Philippine bound Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has recently launched the Mi Pad. The company’s first tablet was unveiled by Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun in an event in Beijing. The device looks very much like an iPad. It uses the same type of plastic that the iPhone 5C is using for its back, and its also available in the same 6 colors used by Apple.
“We hope to put pressure on Apple” – Xiaomi CEO and co-founder Lei Jun
The Mi Pad has a 7.9 inch screen with a 4:3 aspect ratio (2048 x 1536), and is the first tablet to pack the 2.2GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor. It also comes with 2GB of RAM and 16/64GB of storage (+microSD), an 8MP rear cam, 5MP front cam, and a non-removable 6700mAh battery. The tablet will be powered by an Android 4.4.2 KitKat version of the MIUI ROM.
The company mentioned no release date, but divulged prices. The Mi Pad will retail for 1499 yuan (P10,500) for the Wifi-only 16 GB version, and 1699 yuan (around P12,000) for the 64GB version.
Xiaomi has always looked up to Apple. And this tablet further proves that. The specs look good though, and those prices seem hard to beat. Let’s see how these do when it finally arrives in our country.
Source The Next Web