Xiaomi appears to be going all guns blazing this April. After confirming, the Xiaomi Mi6 is coming somewhere this month, the Lei Jun led Chinese OEM has now announced its Mi Pad 3 tablet in its homeland. Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 now comes with a completely refreshed internals while retaining the same form factor as its predecessor.
Xiaomi hasn’t played around with the design of the Mi Pad 3. It is, in fact, looks almost similar to the last generation Mi Pad 2. For starters, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 comes with a 7.9-inch QXGA (2,048 x 1,536) IPS LCD display with 326ppi. This display is molded into a metal unibody chassis, that gives the Mi Pad 3 a stroke of elegance. Xiaomi claims that the rear metallic body of the tablet is polished using a sandblasting process to give it a comfortable feel. Just like last year, one may find the design of the Mi Pad 3 in like with that of the iPads from Apple. That said, with due respect; no wonder Xiaomi is referred to as the Apple of China.
Internally, the new Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is strikingly different from its predecessor. It no longer comes with an Intel Atom chip as found in the Mi Pad 2. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 rather comes with a Mediatek 8176 hexa-core chip with a peak clock speed of 2.1GHz. This chip is clubbed with PowerVR GX6250 GPU clocked at 600MHz.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 also comes with 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Being a tablet, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 can’t be expected to score high in the camera division. Even then, Xiaomi has decided to include a 13MP rear shooter in its tablet. It is again backed by a 5MP front-facing selfie snapper. The tablet also comes with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac dual antenna band, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB Type-C port.
Powering the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is a 6,600mAH battery capable of fast charging. The tablet run on a version of MIUI 8 based on Android Marshmallow. It will go on sale in China starting 6AM on April 6 on Xiaomi Mall, Lynx, Jingong, Suning and Mi Home at 1,499 Yuan ($217/Rs 14,131 approx.)
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Specifications
- 7.9 inch QXGA (2,048 x 1,536) IPS LCD Display with 326ppi
- Mediatek 8176 Hexa Core Processor (2 x 2.1GHz Cortex A72 + 4 x 1.7GHz Cortex A53) with PowerVR GX6250 GPU
- 4GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 64GB Internal Storage
- 13MP Rear Camera
- 5MP Front Camera
- 6,600mAh Battery with USB Type C
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS
- MIUI 8