Redmi K20, Redmi K20 Pro to be launched in India today: How to watch livestream, expected specs, price, and more

While the Redmi K20 Pro packs a Snapdragon 855 chipset, the Remi K20 comes with a Snapdragon 730 SoC. Redmi is all set to launch the new Redmi K20 series phones in India today. Both phones were released in China a couple of months ago. They feature a new 3D four-curved large arc body and a front camera module that is housed in a pop-up module. Moreover, the Redmi K20 Pro is the new Xiaomi flagship device powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, whereas, the Xiaomi Redmi K20(₹ 23132 at paytm) houses the mid-range Snapdragon 730 SoC. The launch event starts at 12pm today. It will be live-streamed on Xiaomi’s official website, social media accounts, and its YouTube channel. The price and availability of both smartphones could be announced at the event today. However, the pricing is expected to be similar to the Chinese model, that is, CNY 2,499 (approx Rs 24,900) for the Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro basic variant, 6GB RAM + 64GB storage, and CNY 2,599 (approx Rs 25,900) for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant. The pricing of 8GB RAM variant could start at Rs 27,900, and could go up to Rs 29,900 for the 256GB storage variant.  In contrast to the Redmi K20 Pro, its younger sibling, t...

A bicycle, it goes without saying, is the best Christmas present ever, but with the possible

A bicycle, it goes without saying, is the best Christmas present ever, but with the possible exception of a puppy it’s also the most difficult to wrap. So pity the poor frame designer who has to wrap and drape carbon around its complex curves such that, when baked and finished, the frame delivers the desired ride feel. The construction of a carbon fibre frame is a complex 3D puzzle that eclipses the Rubik’s Cube. The beauty of carbon is that, unlike metal, multiple pieces can be layered at varying degrees of intersection and overlap to give very tight control over the performance attributes and strength required at any given point of a bike frame. The downside is that carbon is anisotropic – it’s stronger in one direction than another in a similar way to wood – which means strength is dependent on the direction of the fibres. For carbon to carry significant loads the forces must be directed along its fibres, which makes fibre direction absolutely crucial. A bicycle frame’s constituent sections experience forces in several directions, meaning the carbon fibres must run in several directions too. It’s why different layers have their fibres at different angles, commonly 0° (in line...