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The World’s Cheapest Android Phone with Snapdragon 855 Undercuts the OnePlus 7 Pro

Xiaomi wants to knock down the OnePlus 7 Pro from its inexpensive flagship throne with the new Redmi K20 Pro, a new phone with top specs that starts at just $360. Oh, and it has a 3.5-millimeter headphone jack.

The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro has a flame-inspired glass back. Credit: Xiaomi

(Image credit: The Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro has a flame-inspired glass back. Credit: Xiaomi)

As reported by Android Central, the Redmi K20 Pro has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 CPU and three rear cameras: a main shooter powered by the 48-megapixel Sony IMX 582 processor, a 8-megapixel sensor with 2x telephoto lens and a 124-degree wide-angle 13-megapixel camera.

The Redmi K20 Pro sports a 6.39-inch OLED display with in-display fingerprint sensor and no notch. The 20-MP selfie camera pops up from the top edge in less than a second.

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The phone — which will come out in China on June 1 — has everything else that you'd expect from the best phones: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi AC, and fast USB-C charging for its 4,000mAh battery with 27W wired charging. Xiaomi claims it can fully charge the battery in just 70 minutes.

The phone starts at $360 for the version with 6GB or RAM and 64GB of storage. The 6GB/128GB model is $375, while going to 8GB/128GB and 8GB/256GB will set you back $400 and $430 respectively.

For comparison, the OnePlus 7 Pro — which has the same processor, Sony camera sensor, and 4,000mAh battery — starts at $669 for the 6GB/128GB model. That’s a whooping $254 differential.

The Redmi K20 Pro is not being sold in the United States, at least not yet, but that's not a surprise given that Xiaomi has not sold any phones here up until now. But we’ll keep an eye out for availability beyond China.

Jesus Diaz

Jesus Diaz founded the new Sploid for Gawker Media after seven years working at Gizmodo, where he helmed the lost-in-a-bar iPhone 4 story and wrote old angry man rants, among other things. He's a creative director, screenwriter, and producer at The Magic Sauce, and currently writes for Fast Company and Tom's Guide.