Upcoming Redmi Flagship Smartphone Confirmed to Feature In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Redmi is looking forward to launching its flagship device on May which has been revealed to come with Snapdragon 855 and rumoured to come with 6.39-inch screen, 8GB of RAM, and up to 256GB built-in storage

Highlights
  • In a new leak, the phone has been hinted to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Another video had revealed a sideways pop-up selfie camera on the Redmi flagship phone

While most of the people are waiting for the launch of the OnePlus 7 and the OnePlus 7 Pro, there is one phone whose launch has been overshadowed by these devices. The phone that we are talking about is the Redmi flagship device which is slated to come with Snapdragon 855 SoC. The interesting thing is that Redmi has put this phone locked away in mystery till now and we haven’t got to know a lot of specifications about the device let alone its name. However, Redmi VP Lu Weibing has been giving away teasers on the Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo about this new phone. Only a few days back, we got to see a leaked video featuring the device. Now, in a new tease, the executive has posted a screenshot from the new device thus hinting towards some of the features of this phone.

 

In-Display Fingerprint Sensor on Redmi Flagship

The highlight about this new screenshot of the Redmi flagship device is that it hints towards an in-display fingerprint sensor for biometric security. There is also some chatter about the battery percentage on the screenshot and people believe that since the battery marker shows 44% and Lu’s caption of the photo reads, “Ready to call it a day” it might mean that the phone will sport a 4,000mAh battery. Not only this, but the screenshot also confirms that the phone will sport a full-HD+ display with 1,080 x 2,340 pixels resolution. Some of the other leaks have suggested that the device will come with a 6.39-inch screen, 8GB of RAM, and will sport up to 256GB built-in storage. Additionally, there have been rumours about wireless charging on the upcoming Redmi flagship device meaning that it can come with a rear glass panel.

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The upcoming Redmi flagship with Snapdragon 855 SoC is expected to come with 48MP primary Sony IMX586 sensor, an 8MP secondary depth sensor, and a third 13MP ultra-wide angle lens. The cameras are also rumoured to come with dedicated night mode and AI enhancements. On the front side, the rumours have pointed towards a 32MP sensor for selfies and video chat. Also, although the launch date of this new device from Redmi is not confirmed, Xiaomi’s General Manager of Smart Home Division Tang Mu has hinted that the phone could debut on May 13.

Redmi Likely to Debut a New Laptop

According to another Slashleaks tip, Redmi is also likely to launch its first-ever laptop in the upcoming days. This laptop is expected to be somewhat similar to the Mi Notebook and will come in many configurations. Since Redmi has now meandered as a different brand from Xiaomi, it makes sense that the company venture into this segment as well. But, there is a high chance that this product could very well be a China-exclusive product. The price tag of the laptop is also expected to be lower than the competition given Redmi’s pricing strategy.

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Arpit spends his day closely following the telecom and tech industry. A music connoisseur and a night owl, he also takes a deep interest in the Indian technology start-up scene and spends rest of his time spilling poetry and stories on paper.

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