Xiaomi recently launched the Mi Play in China. The budget handset arrives in time for the holidays and features a MediaTek processor and tear drop notch.
The Mi Play is competitively priced at CNY1,099 (roughly PHP8,500) and comes with a front design reminiscent of the OPPO F9 thanks to the tear drop notch.
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The phone features a 5.84-inch IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, a MediaTek Helio P35 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage.
For photography, it has a 12MP main camera and an 8MP shooter for selfies. The phone also comes with a fairly average 3,000 mAh battery onboard and runs on MIUI 10 on top of Android 9 Pie.
The Mi Play has mostly standard specs, but it comes with a lot of free data in China — 10GB 4G data every month for a year.
The phone is currently a China only handset with no advise if it will go global.
Xiaomi Mi Play specs:
|Specs||XIAOMI MI PLAY|
|Display||5.84-inch Full HD+ IPS (2280 × 1080, 342 ppi), 19:9 Aspect Ratio|
|Processor||Octa-Core MediaTek Helio P35|
|GPU||IMG PowerVR GE8320|
|Storage||64GB Storage, MicroSD Card Slot up to 512GB|
|Rear Camera||12MP (f/2.2) + 2MP Rear Cameras, AI, LED Flash|
|Front Camera||8MP Front Camera|
|SIM||Dual Nano SIM|
|GPS||GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS|
|OS||MIUI 10, Android 9 Pie|
|Dimensions||147.8 x 71.9 x 7.8 mm, 150 g|