Multiple reports have suggested that Xiaomi is set to launch a premium tablet this year. Now, a new leak suggests that it can the Mi Pad 5 and might be launched alongside the CC11 smartphone series in China in August. While the launch date has not been announced by Xiaomi yet, a poster of the event has leaked suggesting few features of the upcoming device. The device is tipped to come with a large 10.95-inch LCD with thin bezels. The screen is likely to have support for 120Hz refresh rate.
The poster reveals the device's design. It shows that the upcoming tablet from Xiaomi may come with thin bezels on the top and bottom. There is no cutout visible on the display. This sort of confirms that the front camera will be placed inside the top bezel. As mentioned before, the screen size is tipped to be 10.95-inch.
The Mi Pad 5 is also tipped to feature a dual camera setup at the back. The camera module is rectangular and sits next to a LED flash. Leaks suggest that the camera system may include a 20-megapixel primary sensor and a 13-megapixel secondary lens. For videos, it will also include a front shooter. The upcoming Xiaomi tablet will offer an 8,720mAh battery with a dual-cell configuration.
Xiaomi may pack Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 SoC on the Mi Pad 5. It should also come with a smart stylus and accessories. Xiaomi may also launch a new keyboard accessory alongside its new tablet. It is tipped to have adjustable support, which will allow users to tilt the display's viewing angle, something similar to Apple's keyboard for iPads.
The Mi Pad 6 should also have support for handheld PC and in all likeness will run MIUI for Pad OS.
As exciting as the product may sound, there is very little chance of Xiaomi launching a tablet in India. The company has focused on other categories and believes that tablets may not generate much demand in India, especially with smartphones getting bigger. The tablet market saw a revival last year as pandemic forced people towards a digital life. But, with the life starting to return to normal, the demand has gone down again.
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