Alongside the Redmi 6 Pro launch in China, Xiaomi has unveiled the much-awaited Mi Pad 4 tablet as well. This is a successor to the Mi Pad 3, launched in early 2017, and goes on sale on June 27 starting at 1099 yuan (Around Rs 11,499).
The Mi Pad 4 will be available in both Wi-Fi only and Wi-Fi+LTE variants, which is surely a bump above the Mi Pad 3 as it only supported Wi-Fi connectivity.
Coming to the major specs of the Mi Pad 4, the tablet sports an 8-inch Full-HD display with an odd 16:10 aspect ratio. It is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with two RAM and storage variants – 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB respectively.
Xiaomi has also upgraded the design of the new Mi Pad, such that the body is 9.4% smaller than the last-gen tablet and can comfortably fit in most hands. You’ll notice the Mi Pad 4 has big bezels, which stands out in a device in 2018, but that makes sense on a tablet as it would allow you to grip the device better.
The Mi Pad features a single 13MP rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture whereas the front camera is a 5MP shooter with the same aperture. While tablets are not really meant for photography, these sensors should be good enough for casual photos. With no fingerprint reader, the front camera comes in handy for AI Face Unlock.
The Mi Pad 4 runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Xiaomi’s popular MIUI skin on top. The highlight of this tablet is also the massive 6,000 mAh battery, which should suffice day-to-day media consumption and work needs for the users.
Here’s a recap of the key specs:
|Dimensions||200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9mm|
|Display||8-inch Full-HD, with 16:10 aspect ratio|
|Internal Storage||32GB, 64GB|
|Primary Camera||13MP, f/2.0 aperture|
|Secondary Camera||5MP, f/2.0 aperture|
|Operating System||Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 ac, LTE (optional), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C|
|Colors||Black and Gold|
|Price||starts at 1,099 yuan|
Price And Availability
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has been priced quite reasonably and will be available in Black and Gold colors. As for the pricing, the base 3GB+32GB Wi-Fi variant has been priced at just 1,099 yuan (approx Rs 11,499) and the 4GB+64GB Wi-Fi variant is priced at 1,399 yuan (approx Rs 14,699). The 4GB+64GB LTE variant is priced at 1,499 yuan (approx Rs 15,699) in China. There’s no mention yet of an India launch of Mi Pad 4.