Just as the tech world thought Xiaomi had given up on the tablet market, it seems to have arisen from the ashes with the potential launch of Mi Pad 5 in 2021. The last tablet Xiaomi released was the Mi Pad 4 and it came out in June 2018. The sales were largely unimpressive and it might have prompted Xiaomi’s break from the tablet market.
However, in the wake of the global pandemic and the increased demand for gadgets and tablet PCs among the offices and e-learning world, Xiaomi has decided to revive its tablet market with the Mi Pad 5.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 alleged specifications and renders leak online
Reports from China had suggested that Xiaomi could be launching the latest Mi Pad 5 tablet this year. Popular tipster Panda revealed several key specifications and features on Weibo regarding the new Mi Pad 5.
As per the post, the upcoming tablet is expected to feature a 10.95-inch LCD display with up to 2K screen resolution, a 480Hz touch sampling rate, and a 144Hz refresh rate. Under the hood, the device is likely to be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 or MediaTek Dimensity1200 SoC.
In terms of camera specs, the tablet is likely to include a 20MP rear camera with a 12MP secondary sensor and will weigh around 510 grams with an 8.13mm thickness.
Mi Pad 5 to compete with Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro 2021
Xiaomi launched its last tabled in 2018 and the company will be reviving its tablet portfolio with the upcoming Mi Pad 5. Xiaomi is expected to launch its Mi Pad 5 with powerful specifications so that it can go head-to-head with Apple’s upcoming iPad Pro. It will be interesting to see the competition between the two tablets, with Apple’s iPad Pro already being one of the top tablet offerings in the tech market.
Mi Pad 5 will have to be something special if Xiaomi wants to compete with Apple because the Cupertino-based giant is pulling out all the stops with the upcoming iPad Pro that is expected to launch in April.
The iPad Pro is rumored to feature a 12.9-inch mini-LED display, which will provide a significant bump in display quality. Another major upgrade will be the including of a new chipset. Apple is likely to feature the Mi Silicon Apple chipset launched for its Mac series. Not only will this offer a huge bump in performance but it’ll also pave the way for macOS apps to run on the iPadOS platform efficiently. Moreover, the chipset is also likely to be 5G compliant, making it the new standard for the iPad Pro range.