Earlier this month, Xiaomi unveiled the Redmi Note 7 with a 48MP camera and Snapdragon 660. For those of you who followed the leaks, the Note 7 was linked with the title “Redmi X” which we believed to be the same device, until now. The real Redmi X smartphone is now expected to be unveiled on February 15.
The news comes as a teaser which reads out loud “Redmi X” with the date February 15 stamped at the bottom. The teaser hasn’t released through an official channel yet, meaning it’s to be taken with a grain of salt. We said that because the teaser reveals that the Redmi X smartphone will employ an in-display fingerprint scanner for the first time in a Redmi series.
Unlike the Redmi Note 7, the Redmi X will be powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset which will be much more powerful than the Snapdragon 660 employed in the former. Other reports also suggest that the Redmi X could be a codename for the Pro version of the Redmi Note 7 which is expected to debut with a Snapdragon 675 processor and the 48MP camera as found on its standard version.
Considering the fact that Redmi is the series under which Xiaomi sells its budget smartphones, we can expect the Redmi X to be a cheaper affair as well. If that’s true, Xiaomi will mark a serious impact in the budget game as an in-display fingerprint scanner has not been made available on a budget phone yet.
The cheapest smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor will probably be the Vivo V11 Pro in India as the device sells at Rs 25,990. With the Redmi X, we can expect the in-display technology to go cheaper as Xiaomi looks to broaden the usability of such a fingerprint scanner. If the Redmi X provides an in-display fingerprint scanner, we can expect the device to be available for around or lesser than the price at which Xiaomi sells its Poco F1.