Mi Pad Review – A Tougher Alternative
According to popular Weibo microblogger, @ACTED, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 is going to have three variants. There will be a mid-level, high, and low variant of the tablet. The high variant will likely use the Snapdragon 800 MSMIC, while the other two variants will likely use the MSMIS PowerVR 710 PowerVR II. The PowerVR II is a bit of an improvement over the older PowerVR series of mobile chipsets.
It should be noted that the renders are not final. They are simply based on the previous leaked images of the device. However, many of the features, such as the camera module and the dual camera set up seem to be present in the latest leaks. The Mi Pad can also support the USB and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies. The only thing that remains a doubt is the price of the device.
The latest leak also shows that the Mi Pad can support a very thin and sleek body. This would mean that the physical dimensions of the device should be very similar to the iPad and the Kindle Fire, which are currently the only tablets that can take advantage of the Direct Shot technology. The renders suggest that the thick body of the device is made possible thanks to the presence of aluminum metal frame that runs all throughout the entire device. The aluminum also adds strength to the device, something that Apple is known for, especially on the iPhone and iPad series. However, there are no clear specifications as of now, but we can expect the standard size of the camera module and the dual camera set up on the Mi Pad.
One of the most interesting parts of the Mi Pad is its price. The tablet was rumored to be coming from the high-end section of the company’s product line, but surprisingly, it will be available under the low-end category. There is still no confirmation whether the tablet will come in the regular price or the mid-level ones, but it was already widely speculated that the Mi Pad 5 will be available for a mid-budget of $250.
Now that we know that the Mi Pad 5 will come with two different models, we can see if the device will provide us the dual display experience that Apple has been promising since the introduction of the iPad. According to the latest leaks, the Mi Pad 5 is going to have a screen that can be used like an iPhone, while the home button will act as the fingerprint scanner on the home button. This will allow you to swipe your finger over the screen and enter access code that will allow you to see text on the tablet. The Mi Pad can also double up as a music player, so it will support the same connectivity options that Apple has provided to the iPod Touch. The Mi Pad will also have a ten-finger touchpad and comes with a bright, crisp, and colorful screen.
Aside from the dual screen and multi-touch feature, the Mi Pad also has a sleek design and a solid body. It looks like a lot of the iPad in the front, but if you look at the back, it is very different because it has a flat, hard metal frame. The thin and fine aluminum cover on the back makes the device very attractive to the eye, and the dual speakers are located in the sides. These two features make the Mi Pad a perfect device for watching videos, taking pictures, enjoying games, or just chatting with friends.
Although it is very unlikely, the Mi Pad will be competing with the iPad in terms of price when it comes out in the market, it will most likely be able to catch up and compete. Its larger size might be too big for some consumers, but it does provide a larger viewing space than the iPad’s smaller, screen-sized display. Another factor that makes the Mi Pad a potential contender is that it comes with a long battery life. While it isn’t as long as many other tablets, it should last users a good few hours. Users also don’t have to worry about connecting the tablet to an external power source. It all means that users can enjoy their device for as long as they’d like without worrying about having to use a charger.
Developers are probably the biggest audience for the Mi Pad, but this doesn’t mean that consumers won’t be impressed. If you are, then expect to see strong sales when the device goes on sale in stores. At this point, it is difficult to estimate how much the iPad will sell in the future, so it would be great to see what kind of response the Mi Pad gets when it is released. This is a strong device that combines powerful hardware with excellent software. If the sales for this device are anything to go by, it will be one of the best selling tablets in 2021.