Finally, the long rumored MiPad tablet from Chinese smartphone marker Xiaomi has been announced. The tablet has been leaked several times in the past, alongside the company's Mi3S smartphone which is yet to be announced. It should be noted that Xiaomi is yet to begin the beta testing of the tablet in June, so there is no mention of the release date of the tablet until now.
The Xiaomi MiPad will be offered in White, Blue, Green, Yellow and Pink color variants and is priced at (16GB variant ) 1499 Chinese Yuan, which roughly translates to Rs. 14,330 in Indian currency. While the 64GB variant will cost 1499 Chinese Yuan , which is approximately Rs. 16,240 if translated to Indian currency.
The MiPad is a monster tablet in terms of power as it is powered by a powerful 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor with 192-core Kepler GPU.
In terms of other specs, the tablet comes with a 7.9-inch (2048 × 1536 pixels) display at 326 ppi with 4:3 aspect ratio. It is also protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display is manufactured by Sharp / AUO.
The aforementioned processor powers the tablet coupled with 2GB of RAM. The latest slate runs on Android-based MiUI ROM optimized for tablets.
It's not only the power of the tablet that is impressive, but also at the same time, Xiaomi has offered a standard imagining hardware to the tablet. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera with 5-element lens, Sony BSI sensor, f/2.0 aperture. Also add a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with OmniVision sensor and f/2.0 aperture at the front face of the device.
Xiaomi has not left any loopholes in the tablet. It houses a 16GB / 64GB of internal storage unit and is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
Connectivity option is limited to WiFi 802.11/b/g/n/ac Dual Band (2X2 MIMO).
The tablet measures 8.5mm thick and weighs 360 grams and comes powered by a monstrous 6700 mAh battery.
This is one of the most perfect tablet device that will be launched in this price range. Although it lacks SIM slot, it will still be a potential rival against all the other existing tablet devices including the Nexus 7, iPad mini and other tablet devices like FonePad and Samsung Galaxy Tab series.