It’s also the first Mi Pad to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, as seen in previous rumors, as well as one of the few tablets to be priced cheaply while having this kind of hardware.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the all-new Mi Pad 4.
Design & Display
Xiaomi maintained a decent bezel size on the Mi Pad 4 so that it is easy to use and fairly ergonomic. The design is modern and minimal, much like most midrange devices from Xiaomi. The body is made up of metal, and the rear cover is completely plain with a minor cosmetic gradient on the top edge.
The display is an 8-inch IPS panel, that sports a resolution of 1920 x 1200 – aspect ratio is wide at 16:10.
Hardware & Storage
As mentioned above, Mi Pad 4 will be the first tablet in its lineup to feature a SoC from Qualcomm. It’s a Snapdragon 660, which is not bad at all for the new tablet’s price. Additionally, there’s 3/4 GB of RAM available.
The base variant’s internal storage is at 32 GB, a 64 GB version is also available that comes with 4 GB RAM instead. Though internal storage for both models can easily be expanded via a built-in microSD slot.
Camera & Software
The tablet gets a single rear camera and a similar selfie camera on the front. The primary sensor can shoot up to 13 MP photos at a f/2.0 aperture. Mi Pad 4’s front camera is also fairly bright, at f/2.0 as well, and sports 5 MP resolution.
Out of the box, it will run Xiaomi’s tablet-optimized MIUI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Battery, Price, & Storage
The battery size is quite decent, at 6,000 mAh, though power input is limited to basic 5V/2A charging. There’s a Type-C reversible connector on the bottom edge for both ease and efficiency. Color options for the Mi Pad 4 are Black and Gold.
The 3/32 GB base variant goes for CNY 1,099 (~Rs. 20,500). The 6/64 GB version, that also has LTE and GPS, costs a higher CNY 1,499 (~Rs. 27,850) – CNY 300 for RAM/storage and CNY 100 for LTE/GPS.
Mi Pad 4 Specifications
- CPU: Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260)
- GPU: Adreno 512
- Chipset: Qualcomm SDM660 Snapdragon 660
- OS: Android 8.1 Oreo, MIUI
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE (optional); nano SIM
- 8-inch with FHD (1920 x 1200) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
- RAM: 3/4 GB
- Internal: 32/64 GB
- Card slot: yes
- Primary: 13 MP, f/2.0
- Secondary: 5 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: LTE, microUSB 2.0, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, headphone jack
- Battery: 6,000 mAh, 5V/2A
- Price: ~Rs. 20,500 (3/32 GB), ~Rs. 27,850 (4/64 GB)