Few months after launching the Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro smartphones last year, Redmi announced the RedmI K20 Pro Premium Edition with a price tag of 3,299 Yuan (~$475) for its 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage variant. Its price was reduced to 2,999 Yuan (~$432) in December and now it has further slashed to 2,799 Yuan (~$403). It seems to be a permanent price cut on the phone as the company could be clearing its existing to make way for the upcoming Redmi K30 Pro 5G.
The Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition is the last 4G flagship phone from the company. Xiaomi co-founder, the vice chairman of the Xiaomi Group and President of the mobile division had stated in the recent past starting from Redmi 30, all the forthcoming flagship phones from Xiaomi will be equipped with support for dual-mode NSA and SA 5G networks.
The K20 Pro Premium Edition was introduced in two 8 GB RAM versions with 128 GB and 256 GB storage choices. However, these models are no longer available for purchase. Currently, only the 12 GB RAM + 512 GB storage edition is available with a 2,799 Yuan (~$403) price tag. It can be bought only in Red and White color editions.
Reports have claimed that Redmi could be announcing the Redmi K30 Pro by March this year. The handset was recently spotted on Geekbench benchmarking platform which indicated that the company could be internally testing it with Snapdragon 865 mobile platform. The phone was found to be equipped with Android 10 OS and 8 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi is expected to announce the Xiaomi Mi 10 and Mi 10 Pro smartphones in China in early February. The series is said to be priced between 3,500 Yuan and 5,000 Yuan. The Chinese firm may not want the SD865 powered Redmi K30 Pro 5G to arrive soon and disturb the sales of Mi 10. Hopefully, the Redmi K30 Pro 5G could be priced less than 3,500 Yuan.
In related news, Xiaomi’s sub-brand POCO has confirmed that it will be launching a new phone in February and it won’t be the POCO F2. Reports have claimed that it could be announcing the Indian version of the China’s Redmi K30 4G as POCO X2. It remains to be seen whether the POCO F2 arrives with Snapdragon 865 mobile platform onboard or it could be a rebranded version of the Snapdragon 855+ powered Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition which did not launch in India.
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