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Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9t Pro in global markets) coming to disrupt the industry.

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Redmi K20 Pro (Mi 9t Pro in global markets) coming to disrupt the industry.

SD855, amoled display, imx586, 6gb/128gb, 4000mah batter, pop up selfie, hi-fi certified audio and headphone jack all for only ~$500 CAD :o


https://mobilesyrup.com/2019/05/28/the- ... gu9tKAJfOk
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All it needs now is to have proper LTE band support for NA (not just 4 and 7 but 12/13/17 and maybe 66 for the FM users), developer support and it will be amazing. Would be nice to have unlockable bootloader like the OnePlus, and as close to stock android as possible.
I would definitely try one.
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goofball wrote: All it needs now is to have proper LTE band support for NA (not just 4 and 7 but 12/13/17 and maybe 66 for the FM users), developer support and it will be amazing. Would be nice to have unlockable bootloader like the OnePlus, and as close to stock android as possible.
I would definitely try one.
I don't know, but I would assume it will have an unlockable bootloader. Xiaomi seems pretty solid with that.

According to gsm arena the only LTE band it supports for Canada is 7
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Yeah, until these ChinaPhones have full frequency band support for NA (and proper warranty support in NA), they're not really going to "disrupt" anything. They'll continue to be a reasonable alternative for folks that want to buy phones outright and are willing to sacrifice band and warranty support, but they'll never gain mainstream adoption.
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Spec-wise, it looks very good for the price, but if there's isn't at least band 4, it's pretty useless.
Also the popup front cam is only rated to 10% of what OP7 is. Should be fine if you don't use face unlock but still...
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Like already mentioned by @wearysky this phone doesn't have the proper band support, maybe they'll make a global version. (who knows)

As for OS support shouldn't be an issue as Xiaomi got a good track record on that.
Probably minor issue would be the easiness for unlocking bootloader.

Last thing to add the price, IMO at $500 I'd rather look at Koodo churning options.
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jay-em wrote: Like already mentioned by @wearysky this phone doesn't have the proper band support, maybe they'll make a global version. (who knows)

As for OS support shouldn't be an issue as Xiaomi got a good track record on that.
Probably minor issue would be the easiness for unlocking bootloader.

Last thing to add the price, IMO at $500 I'd rather look at Koodo churning options.
Bootloader unlocking shouldn't be an issue - might take a couple weeks, but they'll do it.

Might be a while before we start seeing SD855-equivalent phones coming in at $500 on Koodo churns, though.
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The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will in fact be going global but they will be rebranded as the Pocophone F2 and F2 Pro
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Viper98 wrote: The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will in fact be going global but they will be rebranded as the Pocophone F2 and F2 Pro

Well they better have better LTE frequency bands because right now they are useless in Canada or US.
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Viper98 wrote: The Redmi K20 and K20 Pro will in fact be going global but they will be rebranded as the Pocophone F2 and F2 Pro
Weird, because the Pocophone F1 has garbage band support too.
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JJackJi wrote: Well they better have better LTE frequency bands because right now they are useless in Canada or US.
It's only useless if you are indoors (which you would likely be on wifi anyways) 2600mhz is the ideal band for LTE in all metro areas
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Viper98 wrote: It's only useless if you are indoors (which you would likely be on wifi anyways)
I mean... lots of indoor locations still don't have wifi (MANY restaurants, malls, stores). And loads of people don't have wifi available at work. So I mean, as long as you're only ever indoors at home, it's ok?
Viper98 wrote: 2600mhz is the ideal band for LTE in all metro areas
Maybe with Rogers. With Bell/Koodo, I don't think 2600 is rolled out quite as heavily. Looking at the cell tower map, at least out here in Oakville/Burlington, only about 50% of Bell's towers have 2600mhz available. Which is still better than it used to be (they used to have VERY few 2600 mhz towers), but it's still not great. Milton is even more grim, none of Bell's towers there are 2600 mhz.
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wearysky wrote: Weird, because the Pocophone F1 has garbage band support too.
Nope f1 works. I am on Koodo using F1 . Lte works like a charm.
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TusharN30757 wrote: Nope f1 works. I am on Koodo using F1 . Lte works like a charm.
Then you're obviously in an area with good B7 coverage. Not everybody has that luxury.
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wearysky wrote: Then you're obviously in an area with good B7 coverage. Not everybody has that luxury.
Comox Valley, Nanaimo , Port Hardy and Port Alberni . I don't think these qualify as areas with any decent coverage .
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TusharN30757 wrote: Comox Valley, Nanaimo , Port Hardy and Port Alberni . I don't think these qualify as areas with any decent coverage .
Ahh, you're out west. Looks like Telus has rolled out 850Mhz LTE in all those areas. Bell seems to be focusing more on the 700Mhz rollout here in areas that don't have 2600MHz. So yeah, guess if you're out west on Telus towers, these phones that only have 850/2600 may still be fine. But as it always is with ChinaPhones, it's extremely YMMV (as I previously mentioned - folks living in Milton, a ridiculously fast growing suburb of Toronto, will be completely without LTE if they're on Koodo/Bell).
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according to aliexpress, looks like the non-pro K20 with SD730 (not 855) and 6/64Gb is going to be close to 500cad already, not as cheap as OP suggested in the first post

im unsure if i should get this or redmi note 7 at almost half price (the only thing i really miss in note7 is NFC which K20 has)
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chroma_cg wrote: according to aliexpress, looks like the non-pro K20 with SD730 (not 855) and 6/64Gb is going to be close to 500cad already, not as cheap as OP suggested in the first post
There's always a markup on top of the Chinese MSRP for international buyers. I call it the "grey market tax."
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wearysky wrote: There's always a markup on top of the Chinese MSRP for international buyers. I call it the "grey market tax."
^

This

You can get a Mi 9 for less money than these right now though, which is a fantastic deal. < $600 for a 128gb global model

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