Redmi’s first flagship, the Redmi K20 Pro has finally arrived in India and honest prices aside, the smartphone houses a pretty capable array of triple cameras. The Redmi K20 Pro includes the popular 48MP primary camera, along with a 13MP ultra wide-angle lens and an 8MP telephoto lens. While we know that Xiaomi’s camera performance is quite commendable, there’s nothing like a great Google Camera mod (GCam mod) that can help elevate the experience.
So if you’ve bought a Redmi K20 Pro and you’re looking for the best Google camera mod (GCam mod) for this budget flagship, well, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s take a look at how you can install Google Camera mod on Redmi K20 Pro:
Install Google Camera Mod on Redmi K20 Pro
Before we install a Google Camera mod on Redmi K20 Pro, I would like to show you that Xiaomi is offering full support for Camera2API out of the box. You can see from the screenshot (from Camera2 API Probe app) that the K20 Pro is Level_3 compatible, which means it supports RAW capture and YUV processing.
The best part about the Redmi K20 Pro being Level 3 compatible is that you no need to go through the trouble of rooting your device and can install Google camera mods directly on your device. Now to install the Google camera mod, follow the steps below:
1. Go to this link and download URNYX05 Gcam mod, which is originally a camera mod for Xiaomi’s flagship Mi 9, but also works well with Redmi K20 Pro. This is the case because both devices have a similar camera setup.
Observation: The Redmi K20 has a similar camera setup, so this Mi 9 Google Camera mod should also work fine on this device.
2. After installing the Google Camera mod, there are a few things you definitely need to tweak to get the most out of this camera mod. Go to the ‘Advanced’ option and enable the ‘show buttons’ option, followed by the ‘telephoto’ and ‘wide’ options in the auxiliary camera setting. your viewport will look like this:
We have been testing the Google Camera mod on our Redmi K20 Pro since a review unit arrived at our offices. The best thing about this mod is that ‘Night Sight’ is working even for the selfie camera. Check out some examples we clicked on:
While most features work fine in this camera mod, there are some known issues like lens distortion on the ultra wide angle lens, no slow motion video support, no EIS support, and more. Most importantly, however, the camera settings are only accessible from the camera’s main view – not tele or wide-angle.
Well, there are small annoyances that shouldn’t really affect your camera experience, so don’t wait, click on some amazing photos and don’t forget to use the hashtag #ShotforBeebom when posting to Instagram.