Xiaomi launched the Redmi K20 Pro back in June 2019. The device ran on the Snapdragon 855. A few months later in September 2019, the company released yet another Redmi K20 Pro in China, this time with a different chip, the Snapdragon 855+, and named it the Redmi K20 Pro Premium.

These devices represent some of the best bangs for the buck ratios we have today as they’re priced very competitively in the markets where they are sold.

Redmi K20 Pro Premium

Xiaomi is in the middle of rolling out its new skin on top of Android 10, MIUI 12. The skin has already rolled out to a number of devices in stable form and is in active beta testing for a few more. For more detailed coverage on the state of MIUI 12, check out out MIUI 12 tracker here.

The Global variant of the Redmi K20 Pro has already been updated to MIUI 12. Users of the Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro, which is essentially a renamed version of the same device, can get their MIUI 12 fix by installing the Xiaomi.eu ROM. More on that here.

Not to leave users of the Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition out in the cold for too long, Xiaomi is today treating these users to some tasty MIUI 12 goodness back at home.

The update is still based on Android 10 and it brings with it tons of new features and enhancements. While we still don’t have the official changelog for this device, we do know what features MIUI 12 brings to Xiaomi devices. Below is the MIUI 12 changelog. Please note that these features might differ slightly on your device.

MIUI 12. Yours alone.
System animations
New: All-new physically-based animation engines with advanced architecture will refresh your device’s look.
New: Dynamic window technology takes switching screen orientation to a new level.
System visuals
Brand new visual design works for all types of content and languages.
Magazine-level layouts bring important things into the spotlight and make content structure clear.
Super wallpapers
New: Super wallpapers break physical boundaries and keep inspiring you with every touch.
Privacy protection
New: MIUI 12 is the first Android-based mobile OS that went through the rigorous enhanced privacy protection testing.
New: Reset your device ID and control how it’s used based on virtual ID technology.
New: Grant permissions that will be used only while you’re using an app.
New: You can also grant permissions just once, and decide again next time a permission is required.
New: Restrict access to telephony to third party apps.
New: Return blank messages to the apps that require personal information.
New: Receive notifications whenever apps record audio, use camera, or access your location.
New: Use secure sharing to control what additional data is sent along with shared items.
New: Get comprehensive stats on how apps use permissions in app behavior history.
New: Visit privacy.miui.com to learn how MIUI protects your privacy.
Optimization: Apps aren’t allowed to launch other apps in the background now.
Floating windows
New: Pull down a notification sent by a messenger app to turn it into a floating window.
New: Floating windows keep apps running in the foreground even when you pause to do other things.
New: You can minimize a floating window using a full-screen gesture.
New: You can open an app in a floating window directly from Recents.
Optimization: Press and hold an app preview in Recents to choose between Split-screen and floating windows.
AI Call Assistant
New: Mi AI can answer your calls now!
New: You can record a customized greeting that will be played to the other person during AI calls.
New: Customized greetings are also supported for outgoing calls.
Xiaomi Health
New: All-new Xiaomi Health gives you more options and makes your health stats more accurate.
New: Put your device next to you before falling asleep to analyze your sleep cycle and record talking and snoring.
New: You can sync data with supported wearable and smart home devices.
New: Xiaomi Health can remind you to stand up and move when it detects that you’ve been sitting down for too long.
New: The app also analyzes your stats and gives you simple health advice.
New: Our new low-power consumption AI algorithm allows you to count steps and track workouts whenever your device is with you.
Control center
New: Swipe down from the upper right corner of your screen to open Control center.
New: Animated icons are a joy to look at!
Optimization: Control center is now closed by incoming calls
Optimization: Press and hold redirection options
Fix: Brightness adjustment bar couldn’t be used when Control center was opened for the first time
Fix: Toggle order wasn’t correct on the old toggle panel
Fix: Switching SIM cards crashed the app in some cases
Fix: Accessibility features weren’t available in the editing mode
New: Mi Ditto combines dictation and speech output, making mobile devices more convenient for people who have difficulties using conventionally designed smartphones.
Dark mode
New: Dark mode support is also provided for third party apps now.
New: Contrast is lowered automatically in low light conditions to protect your eyes.
New: Font weight is adjusted to Dark mode as well, reducing blur and glare.
New: Wallpapers can be displayed in darker palette when your device switches to Dark mode.
Always-on display
New: You can use custom images with Always-on display now.
New: Usage history saves all your choices and allows you to come back to them.
Fix: Lock screen items were shown on the Always-on display
New: Traffic and suggested routes to airports and train stations.
New: You can track your previous trips now.
New: Checklists for trips.
New: Alarms for train arrivals.
Mi Carrier Services
New: View your SIM balance and mobile data usage stats.
New: Save frequently used phone numbers to top up balance and buy mobile data later.
New: Buy SIM cards and services.
New: Promotional messages are grouped according to their content now.
Lock screen
Removed: Lock screen and Always-on display issues in Second space
Status bar, Notification shade
New: All-new design.
Home screen
New: Animated Home screen icons are neat and satisfying.
New: We’ve added a new animation for uninstalling apps.
New: Gravitational animations make returning to Home screen look seamless and natural.
New: More than 2000 new Always-on display themes.
Screen Time
New: Dashboard with the stats that cover 4 weeks is available now.
Optimization: New design makes your Screen time stats more comprehensible.
New: New animations bring the weather from outside directly to your screen.
New: Security introduces new comprehensive privacy protection mechanisms.
New: Lite mode simplifies your device and brings essential features upfront.
New: New full-screen gestures for switching between apps are available.
File Manager
New: Use the floating shortcut to filter and sort items, as well as switch view.
New: New layout tailored for landscape orientation is available now.
New: We added lots of fresh animations that will accompany your actions.
New: Calendar cards will remind you about important events and anniversaries.
New: You can create folders with notes now.
New: New dynamic backgrounds look gorgeous!
New: Tasks are completed with a satisfying animation now.
New: Checklists of subtasks make managing your agenda much simpler.
Game speed booster
New: You can record key moments of your gaming sessions automatically now.
New: Voice changer is available now.
New: New animations feel natural and refreshing.
New: Keep your home safe with smart home device alerts.
New: Binging your favorite shows will be more convenient with our new video toolbox.
Xiaomi Cloud
New: Shared family storage plan is available now.

This is an extensive changelog so you might want to settle in and explore the new Android experience on your Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition. This update is rolling out to eligible device right now. However, it might be a while before your unit gets this update.

That said, below is the download link for MIUI 12 for the Redmi K20 Pro Premium Edition, should you want to manually install it on your device.

  • Device: Redmi K20 Pro Premium
  • Codename: raphael
  • Channel: China Stable
  • Version: V12.0.2.0.QFKCNXM
  • Android: 10
    • Type: Recovery
      • Download: Link
      • MD5: d16fb03b84123d42dd0d36c130c876c7

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