Xiaomi has officially announced its next-gen Mi Pad 2 tablet with Intel chipset alongside the new Redmi Note 3 smartphone. The updated version of MiPad brings with it refreshed design and lot more to its hardware specs. At an event in China, Xiaomi made introduction of the successor to last year’s MiPad.
Launched a 7.9-inch Mi Pad 2, model that focuses more on the design and is thinner and lighter than its predecessor. With 6.95mm all-aluminium body compared to the 8.5mm of the previous tablet and weighs at 322 grams compared to 360g, the all-new MiPad 2 is a knock off of iPad mini 4, which certainly gets its design inspiration, is 6.1mm thick and weighs 299g.
The Mi Pad 2 runs on MIUI 7-based on Android Lollipop out of the box and the screen will be same as its older version of display at 326ppi, but it has upgraded its CPU, rather than NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, the Mi Pad 2 has been replaced by a new 2.24GHz quad-core 14nm Intel Atom X5-Z8500 64-bit processor and Intel HD Graphics with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM on board.
It has a 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p video recording, f/2.0 aperture and a 5-megapixel front-facing senosr with f/2.0 aperture and includes a 16GB, 64GB of internal storage. Connectivity options include WiFi 802.11 ac (Dual Band), WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C port and the Tablet is backed by a 6010mAh (minimum); 6190mAh (typpcial) battery package.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be available in dark gray and champagne gold for RMB 999 ($156) for the 16GB model and RMB 1299 ($203) for the 64GB model. It will go on sale in China – starting November 24th.
The Windows 10-powered Mi Pad 2 with 64GB of storage will be available in late December in China, as per the company.