Xiaomi Mi Play is now official; Features Helio P35, tear drop notch

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:

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
Network 4G LTE
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi
Bluetooth Bluetooth
Ports MicroUSB
Others Fingerprint Sensor
OS MIUI 10, Android 9 Pie
Dimensions 147.8 x 71.9 x 7.8 mm, 150 g
Battery 3,000mAh Battery

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