It’s more than a year since Xiaomi doesn’t upgraded its tablet lineup and we have several rumors in the past that the company will soon launch the successor of Mi Pad 2. Today, the Chinese smartphone giant makes the rumors real with the launch of Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 in China. It is priced at 1499 Yuan (US $217 / Rs. 14120 approx.) and will go on sale in China tomorrow during Mi Fan Festival 2017. However, there is currently no word on whether Xiaomi plans to launch the tablet in India.
The Mi Pad 3 comes in Champagne Gold color option and there is hardly any difference in terms of design between the new tablet and last year’s Mi Pad 2. But still the overall design is familiar to Apple’s iPads, a metal unibody, and a textured rear panel which provides a better grip in the hands.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Specifications, Features
On the display front, the Mi Pad 3 features a 7.9-inch retina display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution, and 326ppi pixel density. It is powered by a MediaTek MT8176 (dual-core 2.1 GHz + quad-core 1.7 GHz) 64bit hexacore processor with 650MHz IMG GX6250 processor. For better multi-tasking, there is 4GB LPDDR3 RAM accompanied with a 64GB of internal storage.
For taking pictures, there is a 13-megapixels rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5-megapixels front camera. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box with its own MIUI 8 skin on top. There is a 6600mAh battery on the back which provides juice to the device. It also includes various connectivity options like WiFi 802.11 ac (Dual Band), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB Type-C.
In comparison, the last year Mi Pad 2 features a 7.9-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) IPS display, 2.24GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad-core chipset, 2GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 6190mAH battery, and a 16GB/64GB of storage options.