Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi would be coming out with 20 units of Redmi K20 Pro Limited Edition phones that come with diamond-studded gold panel on the backside, a top official of the company said on Friday.
Xiaomi India Managing Director Manu Kumar Jain said the signature phone, priced at Rs 4.80 lakh, will be made in India and the company has not yet decide whether to sell or gift and if to be gifted, to whom. The back cover is made with approximately 100 gms of gold and is not detachable, Jain said.
“We are making this (gold phone) for K20 Pro. We had made only two units. We want to show this to people. We will make 20 units. We have not decided whether to sell these phones by invitation or gift them or auction them and use that money for charity,” Jain told reporters.
According to him, some people who showed interest on the phone, were asking their initial to be put on the gold panel instead of K. He further said they want to make only 20 of these phone as it symbolises with K20 and also keep the exclusivity.
He said Xiaomi will be selling or gifting or auctioning these phones in India only. Xiaomi recently announced the launch of Redmi K20 and K20 Pro in India. Jain said currently the phone maker is selling 55 to 60 per cent phones online and rest offline. By the end of the current year he expects the ratio to be equal.
He, without giving timelines, said the smartphone maker is in discussions with some of the Indian manufacturers to produce some of the products such as T-shirts, shoes and fitness bands for Xiaomi.
Recently, the first sale of Xiaomi’s recently launched Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro went on sale in India on July 22. However, according to the Xiaomi’s Mi.com website, the next sale Redmi K20 and Redmi K20 Pro in India is scheduled for July 29.
It is to be noted that since the two smartphones have gone official in India, Xiaomi faced a lot of criticism due to the prices of Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro.
Coming back to the sale of Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro, the two smartphones will be made available on July 29 via Mi.com, Flipkart, and Mi Home stores. All three colours of the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro i.e. Flame Red, Glacier Blue and Carbon Fiber Black will be made available for purchase.
In the meantime, Xiaomi India has confirmed to make both the smartphones available across all retail partners or Mi Preferred partners in next few days.
Both the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro come in two RAM and storage variants in India. The India price of the Redmi K20 and the Redmi K20 Pro start at Rs 21,999 and Rs 27,999. To be more specific, the 6GB RAM and 64GB storage variant of Redmi K20 costs Rs 21,999. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version i.e. top variant of Redmi K20 is available at Rs 23,999.
On the other hand, the 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version of Redmi K20 Pro costs Rs 27,999. The 8GB RAM and 256GB storage version i.e. top variant of Redmi K20 Pro is available at Rs 30,999.
(With inputs from PTI)