Hi fellow Mi Fans around the world! You may already know that Xiaomi has just released Redmi K20 and K20 Pro recently through its subsidiary brand Redmi.
The later device is what the company dubs it as the next Flagship Killer. Previously, many suspected this device as Pocophone F2. The rumor has now been disputed.
Redmi K20 Pro boasts monster specifications. It resembles flagship devices but is available at very affordable price. Therefore, there is where the flagship killer name comes from.
Under the hood, you can find Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) chipset that incorporate Octa-core CPUs (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485) and Adreno 640 GPU.
On top of that, Redmi K20 Pro also comes in different combination of RAM and storage capacities: 256 GB, 8 GB RAM or 128 GB, 6/8 GB RAM or 64 GB, and 6 GB RAM. Read more about its specs here.
Specs wise, the device has similarities to Xiaomi Mi 9 which is company’s real flagship. The similarities are also applicable to device’s camera setup.
Triple rear camera setup sits on its rear side. The first camera has 48 MP Sony IMX586 sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 26mm (wide) lens, 1/2″ sensor size, and 0.8µm pixel size.
The second camera is a telephoto one with 2x optical zoom. The second camera sensor has 8 MP resolution, f/2.4 aperture, 53mm (telephoto) lens, 1/4″ sensor size, 1.12µm pixel size, and 2x optical zoom.
The third camera is an ultrawide angle camera with 13 MP resolution, f/2.4 aperture, 12mm ultrawide lens, 1/3″ sensor size, and 1.12µm pixel size.
Aren’t these camera specs awesome? No! It’s super awesome!
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 has all the horse power to equip those cameras. Android Camera2 API is also enabled by default.
It means you can use all the cameras as your liking. You can shoot RAW, capture super slow motion videos at 960fps, shot in fully manual mode, and so on.
The best part, you can enjoy third-party camera app such as Google Camera.
Google Camera app (known as Gcam) is originally a special camera app developed for Google Pixel devices. It has advanced camera software using high tech algorithm developed by Google itself, the one behind Android.
Gcam is not officially available for devices other than Pixel devices. Luckily, there are third-party developers who are kind enough to build its ported versions.
BSG, Arnova, Cstark, and Xtreme are just few of them.
They have managed to create modded versions of Gcam which are compatible for various Android devices.
However, with several developers (porters/modders) and so many versions, there is no specific version that really works for all Android devices.
Having that in mind, users need to look for what other users have proved it work.
Luckily, Redmi K20 Pro has similar specifications to what Xiaomi Mi 9 has. Hence, we believe that Gcam versions proven to work on Mi 9 will also work on Redmi K20 Pro.
Inevitably, both devices have similar camera setup.
Download Gcam APK for Redmi K20 Pro
You can download all APKs from direct links below. You don’t need to root nor to unlock bootloader. Redmi K20 Pro has Camera2 API enabled. Simply download one of the APKs below, then install it as usual.
You may need to confirm installation from third-party if this your first time.
All the files below are mirrored from its original location. We make no modifications nor alterations to the files. Nevertheless, it is always a good practice to scan every file downloaded from Internet.
GCAM XTRME BUILD
Xtrme (read Xtreme) is one of 4PDA forum member that develops ported Gcam based on BSG and Arnova8G2 works. He modifies the Gcam and makes it compatible for the device he owns. There is no further config needed.
GCAM FU24 BUILD
Fu24 is one of developers joined in XDA. His works are based on other developers’ works (Arnova, BSG, etc). One advantage of his Gcam build is the toggle to switch between cameras.
Notes on camera switch (toggle)
The camera switch buttons use colors to distinguish between cameras used. The information is as below:
- White: Auxiliary lens does not support
- Blue: Wide lens
- Purple: Telephoto lens
- Red: Ultrawide lens
How to switch between cameras?
- Single tap: Camera switch button to switch between Regular and Front cameras.
- Long press: Camera Switch Button to switch to Ultrawide lens.
- Long press: Photo Preview Button to switch to Telephoto lens.
How to enable Night Sight mode in every camera? Doing so is simple but needs a little practice. Select the lens in main mode >> switch to the Night Mode >> then double tap the camera switch button.
Best Settings with Configuration .XML
This XML config file tweaks the Beta 3 build for the best settings:
- slightly tweaked main camera and selfies.
- changed aux lib to GLib.
- changed denoise for tele and wide lenses.
- reduced frames to 7, sharper results according to Savitar.
How to apply Gcam Config XML file?
Simply download the .xml file above to your phone. Next, move it to the
/GCam/Configs/. You may need to create that folder manually. Make sure the “GCam” folder is in the same root directory as DCIM.
How to create Gcam Config folder? See how to create the folder here.
Now open the Google Camera app, double click the dark area around the capture button, select the config, and then click on “restore“. See illustration below.
Gcam URNYX Build
URNYX05 build is based on Arnova8G2’s. Mostly his works are optimized for OnePlus devices. Luckily, it turns out some of his builds work well on other devices too.
- Added new method to add custom libs, made by Zoran.
- Disabled zoom in portrait mode
- Added aux support for Mi9
- Added long press to use 2nd lens (Mi9) and to join settings
- Fixed issues for HDR+ Enhanced in portrait mode
- Added Lens Blur (thanks BSG)
- Added Exposure Compensation
- Added Saturation
Some issues that you may expect from Urnyx05 build v6.2:
- No EIS
- AWB always on
- Video 60fps doesn’t work
- Slow Motion Mode doesn’t work
- Change to Main Lens to go to Settings or else FC
- Lens Distortion in Ultrawide Lens
How to use Nightsight Mode with different lenses?
Select the lens in main mode, switch to Night Mode , then double tap the Camera Switch Button.
Gcam Un1ty Build
Specially made for Redmi K20 Pro
San1ty has managed to port latest version of Gcam (v6.2.030) for Redmi K20 Pro.
- AUX works but Telephoto sensor got wrong BL (green photos).
- HDR+ front/rear works.
- RAW output works.
- Night Sight works.
- Motion works.
- Portrait front/rear and everything else works.
While Redmi K20 Pro is just a “new kid on the block”, it boasts flagship-level specifications. It similarities to the older brother Mi 9 make it inherits similar compatibility, including ported Gcam app.
There is no specific ported gcam made for Redmi K20 Pro. Using those compatible with Mi 9 should also compatible with Redmi K20 Pro.
Nevertheless, we will update this article with newest Gcam ports once available.