Xiaomi alongside the Redmi Note 3 also took the wraps off its Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet. The Android OS-based version comes in two built-in storage variants – 16GB and 64GB – which are priced at CNY 999 (approximately Rs. 10,300) and CNY 1,299 (approximately Rs. 13,500) respectively. A version runningWindows 10 has also been introduced in only a 64GB variant, and would cost the same as the 64GB Android variant. While the Android-based MIUI 7 version will go on sale in China starting November 27, the Windows 10 variant will hit shelves in December.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 sports a 7.9-inch (2048×1536 pixels) resolution IPS display with a pixel density of 326ppi. It runs a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor (2MB cache, 4 cores, 4 threads, base frequency 1.44GHz, burst frequency 2.24GHz) under-the-hood, clubbed with Intel HD GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It is also the first Xiaomi device to be powered by an Intel processor.
The Mi Pad 2 features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture, along with a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. The tablet comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS connectivity. The metal-clad tablet’s 6190mAh battery is rated to deliver up to 648.8 hours of standby time. It comes in Dark Grey and Champagne Gold colour variants. Measuring 200.4×132.6×6.95mm, the Mi Pad 2 weighs 322 grams. The tablet is also 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, which was 8.5mm thick.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 was launched in a 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage variant at CNY 899 (approximately Rs. 9,500), and another with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage at CNY 1,099 (approximately Rs. 11,500).