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Xiaomi CIVI 3 debuts as first in line with MediaTek chip

As it had confirmed in teasers released in recent days, Xiaomi launched this Thursday (15) the Xiaomi CIVI 3, a new premium intermediary focused on design. In addition to the revamped look, the device draws attention for being the first of the CIVI family to use a MediaTek processor, as well as for the set of front cameras, one of the only ones among all brand cell phones to be able to record 4K videos.

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At the heart of the CIVI 3 is one of the main new features, the MediaTek Dimensity 8200-Ultra chip. Partnership between Xiaomi and MediaTek, the component is an optimized version of the traditional 8200, with improved performance and better integration with camera algorithms to deliver performance that, according to the companies, would exceed 900 thousand points in AnTuTu — placing it in the level of last year’s premium processors — and would deliver turbocharged HDR in photography.

The platform is accompanied by 12 GB or 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256 GB, 512 GB or 1 TB of UFS 3.1 storage, symbolizing a considerable memory upgrade compared to previous generations, and a good advantage in the mid-range segment. As has been the custom with more advanced phones, it is not possible to expand the storage with MicroSD cards.

Another strong point, the screen features a 6.55-inch OLED panel, with a Full HD+ resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels and a refresh rate of 120 Hz. There’s 1,920 Hz PWM dimming, to stop feeling queasy when brightness is low, and HDR support with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, which would ensure brightness peaks of up to 1,500 nits. Also noteworthy is the 12-bit color depth — most modern displays only support 10-bit.

The most important aspect of the CIVI 3 is its camera array, especially the front one, which follows the line’s tradition of having two lenses housed in a pill-shaped notch. Both are 32 MP, but are divided into a main one with 2x digital cropping and an ultrawide one with a 100° field of view. More interesting is that this is one of the only Xiaomi devices to support 4K videos on the selfie cameras.

At the rear, the launch is not impressive, but it is robust: we have a 50 MP Sony IMX800 main sensor with f/1.77 aperture and optical stabilization (OIS), an 8 MP ultrawide sensor with f/2.2 aperture and 120° field of view , and a 2 MP macro.

Xiaomi has also paid special attention to design, one of the main elements of the family. The CIVI 3 is just 7.6mm thick and features a revamped look that doesn’t reinvent the wheel, but is very much its own.

With curvatures on all sides, the device has a camera module adorned by a metal rim and cover with a selection of special colors, with a double finish. Selected from the WGSN Trends Office, shades offered include Adventure Gold (gold), Mint Green (green), Rose Purple (purple) and Coconut Gray (grey, unique without a dual-tone finish).

The battery is reasonable by today’s standards, with a capacity of 4,500 mAh, and has fast charging at 67 W – the more modestly sized tank shines in this regard by being fully charged in just 38 minutes, as promised by Xiaomi. Like most rivals, there’s no wireless charging around here.

Closing the package, the launch features 5G connectivity, Wi-Fi 6, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3, stereo sound system with Dolby Atmos, optical digital reader under the screen, infrared sensor to control other devices and Android 13 from the factory, running under MIUI 14.

price and availability

The Xiaomi CIVI 3 is already on sale in China with the following suggested prices:

Although the CIVI line is not available in the global market, the models that make it up tend to arrive in other regions, including Brazil, in renamed versions — this was the case with the CIVI 2, for example, which became Xiaomi 13 Lite.

Therefore, the expectation is that the CIVI 3 will become a new variant of the 13 Lite, or even something new, such as the possible Redmi Note 12T Pro, which seems to bring the same technical sheet according to the leaks.

Xiaomi CIVI 3: technical sheet

Source: Xiaomi, via Xiaomiui

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