Aside from the Redmi 2, Xiaomi also announced the arrival of the company’s latest slate with the new Xiaomi Mi Pad. The Mi Pad is one of the popular Android powered tablet in China and it was a pleasure for us to finally have the tablet in our shores. Like the Redmi 2, Xiaomi didn’t mention the exact date of availability but considering that the Chinese company already made the announcement, it would be safe to assume that the anticipated Android tablet would be arriving soon.
The Mi Pad is a 7.9-inch tablet with high-resolution display, it is powered by a highly capable 2.2 GHz Quad-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset with 2 GB of RAM. There’s also a considerable amount of storage memory at 16 GB plus a microSD card support of up to 128 GB. It also comes with a rather hefty 8 Megapixel main camera with a Sony sensor, what’s missing though is an LED flash that isn’t present for the slate which Xiaomi could have made the perfect tablet. Well anyway, the front also comes with selfie supporting shooter as it comes with a 5 Megapixel camera that will do just that.
The Mi Pad features high-speed connectivity with high-speed Wi-Fi ac, there’s Bluetooth 4.0 and microUSB 2.0 with USB OTG support. The tablet runs on MIUI ROM based on Android OS and comes with a high-capacity 6700 mAh built-in battery. The Mi Pad has a considerably thin body which measures only at 8.5 mm and has a weight of about 360 grams.
Though the site shows a number of color options available, unfortunately for the Philippine model, the Mi Pad would only be available in White. Xiaomi priced the new Mi Pad for 10,999.00 Php and its availability is yet to be announced.
Xiaomi Mi Pad
7.9-inch hi-res IPS Display | 2048 x 1536 resolutions | 361 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
NVIDIA Tegra K1 SoC | Quad-core 2.2 GHz CPU
192-Core NVIDIA Kepler GPU
2 GB LPDDR3 RAM
16 GB expandable storage
microSD support up to 128 GB
8 Megapixel main camera | Sony Back-side illuminated(BSI) CMOS Sensor
5 Megapixel front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac | Wi-Fi Direct
MIUI ROM based on Android OS
6700 mAh built-in battery
202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 mm
Available in White only