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Xiaomi Mi Play debuts in China – Xiaomi’s new lineup

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Lava International

Xiaomi has launched its new lineup of smartphones: Xiaomi Mi Play. Well, technically, it is under Mi-series. But this series is similar to the Redmi series in terms of affordability for the Mi lineup. So, it will be affordable, but will be less powerful than the other Mi phones.

Xiaomi Mi Play Overview

xiaomi mi play design

The Mi Play has the modern 2018 looks with thin bezels and the water-drop / tear-drop notch at front. That’s actually a first for any Xiaomi phone so far. Also, this phone has a glass body – Gorilla Glass on both sides of the phone. The back has two-tone colors, very similar to the Huawei Nova 3i. Seems like that design is really getting popular, huh?

The display is a 5.84″ IPS LCD with Full HD+ resolution in 19:9 aspect ratio. Like any other phone of 2018, this one has a dual camera setup as well. This phone packs a 12 MP primary sensor with a 2 MP depth sensor. On the front, you will see an 8 MP selfie shooter, which also serves as Face Recognition mechanism.

Inside, you have the new octa-core Helio P35, which is also, a new chipset, and comparable to the likes of Snapdragon 632. The chipset is combined with 4 GB of RAM, to give you a good enough performance for a budget phone. It also has a 64 GB of internal storage. Also it packs a 3000 mAh battery. But the major downside is that it still features a microUSB port while ditching the headphone jack.

Price and Availability

The phone was launched in China on December 25th. And it’s availability to the outer world is yet unknown. This phone is priced at CNY 1099 ($159) and is available in three different colors: Black, Twilight Gold and Fantasy Blue.

Xiaomi Mi Play Specifications:

  • Design: Gorilla Glass Front and Back
  • Display: 5.84″ IPS LCD Full HD+ resolution (2280 x 1080 pixels), 19:9 aspect ratio
  • Rear Camera: Dual cameras, 12 MP primary + 2 MP depth sensor
  • Front Camera: 8 MP selfie camera, Face Recognition
  • CPU: 2.3 GHz Octa-core Helio P35
  • GPU: IMG PowerVR GE8320
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Storage: 64 GB
  • Battery: 3000 mAh with 5V / 2A charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0
  • Price: CNY 1099 / US $159