Xiaomi Civi 2 confirmed to debut with iPhone 14 Pro-esque pill hosting dual 32 MP selfie cameras
The Xiaomi Civi 2 is slated for a September 27 launch. Ahead of that date, Xiaomi is teasing the smartphone and has now confirmed its design, with the Civi 2 looking to be the first smartphone to copy the iPhone 14 Pro's pill-shaped cut-out.
The Civi 2 will debut with a pill instead of a hole punch. It won't be the first Android device to sport a pill, though, as the Galaxy S10+ already featured similar back in 2019. Unlike the Samsung flagship, though, its pill is centered, drawing inspiration from Apple's new iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max.
Xiaomi recently confirmed that the Redmi K60 will not offer something similar to Apple's Dynamic Island, and the Civi 2 can also be expected to eschew any such software-based tricks. Instead, like the Galaxy S10+, its pill will play host to two cameras—albeit two actual camera sensors instead of sporting one depth sensor as the S10+. Within the Civi 2's pill will be two 32 MP cameras: one with a wide-angle lens, and the other with an ultra-wide-angle lens.
"Front dual main camera, the strongest one in the history of Xiaomi," the company posted on Weibo hours ago. "32 million professional main camera, you can take beautiful photos in low light, 32 million super wide-angle main camera, large viewing angle can also see small details. Cooperate with innovative imaging technology to create a new "Bionic Eyes Atmosphere Portrait." Or something to that effect when translating from Chinese to English.
Xiaomi's Civi series debuted years ago as a youth-oriented lineup focused on design and camera performance, and that looks set to continue with the Civi 2. The main selfie camera, for example, offers autofocus. In addition to the two selfie cameras, the upcoming mid-range phone will sport a 50 MP IMX766 at this rear. It looks to have three rear cameras, so the second rear camera can be expected to be an ultra-wide-angle one, with the third shooter likely a macro lens.