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[News] Redmi K20 Pro Indian Variant Comes with Poco Launcher Out-of-the-box

2019-07-20 20:38:39
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Hey Mi Fans,

After a rather prolonged wait, the Redmi K20 Pro has officially launched in India and it can be seen as a significant upgrade over Xiaomi’s budget flagship – the Poco F1 from last year. We already knew everything about the Redmi K20 Pro prior to its India debut because the device had already launched in China a couple of months ago.

I believe a lot of you know that we have been testing out the Redmi K20 Pro since its launch. You can check out our first impressions on YouTube right here. We picked up a Chinese unit last month and it has been performing pretty well, but we didn’t know there was a surprise waiting for us on the Indian review unit.

As you can surely tell from the title above, this surprise is the Poco Launcher. Yes, the Indian variant of the Redmi K20 Pro runs MIUI 10 based on Android 9 Pie, similar to our Chinese variant, but it now comes slapped with the Poco Launcher on top instead of the default system launcher.

And well, you can see in the image that Poco Launcher is now the default launcher that’s available on the Redmi K20 Pro. The MIUI launcher has been kicked to the curb to bring you an app drawer, with the dark mode in tow, and I’m all in favor of this minimal but important change.

Well, the Poco F1 has been a wild success in India and it had the Poco Launcher on the flagship smartphone by default. And it was a boon for MIUI users. They could get away from all the clutter on their homescreen and finally gain access to an app drawer. Well, Redmi K20 Pro seems to be gunning for a similar experience right from the get-go.

The Poco Launcher (build # on the Redmi K20 Pro comes with all the features, including sorting of icons on the basis of color or automatic division into some popular categories like Entertainment, Communication or others, search bar, the ability to hide apps of a certain kind, and more.

The Redmi K20 Pro is the first proper flagship under the Redmi brand in India and now seeing the Poco Launcher on the device begs us to question whether the much-awaited Poco F1 successor is still in the works or not. While we believe that Xiaomi replaces the Snapdragon 845-backed Poco F1 with the Snapdragon 730-powered Redmi K20, there’s still rumors that say Poco F2 is under development and will come later this year. What’s your thought on the same? Let me know in the comments below.

Thank you for reading.

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2019-07-20 20:38:39
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Master Bunny

Technical SJ@365 | from Redmi Note 5


thanks for sharing
2019-07-20 20:52:11

Grandmaster Bunny

Centurions | from Redmi Note 5 Pro


good to know
2019-07-20 21:53:18

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HARISH_ACHU | from app


Yeah Poco launcher is one of the best launchers! And it's good that they give it pre-installed!
2019-07-20 22:09:58

Semi Pro Bunny

9721 | from Redmi 6


nicte to know
2019-07-20 22:11:16

Advanced Bunny

MK Ladania | from Redmi 5A


what new in this

2019-07-20 22:25:54

Techie Team

Karan Adhana Author | from Redmi Note 7


what new in this

No ads like Poco F1
2019-07-20 22:26:26

Grandmaster Bunny

Vicky_2121 | from MI 8 Lite


2019-07-20 22:39:05

Pro Bunny

521302776 | from Redmi Note 7


awesome phone
2019-07-20 22:46:25

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Praveen 1030 | from app


Ian using poco launcher and it's good.
2019-07-20 23:09:05

Master Bunny

SANJPOKH791 | from Redmi Y2


thanks for sharing
2019-07-20 23:09:30
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