Xiaomi recently launched the flagship Mi 8-series smartphones in China, followed by the budget Redmi 6-series. And if rumors are to be believed, Xiaomi is now gearing up to launch the Mi Max 3 phablet, along with the Mi Pad 4 tablet. And ahead of the rumored launch, a device with model number M1806D9W has cleared China’s 3C certification, and it is believed to be the Mi Pad 4.
Spotted by 91Mobiles, the alleged Mi Pad 4 has also been cleared by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT). The listing reveals that the tablet supports 5V/2A charging. Rumors suggest it will be fueled by a 6,000mAh battery, which if turns out to be true, could be smaller than the Mi Pad 3 that comes with a 6,600mAh battery.
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Rumors have also suggested that the Mi Pad 4 will support dual-band Wi-Fi 5.8GHz/2.4GHz. There is no word on cellular variant, so it is quite possible that the Mi Pad 4 could be launched as a Wi-Fi only model. Leaked firmware files also hinted that the Mi Pad 4 would come with an LCD display, with an aspect ratio of 18:9, something that is commonly seen with recent smartphones. If this turns out to be true, it will be the first tablet to feature an 18:9 display.
Under the hood, the tablet could be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core SoC clocked at 2.0 GHz. There is no word on the RAM and onboard storage capacity, but the leak does hint at a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. The tablet could run Android 8.1 Oreo OS with MIUI 10 skin on top.