Snapdragon 855, with its tri-cluster architecture (1 x Prime core, 3 x Gold cores, 4 x Silver cores) and 7nm architecture, gives Redmi K20 Pro vast processing prowess, which the company claims makes it one of the most powerful smartphones in the world. The other two cameras are a 8MP telephoto lense with 2x optical zoom and an ultrawide 13MP sensor that covers a range of 124.8 degrees, which the company claims is the widest yet.

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The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro smartphones feature elevating camera of 20-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture for capturing selfies.

In terms of connectivity, the Redmi K20 has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. We expect the Redmi K20 Pro to be priced similarly in India.

The first sale of the Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will take place on Flipkart, and Mi Home stores on July 22 at 12PM. The K20 supports 18W rapid charging whereas the K20 Pro supports 27W fast charging. The flagship phone, however, also comes with hardware DC dimming. Keeping the lights on is a 4,000mAh battery unit. There's only one another configuration of this device, with 8GB RAM and 256GB memory, and it's priced at Rs 30,999.

Coming to optics, the smartphone has an AI-powered triple rear camera system featuring a 48-megapixel primary shooter with an f/1.75 lens, a 13-megapixel secondary shooter with a wide-angle lens, and a third 8-megapixel shooter with an f/2.4 lens. There is also the 20-megapixel pop-up selfie camera onboard. The regular variant - Redmi K20 also gets 4000 mAh battery with 18W fast charging.

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