Xiaomi has quietly unveiled a new Android tablet: the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3. As the successor to the Mi Pad 2, this new tablet is packed with more RAM and storage, but instead of an Intel processor, Xiaomi decided to go with a MediaTek chipset for the Mi Pad 3.
Much like its predecessor, the Mi Pad 3 features a metal design, which should make for a premium feeling tablet. Other than that, it’s also equipped with a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 display – the very same size and resolution as the Mi Pad 2 – as well as MIUI 8 out of the box.
The Mi Pad 2 was powered by an Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor, and for the Mi Pad 3, Xiaomi went with a MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor instead: it features two ARM Cortex-A72 and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked up to 2.1GHz. As for GPU, this tablet is packed with Imagination’s PowerVR GX6250, which supposedly provides “console-level 3D gaming and cinema class home entertainment experience.”
Rounding out the specifications of the Mi Pad 3 are 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5MP front-facing shooter, as well as a 6,600mAh battery.
As is always the case with Xiaomi, the Mi Pad 3 is priced very competitively: it will go on sale in China tomorrow for 1,499 Chinese yuan, which comes up to about RM965. As usual, it remains to be seen if the Mi Pad 3 will be launched in Malaysia.
(Source: MIUI Forum)