Xiaomi announces the Mi Pad 2 tablet in China with an Intel Atom processor and all-metal body
Besides unveiling the Redmi Note 3 that sports a massive 4,000mAh battery, Xiaomi also took the wraps off its latest tablet, the Mi Pad 2, powered by a quad-core Intel processor and sporting an all-metal body. Much in the same vein as the Redmi Note 3, the Mi Pad 2 offers a high-spec experience for an affordable price, with the 16GB variant running MIUI 7, and a 64GB version that will be available running either MIUI 7 or Windows 10.
While the Mi Pad 2 looks quite similar to its predecessor, Xiaomi says that it is both 18% slimmer (6.95mm) and 36g lighter than the original Mi Pad. Let’s taker a closer look at the specifications:
- MIUI 7 (or Windows 10 for a 64GB variant)
- 7.9-Inch IPS display with 2048 x 1536 resolution and 326ppi (4:3 aspect ratio)
- Intel X5-Z8500 quad-core processor @ 2.24GHz (64-bit)
- Intel HD graphics
- 2GB LPDDR3 RAM
- 16GB/64GB Internal storage
- 8MP Rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and flash
- 5MP Front camera
- Battery: 6,190mAh
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 200 x 133 x 6.95mm
- Weight: 322 grams
- Available in Champagne Gold and Dark Gray
With the 16GB Mi Pad 2 going for just 999 Yuan ($156), that’s an awful lot of tablet for a measly price. The 64GB version is possibly more interesting, though, running either MIUI 7 or Windows 10 for just 1,299 Yuan ($203).
While Xiaomi says it’s a case of either or regarding running MIUI 7 and Windows 10 on the 64GB version, it’s always possible that those boffins over at the XDA forums will figure out a way to dual boot both operating systems on the same device.
The Mi Pad will become available in China later this month while the Windows 10 64GB variant should launch sometime in December. As always with Xiaomi devices, availability outside of China is not a given, so it’s quite likely that you will have to resort to importing a unit in order to get your hands on one. What do you make of Xiaomi’s Mi pad 2?
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