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26 Dec 2018

Xiaomi Mi Play launched: Specifications, features and price

Xiaomi Mi Play: Specifications, features and launch

Expanding its product portfolio, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi has launched Mi Play in its home country.

As the first phone in the Play series, it features a waterdrop notched full-HD+ display, gradient design, dual rear-camera, and mid-level internals including MediaTek Helio P35 chipset.

In China, Mi Play has been priced at 1,099 yuan or roughly Rs. 11,000.

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Xiaomi Mi Play: Specifications, features and launch
Xiaomi Mi Play: At a glance

Design & Display

Xiaomi Mi Play: At a glance

Up front, the phone sports an edge-to-edge display with a waterdrop notch and sizeable top and bottom bezels.

On the back, it has a glass-like chassis with gradient design, dual camera setup and a fingerprint scanner.

The Mi Play features a 5.84-inch full-HD+ (1080x2280 pixels) display with a 19:9 aspect ratio.

Camera

For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers

The Mi Play sports a dual rear camera setup comprising a 12MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture, paired with a 2MP secondary sensor and an LED flash setup.

Up front, the phone gets an 8MP selfie snapper.

Moreover, we expect both the cameras to offer several AI-based features such as smart HDR and Portrait mode.

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Under the hood

Internals

Under the hood

The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P35 chipset, paired with IMG GE8320 GPU, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of built storage (expandable upto 256GB).

Xiaomi Mi Play runs Android Oreo-based MIUI 10 and packs a 3,000mAh battery.

Further, it supports dual SIMs, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11a/c, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/A-GPS, micro USB port, and packs all the standard sensors.

Details

Pricing and availability

In China, Mi Play is priced at CNY 1,099 (approx. Rs. 11,000) and will be available in Black, Dream Blue, and Twilight Gold color options.

The phone went on sale from December 25 and comes bundled with free 10GB monthly data for 12 months.

Unfortunately, there are no details about the handset's availability in India.

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What is the price of Mi Play in India?

What is are the camera specifications of Mi Play?

What are the key specifications of Mi Play?

When will Xiaomi launch Mi Play in India?

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What is the price of Mi Play in India?

Asked 2018-12-26 10:26:20 by Paridhi Dutta

Answered by NewsBytes

Xiaomi has currently launched Mi Play in China only. In terms of pricing, it costs 1,099 yuan or about Rs. 11,000 for the solo 4GB RAM and 64GB storage model.

What is are the camera specifications of Mi Play?

Asked 2018-12-26 10:26:20 by Chirag Khan

Answered by NewsBytes

On the back, the phone gets a 12MP+2MP dual camera setup. Up front, it has an 8MP camera.

What are the key specifications of Mi Play?

Asked 2018-12-26 10:26:20 by Parakram Malhotra

Answered by NewsBytes

The Xiaomi Mi Play sports a 5.84-inch display with full-HD+ resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes with a MediaTek P35 processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, 3,000 mAh battery, and a 3,000 mAh battery.

When will Xiaomi launch Mi Play in India?

Asked 2018-12-26 10:26:20 by Vibhore Balasubramanium

Answered by NewsBytes

Currently, Xiaomi has not shared any information about when and if it will launch Mi Play in India. However, considering India is the second biggest market for Xiaomi after China, we can expect to see the phone sometime in early 2019. But this is just a speculation.

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