Xiaomi introduces high-powered, low-priced Mi Pad tablet
Lars Rehm | Published: May 15, 2014 at 19:50 UTC42
After a few interesting Android smartphones Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has now launched its first tablet. Like its phone counterparts, the Xiaomi Mi Pad has impressive specs at a very reasonable price point. The 16GB version of the 7.9-inch tablet will set you back approximately $240 and the 64GB variant is only $270.
With a 7.9-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution screen, the Mi Pad is clearly aimed at Apple's iPad Mini. This is also reflected in the design, although the Mi Pad is available in a multitude of colors.
Under the hood Android 4.4 is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad core processor, making the Mi Pad the first tablet to use this chip. Both the 8MP rear and the 5MP front camera feature a fast F2.0 aperture and power is provided by a 6,700 mAh battery.
With this spec sheet, the Xiaomi does indeed look like a bargain. Unfortunately no detail about availability has been provided yet. A beta-program is planned to start in June when we're also likely to find about the exact timing of the market launch and availability outside China.