Xiaomi MiPad low-cost tablet with 7.9-inch retina display unveiled
Chinese smartphone maker Xiomi has unveiled its first tablet named MiPad. The low-cost tablet resembles iPhone 5C in terms of design and iPad mini in terms of dimensions. It sports a 7.9-inch screen size and 2048 x 1536 resolution just like iPad Mini. The Beijing based Xiomi also acknowledges openly that it’s using the same material as on the “unapologetically” plastic iPhone 5C.
The MiPad is the first Tegra K1 device to be announced by any manufacturer. The tablet is powered by ‘4+1’-core Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC ARM Cortex-A15 processor clocked at 2.2GHz coupled with 2GB RAM. It runs on It runs a heavily customised version of Android called MIUI which is based on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. There will be two memory variants- 16GB & 64GB along with 128GB of extra storage via microSD card. In terms of camera, there’s an 8MP rear camera with a Sony BSI sensor and a 5MP front-facing camera with OmniVision sensor. Connectivity options include- Wifi and Bluetooth 4.0. All of this will be backed by a 6,700mAh non-removable battery.
Key features of Xiaomi MiPad:
- 7.9-inch QXGA IPS Retina display
- 2.2GHz Tegra K1 processor
- 2GB RAM
- Android 4.4 OS paired with MiUI
- Internal memory variants- 16GB & 64GB
- 8MP rear camera
- 5MP front-facing camera
- 6,700mAh battery
In terms of dimensions, the Xiaomi MiPad measures 135.4×202.1×8.5mm and weighs 360 grams.
The 16GB variant of Xiaomi MiPad is priced at CNY 1,499 (approx. $240 & Rs. 14,300), and the 64GB variant is priced at CNY 1,699 (approx. $275 & Rs. 16,200).