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Xiaomi VP explains why Redmi Note 7 series doesn't have on-screen fingerprint sensor

01 April 2019 4

Redmi’s VP Lu Weibin asked for opinions of fans on social networking site Weibo about the feature they would like to see get improved on the Redmi Note 7 series. A number of users stated commented about the lack of an on-screen fingerprint sensor on the device.

Lu Weibing then responded and stated why we may not see an on-screen fingerprint sensor on the Redmi models any time soon. He stated that the device uses an LCD display and under-screen sensors can be added to devices which have AMOLED screens only. He stated that due to the thin build of the model, it was not feasible to put a side-mounted fingerprint sensor as the surface area would be small leading to a higher failure rate.


The rear-mounted sensor will be there for some time until the on-screen fingerprint technology for LCD displays are developed. Redmi may use AMOLED panels on its high-end models in the future, which could lead to the inclusion of the on-display fingerprint sensors in the future. Xiaomi is rumoured to be working on a new Snapdragon 855-powered Redmi flagship device, which may not have an LCD display.

the Redmi Note 7 Pro is one of the hottest selling devices in India and has seen a massive response in flash sales on e-commerce portals. The Redmi Note 7 pro price starts at Rs 13,999 for the base 4GB + 64GB variant while the 6GB + 128GB variant costs Rs 16,999. The phone is available in Neptune Blue, Nebula Red, and Space Black colours.


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Xiaomi VP explains why Redmi Note 7 series doesn't have on-screen fingerprint sensor
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AshleyBravo

At the very first instance, an UDFP sensor is what you take for granted for a phone like the Redmi Note 7 Pro. I too was hoping the same, but not having it was a dampener.

RickyHudson

One thing you cannot disagree is the fact that the side fingerprints will have smaller areas to cover, which cannot offer that amount of security layer as it's generally expected to be coming from traditional FP sensors.

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