15 April 2019
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.