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Xiaomi Mi Play With 19:9 Display, Dual Rear Camera Setup Launched

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Xiaomi Mi Play has officially been launched in China. The new smartphone is the first model in the company’s Play series. Unlike previous Xiaomi phones, the Mi Play sports a waterdrop-style display notch. The smartphone also sports a gradient finish at the back – on top of the glass-like finish. There is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC as well as a dual rear camera setup. To give users an out-of-the-box way to surf the Web on the Mi Play, the Chinese company has bundled 10GB of free data per month for 12 months.

Xiaomi Mi Play price
The Xiaomi Mi Play price in China has been set at CNY 1,099 (roughly Rs. 11,100) for the lone 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage variant. The smartphone comes in Black, Dream Blue, and Twilight Gold colour options along with a gradient finish.

Xiaomi’s offline store in China will start selling the Mi Play from 10am on December 25. The handset will be bundled with 10GB data per month for 12 months.

Xiaomi Mi Play specifications
The dual-SIM (Nano) Xiaomi Mi Play runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 and sports a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080×2280 pixels) display along with a 19:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood, the handset has an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 SoC, coupled with IMG GE8320 GPU and 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM.

Xiaomi has provided a dual rear camera setup on the Mi Play that includes a 12-megapixel primary sensor along with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel secondary sensor. The dual rear camera setup is accompanied by an LED flash. For selfies, the Mi Play sports an 8-megapixel sensor at the front.

The Xiaomi Mi Play has 64GB of onboard eMMC 5.1 storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). In terms of connectivity, the smartphone has 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and USB Type-C. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light, geomagnetic, and gyroscope. There is also a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. Lastly, the handset packs a 3,000mAh battery and measures 147.76×71.89×7.8mm.

Xiaomi Mi Play


General

Release date December 2018
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.76 x 71.89 x 7.80
Weight (g) 150.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Colours Black, Dream Blue and Twilight Gold

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.84
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×2280 pixels
Aspect ratio 19:9
Pixels per inch (PPI) 432

Hardware

Processor 2.3GHz octa-core
Processor make MediaTek Helio P35
RAM 4GB
Internal storage 64GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 256

Camera

Rear camera 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 2-megapixel
Rear autofocus Yes
Rear flash Yes
Front camera 8-megapixel

Software

Operating system Android 8.1 Oreo
Skin MIUI 10

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.20
USB Type-C Yes
Number of SIMs 2
SIM 1
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
SIM 2
SIM Type Nano-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes

Sensors

Fingerprint sensor Yes
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes