Xiaomi Mi Play with Waterdrop notch set to launch on December 24

Xiaomi is going to launch a new mid-range smartphone in China soon that is named Mi Play (Well, we know from where Xiaomi got the inspiration of the name). It was rumored to be the Poco F1 with a different name for the Chinese market, but it looks like the Xiaomi Mi Play is a completely different phone than the Poco F1. Today, Xiaomi teased the device on its official Weibo page by posting some images showing the front and the rear of the phone. So, the teasers pretty much revealed the design from the front as well as the rear.

As shown in the images above, the Xiaomi Mi Play has a waterdrop notch which is something we haven’t seen on any Xiaomi phone till now. Either we have that big notch as on the Mi 8, or a notch-less display as on the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. This is a ‘U’-shaped notch which resembles the one seen on the last year’s Essential Phone. The phone still has a big chin on the bottom, and that’s not new for Android phones with notches.

On the rear, there are dual cameras placed vertically on the top left side. The fingerprint reader is also placed on the rear. The Xiaomi Mi Play seems to have a glass and metal design.

Not much is known about the specifications, but a recent leak via MySmartPrice suggested that the Mi Play has 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB internal storage. So, there are three variants of the phone – 4GB + 64GB, 6GB + 64GB and 6GB + 128GB. Along with that, the device will launch in Black, white, blue, red, yellow, pink, green, purple, pink, gold, silver, & gray color options.

The Xiaomi Mi Play is most probably going to be a budget flagship like the Poco F1 that may or may not launch in global markets. The launch is set to happen on December 24 in China.