Xiaomi has introduced a new smartphone through its Chinese blog. The Civi appears to be a new product line for the company, succeeding the CC models. Those phones were also available outside of China, but under different names. Just like the CC smartphones, the Civi also has a focus on the cameras.
With the Civi, Xiaomi mainly focuses on the selfie camera. This 32-megapixel sensor is in a hole at the top of the screen, and according to the maker should provide extra beautiful selfies. Based on a comparison photo that was posted on the social medium Weibo, this seems to be achieved mainly with intense post-processing and smoothing of your skin.
On the back are a 64MP (f/1.8) main camera, an 8MP (f/2.2) wide-angle lens and a 2MP (f/2.4) macro camera.
The further specifications of the Civi include Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G, coupled with 8 or 12 GB of ram and 128 or 256 GB of storage. The OLED display is 6.55 inches in size and has a refresh rate of 120 Hz (with 240 Hz touch sampling). The panel can display 10-bit colors, offers a peak brightness of 950 nits and has 1,080 x 2,400 pixels.
Xiaomi also pays some attention to the ergonomics of the device. At 166 grams, the Civi is a bit lighter than other smartphones with similar dimensions and/or specifications: the OnePlus 9 weighs 192 grams, for example, and Samsung’s Galaxy A52s weighs 189 grams. Nevertheless, the Civi has a battery of 4,500 mAh that can be charged with 55 W.
The Civi will be available on September 30 in China, where it starts at 2,599 yuan (about 416 euros including VAT). It is likely that the device will also be released on the international market at a later date.