Today the Mi Pad 4 was launched in China by Xiaomi, the 4th Mi Pad which is the first to use a Qualcomm chipset, Xiaomi went with the midrange Snapdragon 660 which will perform well considering the screen resolution is now 1920 x 1200. So no more 4:3 ratio Retina screens the iPad Mini 4 uses. It’s an 8-inch 16:10 aspect ratio, IPS panel and fully laminated.
The build is an alloy unibody that’s only 7.9mm thin and the Mi Pad 4 comes with 3 options, 3GB RAM/32GB eMMC, 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC and finally the most expensive model with LTE + 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC.
The pricing is $170 for the base model, $220 for the 4GB Model and $240 for the LTE version. These prices are in China before exporters add their cut.
The tablet has a MicroSD slot and still retains the 3.5mm jack, uses type-C with 5v 2A 10W charging only and has a 13MP main camera on the rear with a 5MP front camera.
The Mi Pad 4 has only Chinese LTE Bands which might not work with your network provider, I know they will with mine at least here in Spain. It has wireless AC, BT 5, 6000mAh battery and runs Android 8.1 with MIUI 9.5. The tablet will start shipping on the 29th. And yes, I’ll be reviewing it soon once I can get my hands on it.
Trading Shenzhen already has it listed for sale here. With prices in Euros.