Just before Redmi K50i launch, Xiaomi ENDS support for Redmi K20 Pro
Redmi K20 Pro will no longer get software updates as its ends it product lifecycle. This comes just weeks before Redmi K50i launch.
At the moment, Xiaomi India is busy celebrating the nostalgia around its 2019 flagship, the Redmi K20 Pro, and amping up the hype for the Redmi K50i in the process. However, the company also pulled another move quietly that may annoy those loyal Redmi K20 Pro users. The Redmi K20 Pro has completed three years and as per the company policies, it will no longer receive software support. Hence, unlike most modern-day premium phones from Xiaomi, the Redmi K20 Pro won't see the latest version of Android and MIUI.
This is sad, considering the huge fan base for the Redmi flagship that has seen lots of active users on the Xiaomi communities. The phone was last updated to MIUI 12.5 based on Android 10 and it did not get the Android 11 update. In essence, the Redmi K20 Pro just got two Android updates and two MIUI updates. Moreover, Xiaomi hasn't been eager to update this phone over the course of its life.
Redmi K20 Pro support ends as Redmi K50i comes in
The Redmi K20 Pro grabbed headlines back in 2019 for all the segment leading features it introduced to the market. It was one of the very phones to offer the Snapdragon 855 chipset, which was the latest and greatest from Qualcomm at the time. The Redmi K20 Pro eventually became the most affordable phone to feature that chip. It also featured an uninterrupted 6.3-inch AMOLED display with FHD resolution and no punch-hole cutout – thanks to the pop-up camera mechanism that had notifications LED embedded in it.
The phone also featured a capable 48MP + 13MP + 8MP triple rear camera setup. It relies on a 4000mAh battery and came with support for a fast 27W wired charging.
Xiaomi's software update practices aren't the best in business but a phone like the Redmi K20 Pro certainly deserved longer and better support, at least with the latest MIUI iterations.
Nonetheless, the company is bringing the Redmi k series back to India with the Redmi K50i, which si expected to be a rebadged Redmi Note 11T Pro 5G from China. The phone is expected to feature the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chip, a 144Hz variable refresh rate LCD display, a 5000mAh battery and possibly a 67W wired charging solution.
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