Xiaomi Civi 3 launched in China with dual selfie cameras

Powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra

The “Civi” series by Xiaomi is known for its beautiful-looking phones, and with each new iteration, Xiaomi upgrades the design. Last year, we got the Xiaomi Civi 2, featuring the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset. Today, the Xiaomi Civi 3 was launched in China. This time, Xiaomi went with a MediaTek SOC for this device.

The phone comes in four colors, and three have a dual-tone design on the back. Xiaomi says it partnered with WGSN, a trend forecasting company, to study the lifestyle of young people and explore fashion trends.

The phone is 7.56mm slim and weighs 173.5g.

Under the hood, Xiaomi Civi 2 has the MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra SOC. This is the first phone to feature the “Ultra” version of the Dimensity 8200. The spec sheet suggests no change in the CPU clock speed, so we wonder what’s new in this “Ultra” version. The phone has 12GB LPDDR5 or 16GB LPDDR5X RAM and 256GB/512GB/1TB UFS 3.1 storage.

Xiaomi Civi 3

The display is a 6.55-inch OLED with a Full-HD+ resolution, up to 120Hz refresh rate, 1500 nits peak brightness, Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and 12-bit colors. The display supports HDR10+ and Dolby Vision. This is a curved display, and the fingerprint sensor sits under this panel.

There is a pill-shaped cutout that has a dual selfie camera setup. The primary camera has a 32MP sensor with a 78-degree FOV lens, whereas the secondary camera has a 32MP sensor with a 100-degree FOV lens. The phone can shoot 4K videos at up to 30fps via the front camera(s).

Xiaomi Civi 3

On the rear, Xiaom Civi 2 has three cameras. The primary camera has a 50MP Sony IMX800 sensor with an f/1.77 lens and OIS. The second camera has an 8MP Sony IMX355 sensor with a 120-degree FOV lens. The third 2MP camera is for macro photos. Compared to the Xiaomi Civi 2, this camera setup seems like a downgrade, except for the primary sensor. The Xiaomi Civi 2 had a 20MP ultrawide camera, but the megapixel count has decreased this year.

The video recording is limited to 4K 30fps on the rear.

There is a 4,500mAh battery, and the phone supports 67W fast wired charging, the same as last year.

Finally, the phone runs on MIUI 14.

Here is the pricing for China –

  • 12GB + 256GB – ¥2499 (~$353)
  • 12GB + 512GB – ¥2699 (~$381)
  • 16GB + 1TB – ¥2999 (~$424)