Xiaomi Civi 2 has been launched officially Moreover, the device has only been launched only in China for now. This is the first Android phone which blatantly copies the ‘Dynamic Island’ style pill at the center of the display. Although, it is still a decently specced device on paper. But it has made the headlines only for copying this pill design.
Design & Specifications
Xiaomi Civi 2 has an AG glass back with a textured design. There are two camera sensors in the larger camera module. The other module has a single sensor. Then comes the front design. The Chinese brand has copied the pill-shaped cut-out from iPhone 14 Pro’s dynamic Island. However, instead of Face ID sensors, it has two selfie cameras. In terms of software, Dynamic Island has already arrived at MIUI.
The display is a 6.55″ FHD+ OLED curved panel. It has HDR 10+ certification. The device will weigh 171.8g and will be 7.23mm thin. In addition, the display has a 120Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch-sampling rate. Moreover, the is an in-display fingerprint scanner. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 7 Gen1. Furthermore, there is a 50MP IMX766 main sensor at the rear which is accompanied by a 20MP ultra-wide and a 2MP sensor.
Dynamic Island has dual 32MP front cameras. It also has dual stereo speakers sound by Dolby Atmos. The device packs a 4500 mAh battery with 67W fast charging support. Lastly, the device will be running on MIUI 13 based on Android 12. The Civi 2 has LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 2.2 internal storage. Lastly, the device has an IR blaster and WiFi6, NFC, and Bluetooth 5.2. The device starts at CNY 2399 for the base variant.
Thoughts on the Xiaomi Civi 2
Xiaomi Civi 2 has a great set of specifications for a premium midrange phone. The Chinese brand has copied the pill-shaped cut-out from iPhone 14 Pro’s dynamic Island. However, instead of Face ID sensors, it has two selfie cameras. The first CIVI device had a single punch-hole and looked awesome. This pill is more intrusive.
Apple will also work towards shrinking this pill for sure. Therefore, copying the same design when you already have the next step implemented, is nonsensical according to me. In terms of software, Dynamic Island has already arrived at MIUI. I don’t understand after years of implementing tiny punch-hole on their phones, which look way more futuristic, why are they copying.