Xiaomi is believed to be working on as many as three Android tablets. We don't know the exact date or details of these tablets, but they are expected to be part of the Mi Pad 5 series. Several reports suggest that the Mi Pad 5 tablets will launch in the second half of 2021 and now more details have emerged. Xiaomi leaker Digital Chat Statio has confirmed through his Weibo account that Mi Pad 5 will feature a 120Hz refresh rate display.
The post on Weibo also hints at the design of the tablet. The leaker confirms that the Mi Pad 5 will not come with an OLED panel, instead will use an LCD screen. This is significant given that Xiaomi has used an AMOLED panel on most of its recently launched smartphones. Even the more affordable Redmi Note 10 came with an AMOLED panel.
The leak also suggests that the Mi Pad 5 will come with a side mounted fingerprint scanner which sounds believable as it has been the go-to option for Xiaomi and Poco phones. In terms of design, the tablet is tipped to come with a right-angled design for the screen, similar to iPad Pro, and Air models. Digital Chat Station also claims that the upcoming Mi Pad 5 will be lightweight and thin.
Talking about other features, the tablet is likely to come with a 10.95-inch display, might be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor and will run MIUI for Pad OS. It will have support for handheld PC mode along with regular MIUI features.
Xiaomi is expected to equip the tablet with a dual camera system including a 20-megapixel primary camera and a 12-megapixel secondary lens. The details of the front camera are known. Xiaomi tablet will offer an 8,720mAh battery with a dual-cell configuration.
The line-up is expected to be limited for China only. Xiaomi hasn't been launching tablets in India, and it will be interesting to see if the company changes that strategy in near future. The smartphone maker has entered new categories lately. It launched the first TWS as well as smartwatch in India last year.
For now, Xiaomi is focusing on its Mi 11 series in the country. It is expected to launch the Mi 11 Lite in the country soon.
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