After Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, Xiaomi has announced the launch of a new tablet in China, The Mi Pad 3. This new 7.9 inch tablet is a refresh from its previous Mi Pad 2, it comes out with an updated features including a massive 6600mAh battery, a high-performance processor, and 64GB of internal storage. The rear camera has also been updated to 213 megapixel, f/2. According to VogaTech, the Android Nougat OS will not be there and sadly it is only offered in a 64GB of storage version and there’s no external card.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Design
Design wise, the Mi Pad 3 is practically identical to the meitu’s flagship android phone, the M4. It has similar metal unibody design, measuring 200.4 x 132.6 x 7 mm,weighing in just a few grams more at 328 g. The screen is a clear 7.9-inch panel with a resolution of 2048×1536. In other words, ‘retina’. The retina screen has a few skills as well. There is temperature adjustment, ala the iPad Pro ‘True Tone’ feature, as well as ‘eye protection mode’ ala Night Shift.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Features
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is powered by a MediaTek MT8176 processor, and a hexa-core chipset clocked at 2.1GHz. The device packs in 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. On the other hand, a PowerVR GX6250 is dedicated for the device’s graphics processing unit (GPU).
On the camera front, the tablet gets a 13MP rear camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 5MP front shooter. This tablet is further backed by a 6600mAh battery with support for 5V/2A fast charging. On the connectivity front, this new tablet supports Wi-Fi, Blutooth 4.1, 4G LTE, and USB Type-C charging port. This device is said to run on Xiaomi’s latest MIUI 8 version.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Specs
|Dimensions||200.4 x 132.6 x 7 mm|
|Weight||328 g (11.57 oz)|
|Size||7.9 inches (~71.8% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Display||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen|
|Resolution||1536 x 2048 pixels (~326 ppi pixel density)|
|CPU||Hexa-core (3×2.1 GHz Cortex-A72 & 3×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Internal Memory||4 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Rear Camera||13 MP, f/2.2|
|Front face Camera||5 MP, f/2.0|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||4.1, A2DP, LE|
|USB port||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensor||Accelerometer, gyro, compass|
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Price
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is avialable for purchase in China, retail for the equivalent of $220. There’s still no word on availability in US.