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It looked like Xiaomi had given up on the Android tablet segment. The company’s last product was the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 released in 2018. Now, after nearly 3 years of absence in that department, it looks like the Chinese giant is finally making a move. A recent report already suggested that Xiaomi would launch a tablet this year but now, a new leak reveals its alleged features, renders, and even price point.
Speaking of your specifications, it is said that it will sport a 2K resolution screen with a high refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch sampling rate of 480Hz. The panel technology will be LCD IPS and will be protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5 instead of the newest one (Victus).
The back area of the tablet makes use of the dual-camera module. The design of this area is directly inspired by that of the freshly released Xiaomi Mi 11. The configuration will consist of Sony’s IMX586 sensor for the main camera and a 13 MP macro + wide-angle lens.
The frame and back of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 should be aluminum, similar to Apple’s iPad. It would also equip a fingerprint sensor on one side. In addition, the display will allegedly support a magnetic capacitive stylus which will be a first when it comes to Xiaomi and tablets.
In terms of power, it is said that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will be equipped with the Snapdragon 870 chipset recently released by Qualcomm. The tablet would be available in a few different memory variants, of which its base version would have 8GB of RAM + 128GB of storage for a price of 3,999 yuan(about 620 dollars).
An 8GB RAM + 256GB variant with a price of 4,299 yuan ($666) would also be available. There’s also the 12GB of RAM + 512GB storage version for a price of 4,999 yuan or $770. The top-tier variant should have 16GB of RAM coupled with 1TB of internal storage for a price of 5,499 yuan or around $850.
The Mi Pad 5 should arrive as a high-end tablet and a direct competitor to the likes of Apple’s iPad, Huawei’s Matepad, and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab series. When it comes to the more affordable tablet segment there are no words so far on whether Xiaomi plans to target that price segment.
However, take this information with a grain of salt since nothing is actually confirm by Xiaomi, but on the other hand it’s not denied too. So there’s room for speculations and rumors.