Lei Jun and other Xiaomi executives had confirmed that there will be new Xiaomi Mi MIX 4 and Xiaomi tablet products this year. Today, Xiaomi officially announced that it will hold a spring new product launch conference on March 29th. The company is expected to release two Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro phones at the conference. It will also unveil the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro as well as the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5.
According to @DigitalChatStation, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will increase its display size. It will increase from 8 inches to about 11 inches. This is about the same size as the iPad. Apple’s new iPad launch is postponed to April.
According to the Weibo report, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 supports a high screen refresh rate. Previous reports show that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will come with the Snapdragon 870 SoC. This device comes with a 10.95-inch 2K resolution display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The reports so far show that this display will come from Huaxing Optoelectronics/BOE. Furthermore, this tablet will come with a special MIUI system. The company calls this system MIUI for Pad. Furthermore, it also comes with a side fingerprint solution as well as an LCD screen.
In the camera department, this device comes with a dual rear camera setup. It uses a 20MP + 13MP rear camera system. Also, this tablet will be about 8.13mm thick and weighs about 510g.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 ends a three-year wait
The launch of this device will end a three-year hiatus in the Xiaomi Tablet lineup. The last tablet from Xiaomi is the Mi Pad 4 Plus which was launched in 2018. Just like the Xiaomi tablet lineup, there is also a long break from the MIX series.
With the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the demand for huge display devices hit the roof. The likes of Samsung, Huawei, and Apple had huge benefits from this demand. Well, the demand for tablets and tablet PCs is still high and other manufacturers are hitting on the opportunity. Xiaomi is one of these companies and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will arrive just at the right time.
Although Xiaomi will not be able to battle Samsung and Apple, it has its own market. Though it has been three years since we last saw a Xiaomi tablet, the company has its fan base. Hopefully, these fans are waiting for the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5.