Weekly poll results: Redmi K60 series is off to a good start
Judging by last week’s poll, the Redmi K60 series is off to a good start. Judging from the first sales report, we can conclude the same. Certain models of the trio are more popular than others, of course.
The Redmi K60 Pro is a fan favourite, no surprises here. It’s gotten a lot of positive attention and it looks like it may be keeping people away from more expensive flagships.
It’s not fully equipped to fight at the highest level, the lack of a telephoto lens and an IP rating hold it back, but it also has the lowest price of any Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone currently. Speaking of which, it’s still unclear in what form the Redmi K60 Pro will be available globally – Xiaomi, Redmi, Poco?
People are worried that the global model isn’t as cheap compared to the competition. But if Xiaomi nails the price, it could be one of the most popular premium phones this year.
The Redmi K60 was quite popular on its own, although many were tempted by the Pro. For a few extra bucks, the Pro gets you the next-gen chipset with an improved GPU and better sensor for the main camera.
Again, the overall price of this model is unknown – that CNY800 difference may end up being larger or smaller than the $115/€110/₹9,500 it converts to. This will be the deciding factor between the Redmi K60 and the K60 Pro. Right now, most people are going for the Pro.
Finally, the Redmi K60E experienced the same as the vanilla K60 – a better phone is available for a bit more money. In this case, the difference is only CNY300 ($45 / €41 / ₹3,600) and while the CNY2,200 price tag is low for a QHD+ display, the upgrade to a Dimensity 8200 and a few other downgrades make the sale difficult.
We’ll keep you posted on any news about the Redmi K60 series (or phones based on the three models) reaching markets outside of China. This week the focus was on the launch of the Redmi Note 12 series in India, but with that done, maybe it’s time for the K60 to pack up and see the world.