Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi took the mobile world by storm earlier this year when it unveiled the K20 series, with the K20 Pro being the first ever true flagship smartphone to bear the Redmi branding. The family has seen its fair share of backlash in India in the meantime, which has to do with pricing, but overall the K20 line seems to have been quite the success.
With all that in mind, get ready for something new that’s Redmi K20-related to come on August 16. Xiaomi’s sub-brand is teasing as much through its Chinese social media channels, although aside from the date there aren’t a lot of hints. The boxing gloves thing has been done before in K20 marketing materials, which is why we assume this is what the new teaser is about.
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Also note the “KO” in the text, which again, has been used as a cheeky way to imply the K20 line knocks out other ‘flagship killers’ out there. A detail of note is that whatever is coming on August 16, it’s done in partnership with ONE Championship, a Singapore-based sports media enterprise that dabbles in mixed martial arts, Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, and grappling. Such a pairing certainly fits with the whole messaging around the K20 line, but what could it be? Perhaps a new version of a device?
Back in late May, a K20 Pro variant with 12GB of RAM got certified for sale in China by TENAA, so this may very well be its official launch event. We’ll have to wait a few more days in order to find out for sure.