Xiaomi has announced a brand new smartphone, the Xiaomi Civi. This handset represents a brand new smartphone series for the company, actually. This is the first ‘Civi’ smartphone that Xiaomi introduced.
The phone got introduced in China, and we’re still unsure if it’s coming to global markets or not. Xiaomi did not say anything about its global availability, but it could be released at some point.
That being said, this is a rather interesting phone. It is a mid-range handset, but quite a powerful mid-range smartphone. It has a really nice set of specs, and the phone itself sure does look modern.
The Xiaomi Civi has the thinnest ‘chin’ the company ever included on a smartphone
The phone comes with a frame made out of metal, while its back has a gradient finish that uses “microcrystalline AG process”. The phone has really thin bezels, its bottom bezel is only 2.55mm thick, for example. That is Xiaomi’s smallest ‘chin’ thus far.
The device does include a curved display, and a centered display camera hole. There are three cameras included on the back, inside an interesting-looking camera island. Those cameras are placed in the top-left corner.
Xiaomi’s brand new smartphone features a 6.55-inch fullHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. It supports HDR10+ content, and has Dolby Vision support.
The Snapdragon 778G fuels this handset, while the device includes 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. The 8GB RAM model comes with 128GB / 256GB of UFS 2.2 flash storage, while the 12GB RAM model offers 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
A 4,500mAh battery is included, along with 55W fast charging
A 4,500mAh battery is also included, and it supports 55W fast wired charging. Wireless charging is not supported. There are two SIM card slots included inside of this phone, while Android 11 comes pre-installed, along with MIUI 12.5.
A 64-megapixel main camera (f/1.79 aperture) sits on the back, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera (120-degree FoV, f/2.2 aperture). The third camera on the back is a 2-megapixel macro unit (f/2.4 aperture).
It has an in-display fingerprint scanner, and an IR blaster
A 32-megapixel selfie camera (f/2.4 aperture) is also a part of the package. The phone does include an optical fingerprint scanner, and an IR blaster as well. It has stereo speakers, and a Type-C USB port.
This handset does support 5G, and comes with both Bluetooth 5.2 and NFC support. The device measures 158.34 x 71.5 x 6.98mm, and weighs 166 grams.
The Xiaomi Civi has been announced in Light Blue, Shiny Black, and Pink color variants. The three variants of this smartphone are priced at CNY2,599 ($502), CNY2,899 ($448), and CNY3,199 ($495) in Xiaomi’s homeland.