Xiaomi’s Mi Pad Tablet debuted in 2014, and a year later, the Mi Pad 2 was launched in the market, in 2015, with a new metal body and an Intel chipset, which had the potential to run on both Android and Windows 10.
The company had taken about two years for another upgrade, as the Mi Pad 3 has now been surfaced on their website, today officially. Apart from that there were no official announcements regarding the new tablet; it might be due to fact that the new one haven’t really got a huge upgrade.
The outer look of the Mi Pad 3 just resembles the 2015 model. It has the similar uni-body design, which measures 200.4 x 132.6 x 7 mm. It weighs 328g, which is a few grams extra, as that of the previous one. It is equipped with a 7.9-inch LCD capacitive touch screen, where the resolution 1536 x 2048 pixels, also remains the same.
It comprises a Mediatek MT8176 chipset, which will be an exciting feature. It is packed with a two 2.1 GHz Cortex-A 72 cores and four 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53. It should be competent one, as it comes along with a 4GB of RAM, with a twofold upgrade.
The device is well known for its gaming capabilities, as it was equipped with ULP GeForce Kelper GPU in the Tegra K1, and now we are going to miss it in Mi Pad 3. The company is showing variations in the chipset line, without a specific one until now.
By the way this tablet is not going to run the Windows OS, as it is an Android version, which is layered by the MIUI8.
The other eye catching features are – it comes with a larger 6,600mAh battery that assures 867 hours of standby and 12 hours of multimedia usage. The rear camera has also been upgraded to 13MP with f/2.2 aperture.
This tablet comes only with 64GB version. Though, originally it had the micro SD card slot, now the newer one seems to have dropped it, which is quite disappointing. The price is set to be CNY 1499 (around $220) and still, there is no official confirmation about its presence on the market.