The market of tablets in Android has not been competitive in the last years. You still have a few companies betting on this particular segment, but each one of them offers a particular UI software experience based over Android to compensate for Google’s OS lack of interest of luster experience on tablets. After a few years, Xiaomi has decided to finally return to manufacture tablets. The main reason we can say is the recent increasing demand for home school and homework in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this week, the company introduced the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro in China. These new tablets come with many interesting features and attractive hardware. Rumors report that the company may be preparing the global debut of this lineup for September.
According to leaked information, the Mi Pad 5 will hit Europe next month, however, there is no specific date for this release.
As Xiaomi has costumed us it will likely make a teaser campaign to build the hype of global customers for these particular devices. The Mi MIX 4 may tag along, but that is only if the company manages to ensure the supply. After all, we keep hearing reports suggesting that the company is having a hard time with the Snapdragon 888+ stocks due to the current crisis in the semiconductor industry.
MI PAD 5 AND MI PAD 5 PRO SPECIFICATIONS
The Mi Pad 5 is the light option with a large 11-inch LCD and 120 Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision and HDR10. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 SoC with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB or 256 GB of Internal Storage. The tablet has a single camera on the back with 13 MP resolution. On the front, there is an 8 MP camera for video calls and selfies. The device has quad speakers but no audio jack. It draws power from an 8,720 mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support and offers Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, and runs MIUI 12.5 straight out of the box with Android 11. It offers support for a stylus and a keyboard case.
The Mi Pad 5 Pro brings a more powerful experience with 5G-capable 870. However, it’s also available in a model with Wi-Fi only. The device users faster LPDDR5 RAM and goes up to 8 GB on the 5G variant. There are two cameras on the back – a 13 MP camera for the non-5G version, and 50 MP in the 5G variant as well as a 5 MP depth sensor in both units. The front camera is an 8 MP unit that works well for selfies and video calls.
The Pro has a smaller 8,600 mAh battery but sports a more capable 67W fast charging. It offers Wi-Fi 6 connectivity, Bluetooth 5.2, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, 8 speakers, and Android 11 with MIUI 12.5.