Finally, after months of waiting, it looks like Xiaomi will be bringing the Xiaomi Mi Pad soon. At the Mi Note and Mi Note pro launch yesterday, Steve Vickers, the General Manager of Xiaomi Global, and Hugo Barra both dropped hints that the launch is coming soon.
Sure, parallel importers have already been selling the tablet from Xiaomi for ages now, but soon, you will be able to get it officially, enjoy proper warranty, and most probably a cheaper price tag. In addition to that, the Mi Pad has also been added into the SIRIM database on 6 January 2015 by Xiaomi Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. This means that the launch is imminent, and hopefully will be happening soon.
Announced in May last year, the Mi Pad is Xiaomi’s first ever tablet device. It features a 7.9” display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, giving a pixel density of 326ppi. Beneath that is a NVIDIA’s Tegra K1 mobile processor that has four Cortex-A15 cores running at 2.2GHz, and a fifth companion core, paired with 2GB of RAM with up to 64GB of expandable storage (microSD up to 128GB). Other specs include 8MP rear camera, 5MP front camera, and a large battery of 6700mAh.
The Mi Pad is currently only available in China for 1299 Yuan (RM750) for the 16GB variant, and 1699 Yuan (RM980) for the 64GB one.