The Redmi K20 Pro (called Mi 9T Pro in Europe) earned the title of “value champion” thanks to its affordable price tag on top of premium specifications. Zack from JerryRigEverything recently took the phone apart in one of his teardown videos and uncovered a few interesting things about the device.
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Unofficial Water Resistance
The K20 Pro is built using the typical glued glass sandwich design. Once the back panel comes off, it reveals red rubber seals around every opening of the phone. It seems that Redmi has included water resistance in the phone but hasn’t acquired any certification, similar to what OnePlus did with its latest flagship, the OnePlus 7 Pro. This is probably one of the reasons why the phone has such an affordable price tag.
It may not completely water-resistant though, as there are still some large openings with no protection. But these rubber seals coupled with the officially confirmed P2i nanocoating for splash resistance will provide very good water resistance. It’s nice to see that Redmi has put an effort into water resistance without any impact on cost.
Pop Up Camera
The motorized pop-up camera mechanism is identical to the OnePlus 7 Pro. The internal motor spins the threaded shaft and as it spins, the pop-up camera is moved in and out of the phone. What is different about this one though, is that it has flashy LED lights around the sides that are neatly fitted into the plastic cover of the camera itself.
Redmi claims that the pop-up camera should be good for up to 3000 uses.
The Redmi K20 Pro was seemingly not very difficult to disassemble and reassemble, but still is not adviced for novices.