Teardown video shows Redmi K60 and K60 Pro are very similar inside
Xiaomi managed to sell 300,000 Redmi K60 phones in just 5 minutes – what did people buy? One way to answer this question is to have a spike under the back panel. Here is WekiHome’s Detailed teardown that reveals some interesting similarities between the Redmi K60 and K60 Pro.
It turns out that the two phones are as similar as possible, presumably to simplify the assembly process. The Pro model uses a larger sensor (1/1.49″ IMX890) than the vanilla model (1/2″ OV64B40), so Xiaomi used a plastic bracket around the K60’s camera to adjust its dimensions.
Another big difference between the two models is chipset and memory. The Redmi K60 Pro uses the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Samsung’s UFS 4.0 storage and Micron’s LPDDR5X RAM. The vanilla phone instead uses 8+ Gen 1 with UFS 3.1 and Samsung’s LPDDR5. The motherboard layout is as similar as possible.
Xiaomi has used a massive vapor chamber to keep the chipsets cool – look how big these things are! Interestingly, there are minor differences between them, suggesting two separate providers.
Look at the motherboard – the Surge P1 charging chip is on the bottom. There’s another difference, the little board where the USB-C port lives has an extra chip to handle 120W wired fast charging on the Pro. On the vanilla phone, the board is the same, but the chip is missing (you can see the pads where it’s supposed to go). The K60’s battery is slightly larger than the Pro’s, both in terms of capacity and physical dimensions. Still, the two models are as similar as it gets.
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