Just ahead of the first flash sale of the entry-level Redmi 2, Xiaomi has begun selling its first tablet in India, the Mi Pad on Flipkart. The Wi-Fi only tablet is priced at Rs 12,999, and is now available for purchase without the registration model. Also Read - Mi 11 Lite first impressions: That light-weight, gorgeous thing!Also Read - Mi Watch Revolve Active: A budget OnePlus Watch alternative?
Flipkart offers free delivery, and promises to deliver it within two- three days. As part of the Big App Shopping Days, Flipkart is offering 10 percent discount to all Axis Bank Debit and Credit card holders. Maximum discount of Rs 2,000 only can be gained per card. Also Read - Redmi Note 10 price goes up again: Rs 500 extra for 6GB RAM variant going forward
Unlike all other Xiaomi products, buyers will not have to register for the Mi Pad. They can just head over to Flipkart and purchase the tablet without the fear of getting flashed by the Out Of Stock sign. This is the first time Xiaomi has moved away from the flash sale model while launching a new product in India.
The tablet was first launched in China back in May last year. As for the specifications, it flaunts a 7.9-inch (2048 1536 pixels) display with 326ppi, 4:3 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Under the hood is a 2.2GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 processor with 192-core Kepler GPU, paired with 2GB of RAM.
The tablet also features an 16GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a microSD card, 8-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, and a non-removable 6,700mAh battery, which the company claims is good enough for 11 hours of music playback, eight hours of video playback and 1,300 hours on standby mode. On the software front, the tablet runs on MIUI 6 out-of-the-box.