Xiaomi CIVI 2 launched in China with Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset and a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Xiaomi has launched the CIVI 2 in China, the third device to date in the CIVI series. As Xiaomi already teased, the CIVI 2 has a large rear-facing camera housing and two front-facing cameras arranged in a centred pill like the iPhone 14 Pro series. Seemingly, Xiaomi has not copied Apple's 'Dynamic Island' notification system, though.
According to Xiaomi, the CIVI 2 measures 159.2 x 72.7 x 7.23 mm and weighs 171.8 g, in part because of its 4,500 mAh battery. For reference, the large battery supports 67 W fast charging. Additionally, Xiaomi equips the CIVI 2 with the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, a 4 nm chipset that the company complements with LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 flash storage. Like many mid-range Xiaomi smartphones, the CIVI 2 has a 6.55-inch display that operates at 1080p with a 120 Hz refresh rate.
Moreover, the AMOLED display offers a 240 Hz touch sampling rate, up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness and Dolby Vision support. Surprisingly, Xiaomi has opted for wide and ultra-wide-angle front-facing cameras this time around, both 32 MP sensors with 1/2.8-inch optical formats. Meanwhile, the CIVI 2's rear-facing cameras consist of 50 MP primary, 20 MP ultra-wide-angle and 2 MP macro lenses. Unfortunately, none of these cameras are optically stabilised.
The CIVI 2 starts at CNY 2,399 (~US$334) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage in Ice Blue and Dark colour options. Alternatively, Xiaomi offers the smartphone with 256 GB of storage in 8 GB of RAM or 12 GB of RAM flavours for CNY 2,499 (~US$348) and CNY 2,799 (~US$390), respectively. At launch, both 256 GB of storage models are orderable in Ice Blue, Dark, Little White Dress and Pounding Powder colour options. Xiaomi has not commented on a global launch yet, although there have been rumours of the device arriving outside China as either the Xiaomi 12 Lite 5G NE or Xiaomi 13 Lite.