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Xiaomi CIVI 2: Launch date and design confirmed as company teases specifications

The Xiaomi CIVI 2 will have a textured back panel and a 50 MP camera, among other features. (Image source: Xiaomi)
The Xiaomi CIVI 2 will have a textured back panel and a 50 MP camera, among other features. (Image source: Xiaomi)
Xiaomi has revealed the CIVI 2, smartphone that is expected to arrive globally as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. Not only has the company unveiled the smartphone's design, but it has also confirmed a few specifications and has outlined its launch date in China.

Xiaomi has lifted the lid on the CIVI 2, arguably a successor to both the CIVI and the CIVI 1S. Previewed on Weibo, the CIVI 2 receives a huge camera housing and one that mimics Xiaomi's flagships like the Xiaomi 12S Pro. Additionally, Xiaomi continues to push the CIVI series with a focus on fashion, as its marketing images show. In that vein, Xiaomi will release the CIVI 2 Hello Kitty special edition model.

So far, Xiaomi has confirmed that the CIVI 2 weighs 171.8 g and is 7.23 mm thick. Separately, the device will launch with Dolby Atmos-capable speakers, albeit without a dedicated 3.5 mm jack. Instead, the CIVI 2 will deliver wired audio via its USB Type-C port. Moreover, the CIVI 2 features three rear-facing cameras with a 50 MP primary sensor. Seemingly lacking optical stabilisation (OIS), we imagine that Xiaomi has complemented the 50 MP camera with ultra-wide-angle and depth of field cameras.

The Xiaomi CIVI 2 will debut in China on September 27. Unfortunately, Xiaomi has shared any pricing details yet, although it would appear that the CIVI 2 will be a mid-range smartphone, rather than a flagship one. Purportedly, Xiaomi will reveal the CIVI 2 globally as the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite. All models are rumoured to feature the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, with Xiaomi finally moving away from the Snapdragon 778G series.

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Alex Alderson, 2022-09-21 (Update: 2022-09-21)