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Xiaomi Civi 1S was launched on Thursday, the latest addition to the China-specific Civi lineup that was introduced in September 2021. The handset is designed to focus on the selfie-loving crowd. It is packed with a 32-megapixel front-facing camera that includes features like 2x zoom and autofocus. There are also several beautification features like 4D Light Chasing Beauty and Native Beauty Portrait 2.0 technologies. The handset sports a 'Miracle Sunshine' design with a gradient diamond-textured finish giving the phone a unique look.
The Xiaomi Civi 1S is currently only available in China and is not expected to make its way to the global market. The base 8GB RAM + 128GB inbuilt storage option is priced at CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs. 27,100). It also has an 8GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage model that costs CNY 2,599 (roughly Rs. 30,700). Finally, the top-end 12GB RAM + 256GB inbuilt storage variant costs CNY 2,899 (roughly Rs. 34,200). Xiaomi four colour options for the Civi 1S - Black, Blue, Pink, and White.
This handset features a 6.55-inch micro-curved full-HD+ OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate and 950 nits of peak brightness. It is powered by a Snapdragon 778G+ SoC which is claimed to improve the performance of the handset by 27 percent over the last year's Xiaomi Civi. According to the company, this handset can offer over 3 hours of gaming performance with an average frame rate of 87.7 fps. Furthermore, the Xiaomi Civi S is claimed to operate at temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius during regular use.
As we mentioned earlier, the Xiaomi Civi 1S features a 32-megapixel hole-punch camera on the front. There is also a triple rear camera setup highlighted by a 64-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.79 aperture. It is also equipped with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide lens with an f/2.2 aperture and a 2-megapixel macro lens having an f/2.4 aperture.
It houses a 4,500mAh battery that supports 55W fast charging. The smartphone features the MIUI 13 interface, which is based on Android 12. The Civi 1S is equipped with dual stereo speakers powered by Dolby Atmos technology. In terms of connectivity, this handset offers multifunctional NFC, Bluetooth v5.2, and IR remote control technologies.