It has been over a year since Xiaomi launched the Mi Pad 2 tablet, and we have lately been hearing rumors about the launch of its successor. Today, Xiaomi has put these rumors to rest by launching the Mi Pad 3 in China. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 will retail at RMB 1,499 (approximately Rs 14,100). However, there is currently no word on whether Xiaomi plans to launch the tablet in India. Also Read - Another Xiaomi folding phone set to launch after October with Mi MIX Fold specsAlso Read - Best smartphones for photography under Rs 20,000 to gift for Father's Day
In terms of design, Xiaomi s designers don t seem to have done a lot. In fact you will be hardpressed to see any differences between the new Mi Pad 3 and last year s Mi Pad 2. You still get an overall design resembling Apple s iPads, a metal unibody, and a textured rear panel that is said to offer a comfortable grip in the hands. It has been launched with a Champagne Gold color option.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 specifications, features
As far as the specifications are concerned, the Mi Pad 3 flaunts a 7.9-inch retina display with 2048×1536 pixels resolution, and a pixel density of 326ppi. The display comes with features like eye protection mode for when you want to read at night, and also a black-and-white mode that mimics an e-ink display. Under the hood is a 2.1GHz MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. There is also 64GB storage on offer.
On the camera front, the tablet sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixel selfie camera up front. Keeping the tablet ticking is a 6,600mAh battery with support for 5V/2A fast charging. On the connectivity front, the tablet supports 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB Type-C port.
At the moment all we know is that the new Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 runs on MIUI 8. There is however no word on whether Xiaomi also plans to launch a Windows version of its new tablet. ALSO READ: Xiaomi Mi 6 to launch this month, confirms CEO Lei Jun
In comparison, 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 of RAM, and 16GB/64GB storage options.
The tablet also came with an 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel camera up front, a 6,190mAh battery, and connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11ac and USB Type-C.