Edit: This was a clever fake as expected. The real Mi Pad 3 is here: https://techtablets.com/2017/04/xiaomi-mi-pad-3-official/
Just like the post on the Mi Pad 2E, I’m not sure if this info is real or not. I hope it is. Apparently, according to a leak has Xiaomi is going to release a 9.7″ Mi Pad 3 powered by a Core M3-7Y30 with 8GB of RAM either tomorrow or on the 30th of December. The timing is about right for a new Mi Pad.
The design is slimmer than even the Mi Pad 2, coming in at 6.08mm thin. It’s got a fully laminated IGZO 2048 x 1536 display, same display as all the other 4:3 tablets I’ve reviewed here (Teclast X98 series etc) On the front it will have an ultrasonic fingerprint reader. My guess is it’s the same as the Mi5S’s if this info is real.
Storage is going to be either a 128GB eMMC or 256GB one. (This would be eMMC 5 spec I assume?) The rear camera is a 16MP one with dual tone LEDs, front 8MP camera. The bottom is where you’ll find the type-c port. Now it’s a must if you ask me that has to be a USB 3.1 spec type-c. So we can at least have displayout, data and charging all at the same time.
It’s running Windows 10 Home, I would also really love to see this with Android / MIUI 8 to dual OS configurations. And the battery 8290 mAh which seems decent considering the size and how thin the tablet is.
So while these images look legit in true Xiaomi style, here is where I have major doubts this is legitimate. The above image mentions QC 3.0, that’s Qualcomm tech, not Intel’s unless they want to say it charges really quick? The below image is showing a keyboard dock, yet the tablet in the press images doesn’t have any docking slots visible. And also the price. Around $340 USD for the 128GB version in China and $390 for the 256GB version is crazy cheap considering the hardware. And why eMMC, I would have thought UFS 2.0 storage would be better or SSD? Okay if it’s eMMC for cost cutting it makes some sense.
What are your thoughts on this? Is it legit or a well photoshopped fake? Guess we’ll find out this month.
Alleged Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 press event leaked images.