As expected, Xiaomi today officially launched the Civi 3 with the first Dimensity 8200 Ultra chipset in China. As with previous Civis, the focus of the new model is on the two 32-megapixel front cameras, which sit in a pill-shaped cutout. There are also two front LED flashes flanking the speaker grille. The primary selfie camera features OIS and autofocus, while the second module offers a wider 100-degree angle and up to 4K video recording. The LED flashes on the front use AI to simulate lighting effects from cold to warm. This should enable selfies with more realistic colors.
On the back of the Xiaomi Civi 3 is a large camera module that houses three sensors. There is a 50-megapixel main camera with a Sony IMX800 sensor, 1.0μm pixels and OIS. You also get an 8 megapixel ultra wide lens and a 2 megapixel macro camera.
The Civi 3’s 6.55-inch AMOLED display resolves FHD+ at a refresh rate of 120 Hz. The panel is protected by Gorilla Glass 5 and offers a peak brightness of up to 1,500 nits. Also, the Xiaomi phone packs 12/16GB of LPDDR5X RAM and up to 1TB of UFS 3.1 storage, as well as a 4,500mAh battery with 67W wired charging. MIUI 14 based on Android 13 is used as the interface.
The Xiaomi Civi 3 is available in purple, mint, gold and gray colors. The base 12/256GB model costs 2,499 CNY (€329/$353), while the top versioni with 16GB RAM and 1TB storage sets you 2,999 CNY (€395/$424) back. Open sale in China begins May 31.