The successor to last year’s Mi Pad has been announced. Like Xiaomi’s other products, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has an Apple-esque design, powerful internal specs and, more importantly, incredibly affordable price.

The changes are many, but perhaps the most drastic of them all is the introduction of Windows 10. A version of the tablet will offer a different experience in December for people who think the MIUI-based Android isn’t enough for their needs. Note that the Xiaomi Pad 2 isn’t a dual-boot tablet; users must a buy tablet version with the OS of their choice.

To allow for Windows, Xiaomi also made a prominent alteration in the processor. The company has made the switch from an Nvidia chip to an Intel—specifically the 64-bit quad-core processor Intel Atom X5-Z8500. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 further features 2GB of RAM, 16 or 64GB onboard storage and Intel HD graphics.

Available in dark grey or champagne gold colors, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is clad in all metal with a 7.9-inch 2048-by-1536 display. Such external appearance makes Mi Pad 2 superior to the original Mi Pad and its plastic construction. Thinner and lighter, this new tablet comes with a USB Type-C port, 6190mAh battery and 8-megapixel rear- and 5-megapixel front-facing cameras.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 Specs

  • Android (MIUI 7) or Windows 10
  • 7.9-inch display (2048×1536 QXGA), ~324ppi
  • 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor
  • Intel HD Graphics
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16/64GB internal storage
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • USB Type-C port
  • Dimensions: 200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95mm
  • Weight: 322g
  • Li-Ion 6190mAh battery

The official price of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 in China is CNY999 (approx. Php7,370) and CNY1,299 (approx. Php9,580) for the 16GB and 64GB versions, respectively. No release information has been announced for the Philippines yet.

[Source: Xiaomi]

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