When Xiaomi announced the Redmi K20 as the new flagship killer, everyone’s eyes were turned to the upcoming device. Now after its launch, The K20 does deliver most features from the Oneplus 7 Pro like the pop-up front camera, the massive battery and the seventh generation in-display fingerprint reader.
While we are not just yet comparing the quality of the similar features offered on both devices, if one thing sets the Oneplus 7 Pro apart from pretty much most other flagships, including its younger brother, the Oneplus 7, it is the gorgeous display with a 90Hz refresh rate.
Also read: OnePlus 7 Pro review: King in its class
However, the superhuman developers over at XDA have devised a sneaky method of getting the high refresh rate screen on the budget-friendly Redmi K20 series too. A mod allows the standard screen refresh rate of the K20 series phones to be bumped up to 75Hz.
This isn’t the first time XDA developers beat the stock refresh rate on a Xiaomi device. We’ve seen mods that let the MI 9 run at up to a 84Hz refresh rate.
While the current K20 mod supports a 75Hz refresh rate, the developers believe that the device is even capable of refreshing at 90Hz, which is the same as the Oneplus 7 Pro, a device that costs over twice as much as the base Redmi K20. However the Oneplus 7 Pro screen is optimized to run at 90Hz, compared to the Redmi K20, which could lose battery pretty quick on the higher refresh rate.
Do note that the mod requires an unlocked bootloader and a custom recovery. Developers ask users to use the mod at their own risk (it could physically damage your K20 screen) and this mod is not for people who aren’t accustomed to the terms ‘bootloader’ and ‘custom recovery’. Proceed only if you want to live on the absolute bleeding edge with your Redmi K20/K20 Pro.
Head over to the Redmi K20 developer forums here to get the mod.