Xiaomi yesterday announced it will unveil the Civi 2 on September 27 at an event in China which will begin at 2PM local time. The company also showed us the rear side of the smartphone sporting a triple camera setup headlined by a 50MP camera. Today, Xiaomi revealed a few more details about the Civi 2's primary camera while also showing us the smartphone's front.
The Xiaomi Civi 2 will feature a screen with a pill-shaped notch in the center for two cameras - 32MP wide and 32MP ultrawide. This might remind some of you about the recently announced iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max's Dynamic Island. But that's interactive, and it remains to be seen if Xiaomi has also done anything similar with the Civi 2's pill-shaped cutout.
However, it's worth noting that the Civi 2 won't be the first Android smartphone to come with a pill-shaped cutout for selfie cameras. We've seen a few Android smartphones before with pill-shaped cutouts, including the Realme X50 Pro, it's just that those were not placed in the center.
That said, Xiaomi has revealed that the Civi 2's primary camera will use the 50MP Sony IMX766 sensor we've already seen on the Xiaomi 12, but the aperture on the Civi 2 will be f/1.8 instead of f/1.9.
The Chinese brand also said that compared to its predecessor, the light input on the Civi 2's primary camera has increased by 101.8% and photo capturing speed has increased by 144%. The night photo capturing speed sounds even more impressive with an increase of 246%. Xiaomi also mentioned Bionic Eyes Atmospheric Portrait (machine translated from Chinese) but didn't divulge anything about it.
One of the images shared by Xiaomi revealed the Civi 2 will come with Dolby Atmos support, and the centered pill-shaped cutout will be flanked by small flash modules on the top bezel to help users take brighter pictures in dim conditions.
The Xiaomi Civi 2 is rumored to have the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 SoC at the helm, and with the full unveiling still five days away, you can expect Xiaomi to reveal a few more features of the smartphone to build hype around it.