- Xiaomi expected to launch three tablets this year.
- All Xiaomi tablets likely to have Snapdragon-8 series chip.
- At least one tablet to have Snapdragon 860 SoC.
Only few years ago, it seemed like tablets have failed, badly. The COVID-19 pandemic and increasing dependency on small screen for online classes, content streaming and office-related work has given a second life to this segment. As expected, more manufacturers are coming for the market share. The latest to join the list is Xiaomi, which at this point, is trying to capture as much as space as possible left by Huawei crisis.
Xiaomi is planning to launch as many as three tablets this year. All these tablets will be powered by Qualcomm 8-series processors and at least one of them can have Snapdragon 860 chip which was recently used on the Poco X3 Pro. The three tablets are believed to be codenamed with model numbers K81, K81A, and K82 respectively.
There is little information available about these tablets. However, all of them are expected to have IPS displays with a 2560 x 800 resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. These displays will have a brightness level of 410 nits. While one of these tablets are expected to have 48-megapixel main camera, the other two may feature 12-megapixel primary lens. All three will have four rear cameras that include an ultrawide camera, a macro camera, and a depth camera.
The two more premium offerings are tipped to feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor while the third, as mentioned before, will have a Snapdragon 860 processor. This means that the third can also be the most affordable of the lot. Apart from this, these tablets will have NFC, quad speakers, wireless charging, and ultra-fast charging.
All three tablets should launch under the Mi Pad line, run MIUI based on Android out of the box. Xiaomi should launch them in China, just like most of its products before the global launch. It will be interesting to see if Xiaomi decides to bring these tablets to India at some point or not.
For now, it is set to launch the Mi 11 line-up in the country which is confirmed to have at least three smartphones Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11X and Mi 11X Pro all flagship-level devices. At least two of these smartphones are expected to be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC. The Mi 11 Ultra will be the most premium of the three and features world's largest sensor on a smartphone camera.