Xiaomi Mi Pad with 7.9-inch display, NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, 6,700 mAh battery officially announced
China based handset manufacturer Xiaomi has officially announced the launch of its first tablet device dubbed as Xiaomi Mi Pad on Thursday. The device appears pretty impressive with a gorgeous 7.9-inch display boasting a screen resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and 326 ppi pixel density. These aspects make the tablet match up to the quality of the iPad Mini 2.
In addition to the wonderful display, the tablet is fueled by the latest generation NVIDIA chipset. There is a NVIDIA Tegra K1 comprising of 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 processor and Kepler GPU with 192 cores.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat based MIUI 6.0 ROM that is optimized for tablets. The imaging department is taken care of by an 8MP primary camera with Sony BSI sensor alongside a 5MP secondary camera with OmniVision sensor.
It appears like the vendor wants to compete with the iPad Mini lineup as its display is protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it has a similar aspect ratio of 4:3 as the Apple tablet. For storage, the tablet packs 16GB and 64GB of native storage space that can be extended externally up to 128GB with the help of a microSD card.
Other goodies on-board include 2GB of RAM, dual Band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and 6,700 mAh battery that can last up to for 11 hours of video playback and 86 hours of music playing. The Mi Pad is 8.5mm thick and weights 360 grams.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad comes in different colour options such as Gray, White, Green, Blue, Yellow, and Pink and it is priced at 1,499 Yuan ($240) and 1,699 Yuan ($273) for the 16GB and 64GB variants respectively. The tablet is said to be available in mid-June, but there is no word regarding its global availability.