While brands like Huawei and Samsung are still coming out with tablets, Xiaomi has been slacking in making a new one.
The last tablet we saw was the Mi Pad 4 Plus back in 2018. It features a large 10-inch screen, Snapdragon 660 processor, and an 8.620mAh battery.
It’s been almost two years since then. But this 2020, we might finally see another tablet from the tech giant via its sub-brand Redmi.
A device dubbed as the Redmi Pad 5G has been circulating around the rumor mill. And from what it looks like, there’s a lot to expect from this device, which is rumored to come in at a price of CNY1,999 (~Php14,300).
For starters, it’s said that the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 5G processor. That’s the same chipset that’s powering the Mi 10 Lite. Albeit, it’s not as powerful as the Kirin 990 processor that the MatePad Pro — so we expect Redmi’s new entry to be cheaper.
This also confirms that the Redmi Pad will have 5G connectivity — making it one of the first tablet machines to have it.
Xiaomi is also adding a fast 90Hz refresh rate on the Redmi Pad 5G, just like what they did on the Black Shark 3 and 3 Pro.
It will also feature other smartphone-like features that are rare in tablet devices today. There are the 48-megapixel primary camera and a 30W fast charging support. Meanwhile, the 4x speakers in a stereo setup is a norm in tablets.
The Redmi Pad 5G is expected to come out on April 27 in China, alongside the release of the Mi 10 Youth and MIUI 12. Xiaomi is also expected to announce the new MIUI for Pad for this device — a take on Apple’s iPadOS.