Chinese gadget giant Xiaomi has introduced a new budget device for 2019 – the Mi Play.
The Mi Play packs a notch-sporting 5.8-inch display with a pixelpushing resolution of 1080 pixels by 2280 pixels. Consumers will be hard pressed to find a better display on a budget smartphone.
It packs a 3000mAh non-removable battery and runs Android 8.1. Keeping the Mi Play ticking is a MediaTek P35 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Storage can handily be expanded up to 256GB via a microSD card.
The Mi Play comes with the standard connectivity options including 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, geomagnetic, and gyroscope sensors.
As far as the cameras are concerned, the phone features dual, rear-facing cameras¬ – one a 12MP primary shooter and a secondary 2MP sensor. The front camera is a capable 8MP shooter. An easy-access physical fingerprint sensor is located on the rear of the phone.
Colour options for the phone are described as Team Blue and Twilight Gold as well as a standard black for the more understated consumer. The pricing of Xiaomi Mi Play will be around $160 when rolled out in the region.
Xiaomi released its first smartphone in 2011 and became the country’s largest smartphone company in 2014. By 2018, Xiaomi was the world’s fourth-largest smartphone manufacturer and has fallen behind Huawei in its home market of China.
- MediaTek P35 processor
- 4GB of RAM
- 64GB of storage
- 5.8-inch, 1080 x 2280 display
- 3,000mAh battery
- Micro USB charging port
- Fingerprint sensor
- 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel
- rear-facing cameras.