Wait! Is that an iPad? No! Chinese electronics manufacturer Xiaomi has launched Xiaomi MiPad tablet in India. Priced at Rs. 12,999, MiPad, is cheap answer to Apple’s iPad. (And it even looks like one! It does not? Well forgive me then.) With 7.9-inch IPS display and other promising hardware specifications, Xiaomi seems ready to take over the tablet market in India. Xiaomi is gaining popularity among consumers for its devices with high specifications and low prices.
Xiaomi MiPad is powered by quad-core 2.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC ARM Cortex-A15 processor and same 192-core Kepler GPU architecture used in next-gen PC gaming according to Xiaomi. Xiaomi claims that it is 1.5 times more energy efficient than other mobile GPUs and supports OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.1 and tessellation. To give running apps a smooth ride, Mi Pad is packed with 2 GB RAM. MiPad offers 16 GB eMMC on-board storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using microSD card.
Xiaomi MiPad comes with a 7.9-inch QXGA IPS display with resolutions of 2048×1536 pixels with pixel density of 324ppi The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen.
The 8MP Sony BSI rear camera promises 1080p HD video recording and better low-light performance. The 5MP front camera is also capable of providing better picture quality.
In other specifications, MiPad is equipped with 802.11ac Wi Fi standard with transfer speeds of up to 876 Mbps. MiPad includes Bluetooth v4.0.
MiPad runs on modified version of Android named as MIUI. To support all this hardware and software Mi Pad is powered by 6700 mAh battery. Xiaomi promises battery standby time to be 1300 hours alongside 86 hours of music playback and 11 hours of video streaming.
Xiaomi MiPad will be available for purchase from 24th March exclusively on Flipkart for Rs. 12,999. In India, MiPad will be available in White colour only.