It has been over a year since the launch of the Mi Pad 2 tablet, and you would expect Xiaomi to launch a successor sooner than later. Turns out, a successor is indeed incoming and expected to be launched by end of this month. Ahead of the launch, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 has surfaced online in all its glory, courtesy of a few leaked promotional materials. These not only show what the upcoming tablet could look like, but also reveal its alleged price, specifications and features. Also Read - Best battery smartphones under Rs 15,000: Redmi Note 10T, Realme Narzo 30 and more
Going by the promotional materials spotted by GizmoChina, the Mi Pad 3 doesn’t look a whole lot different from last year’s Mi Pad 2. It still boasts a unimetal body design, and features dual-speaker grilles on either side of the USB Type-C port. But one of the noticeable aspects is the larger 9.7-inch screen, which is Apple iPad Pro territory. That said, the Mi Pad 3 at 6.08mm is slightly thinner, and at 380 grams is also a tad lighter than the iPad Pro — 6.1mm and 437 grams. Also Read - RedmiBook laptop revelations and expectations: Sub-Rs 40,000 price or higher for 11th Gen Intel?
Xiaomi is also rumored to offer a keyboard dock for the Mi Pad 3 that is expected to be priced at RMB 99 (Rs 970 approximately). On the software front, the Mi Pad 3 runs on Windows 10 and will come with apps like Microsoft Office and Cortana preinstalled. There is however no word on whether an Android variant of the Mi Pad 3 will also be launched. Also Read - Top 5G smartphones under Rs 20,000 in August 2021: Samsung A22 5G, Redmi Note 10T, etc
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 specifications
The Mi Pad 3 is said to flaunt a 9.7-inch display with a 2048×1536 pixels resolution and 264ppi. Under the hood runs an Intel 7th-Gen Core m3-7Y30 processor paired with 8GB LPDDR3 RAM. Buyers can choose between two storage variants — 128GB and 256GB.
For photography, there is a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flash, while up front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Making sure everything ticks will be an 8,290mAh battery with support for Quick Charge 3.0. The table is also said to feature a fingerprint sensor.
To put these specs into perspective, last year’s Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 featured a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixels) IPS display, 2.24GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad-core chipset, 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, and 16GB and 64GB options. The tablet also came with an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel wide-angle selfie camera and 6,190mAh battery along with connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11ac and USB Type-C port. Xiaomi had launched two variants of the tablet — one running on Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7 and the other on Windows 10.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 price
As per the leaks, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 will be going on sale on December 30. The 128GB variant will be priced at RMB 1,999 (Rs 19,500 approximately), while the 256GB variant will be priced at RMB 2,299 (Rs 22,400 approximately). In comparison, last year’s Mi Pad 2 was priced at RMB 999 (Rs 10,300 approximately) for the 16GB variant, and RMB 1,299 (Rs 13,500 approximately) for the 64GB variant.