Tablets may not be as hot gadgets as before, but the companies aren’t giving up on this category yet. Xiaomi is another manufacturer, who release Mi Pad each year. Since the second generation Mi Pad is close to its first anniversary, it’s the time to see the successor and fortunately, there is indeed a replacement coming, which will dub as Mi Pad 3. Today, the unannounced Xiaomi tablet extensively leaked despite the official announcement. Let’s get into full details.
The Mi Pad 3 will sport a bigger 9.7-inch display with 2048 x 1536 pixels resolution. To remind you, it’s exactly same resolution as Apple’s iPad Pro 9.7 or iPad Air 2. Mi Pad 3 definitely packs smaller bezels on the both sides as you can see in the picture and not to explicitly tell you, it will feature full aluminum unibody design with USB Type-C port at the bottom that flanked by two speaker grills. Unusually, Mi Pad 3 will rock with Intel 7th Gen Core m3-7Y30 CPU under the hood instead of ARM-based chipsets. More interestingly, the leak revealed that it would house whopping 8GB of RAM alongside 128GB or 256GB storage options. To utilize this hardware, Xiaomi will be loading it with Windows 10, a perfect operating system for this kind of hardware to accomplish more advanced tasks. If everything above is to be believed, it would be a killer tablet for power users.
On the camera front, Mi Pad 3 will reportedly be packing 16MP rear shooter with Dual LED flash as well as 8MP selfie shooter. Although the camera seems flush to the surface in typical Xiaomi’s fashion. The 128GB of Mi Pad 3 is expected to be priced at CNY 1999 (~USD 289), and the another SKU with 256GB storage will set you back at CNY 2299 (~USD 331). Being a productivity-centric tablet, the Mi Pad 3 will be compatible with full sized keyboard, which will be sold separately for CNY 99 (~USD 14). The tablet will reportedly launch on December 30th so that the availability would be in early 2017. It’s still unsure whether or not we see Android powered model. We may see different specs after the official announcement, until then, take this with a pinch of salt.