Chinese tech honcho Xiaomi recently announced a new handset for the Chinese market. Named as Mi Play, this latest one has a circular notch with a camera within, but is not a punch-hole design as expected to be seen on Samsung’s rumored S10 ahead. The rear cameras are a dual sensor setup and vertically aligned similar to Apple’s iPhone X-style.

Below the aegis, the Mi Play is powered by a MediaTek P35 processor which is given 4GB or RAM with 64GB of storage. The notched display is a full HD 19:9 5.84-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1080×2280 pixels. The front camera is of 8 megapixel, while the rear cameras are a 12MP and 2MP duo. Boosting up the entire hardware is a 300mAh battery and in addition, the handset features a micro USB port.


The Mi Play is an affordable handset in the budget segment which offers around 10GB of data each month, for a year, for its Chinese customers and is priced around ₹11,000 in China. Xiaomi is offering the handset in three color variants of Dream Blue, Twilight Gold and Black.

Adding further to the specs and features, the Xiaomi Mi Play comes as a Dual SIM handset and features Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. It features 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 4.2 apart from the regular specifications found on handsets today.


As of for now, Xiaomi has not mentioned anything about the handset selling into the international market.