Xiaomi Civi announced with 120Hz display and ultra-slim design for just $400


Last week, Xiaomi published its first teaser for the “Xiaomi Civi“, ahead of its announcement. Well, while many of us were sleeping, the Civi was unveiled and it’s quite an impressive device.

The Civi replaces Xiaomi’s previous Mi CC lineup of devices, but instead of announcing multiple options, there’s only one Civi. This device features a 6.55-inch curved OLED display with a 1080p+ resolution, along with support for both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. The display also can hit a peak brightness of 950 nits, along with offering a faster 120Hz refresh rate with a 240Hz touch sampling rate.

Under hood, we have the Snapdragon 778G, coupled with up to 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, depending on which configuration you choose. Along with the SD778G, the Civi includes the Adreno 642L GPU and Qualcomm’s X53 5G modem which includes support for Wi-Fi 6E. To help keep things from over-heating, Xiaomi packed in nine layers of graphene.

Battery life should be pretty great, as the built-in 4,500mAh cell is rated for up to 24 hours of use on a single charge. But Xiaomi is also including support for up to 55W wired charging speeds, capable of juicing up the Civi from 0-100% in just about 45 minutes.

As for the cameras, there’s a 32MP selfie camera with autofocus, which should be pretty solid. Then on the back, we have a main 64MP wide-angle lens, but this surprisingly lacks any type of optical stabilization. Accompanying the main camera is an 8MP ultra-wide camera with a 120-degree field of view, and a 2MP macro lens.

All of this combines for a pretty solid package, but perhaps even more intriguing is the design itself. Xiaomi states that the Civi weighs in at 166g and is under 7mm thick. The bezels have been slimmed down to just 2.55mm, and with the soft matte finish on the back, the Civi will be extremely comfortable to hold.

For the time being, it appears as though the Xiaomi Civi will only be launching in China. Pricing starts at about $400 for the 8GB/128GB model and goes up to around $495 if you want 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. Pre-orders for the Civi start today, and the phone will officially launch on September 30.


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