Modernization in technology have led to the smartphone boom, compelling companies to launch mobile phones with the most modern features and capabilities. One company which is enjoying tremendous success with its technology products is Xiaomi, the Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing. Being the world’s 4th largest smartphone maker, Xiaomi has a strong product line that includes the Mi Band, Mi TV, Mi Pad, Mi Note and Mi 4.
Introducing Mi Pad 2
In a bid to continue to launch the most novel products and make a mark in the tablet market, Xiaomi has recently unveiled its latest tablet, the Mi Pad 2 along with the Redmi Note 3 phone. The Mi Pad 2 has an all metal chassis and is around 18% thinner than the previous version, measuring only 6.95 mm. Available in champagne gold and dark grey colours, the Mi Pad 2 is expected to offer approximately 648 hours of standby time and about 12.5 hours of reading or video playback time on a full charge.
Taking on iPad Mini
While Xiaomi did not enjoy a lot of success with its first tablet, the Mi Pad, Xiaomi is looking to create a substantial market for the latest Mi Pad 2. While there are a variety of tablets available today, Apple iPad is surely one of the most sought after products. With the release of Mi Pad 2, Xiaomi intends to take on iPad mini 4, heads on, however at just half the price. With the all metal body and a plush design and impressive colours, Mi Pad 2 is sure to grab eyeballs in the tablet market.
Unlike its predecessor, the Mi Pad 2 uses the latest version of Intel’s quad core x5-Z8500 CPU instead of NVIDIA’s Tegra K1. That makes Mi Pad 2 the first Xiaomi device to be powered by Intel. Interestingly, Xiaomi is offering 2 versions of the Mi Pad 2 – a Windows edition running Windows 10 and an Android version which incorporates the MIUI 7. Android based MIUI 7 offers a fast and responsive experience with deep customization so that native applications and games run flawlessly.
- Dimensions: 200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95mm
- Weight: 322 gm
- Display: 7.9” 326 PPI
- Processor: 64-bit Intel Atom x5-Z8500
- OS: MIUI 7
- Bluetooth: v4.1
- USB: Type C
- Wi-Fi: 802.11 ac
- Storage: 16/64 GB
- RAM: 2 GB dual channel
- Battery: 6190 mAh
- Camera: 8 mega pixel rear, 5 mega pixel front
Launching November 2015
The Mi Pad 2 will be available in the 16GB and 64GB editions. While the 16 GB will retail for 999 Yuan ($156), the 64 GB will cost 1,299 Yuan ($200). The Windows 10 version will be available with the 64 GB model and is expected to cost the same as the 64 GB Android model. While the Android based Mi Pad 2 is expected to be up for sales in China through the Xiaomi website and Mi Home outlets on 27th November 2015, the Windows version will hit the market by December followed by a release in other parts of the world.
Enjoy a Delightful User Experience
With its powerful performance capability and stunning specs, the Mi Pad 2 has all that it takes to offer a delightful user experience. With a reading mode that reduces eye strain, a powerful rear and front camera among a plethora of other top-class features, the Mi Pad 2 is the perfect companion for everyday life.
Rajiv is one of the founders of Nimblechapps, a web and android game development company based out of India. At Nimblechapps he overlooks delivery, product development and often lends a hand to the in house development team. His personal interest include Travel, Food and Motorcycling.