We\’ve earlier reported about Mi taking the covers off their Redmi 2. While the Redmi 2 was recently launched in India, Mi has also announced their first tablet device in the Indian market – the MiPad, that is priced at Rs. 12,999/-.
True to the company\’s strategy followed so far in the country, the MiPad brings to the table high end specifications at a very attractive price point. If one were to go by the hardware specifications alone, then the MiPad gives quite a few high end tablets a run for their money. In this article, I give a brief overview of all the specifications and features of the MiPad.
The MiPad has a brilliant 7.9 inch IPS Sharp display with an impressive resolution of 2048×1536 pixels, which churns up a pixel density of 326ppi. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
PROCESSOR AND MEMORY
Mid-range tablets aren\’t really popular for their processing capabilities, but the MiPad is an exception to this trend. Under the hood, this tablet packs a powerful Quad Core 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor, with an NVIDIA Kepler GPU. To simplify the jargon, this tablet will be perfectly suited for gaming and multimedia.
As far as the memory capacities are concerned, the MiPad comes with 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, with 16GB of inbuilt memory. This can be further expanded upto a healthy 128 gigs using a MicroSD card.
In the imaging department, the MiPad really proves its mettle. The tablet comes with an 8MP rear camera (with a Sony BSI sensor) and a 5MP front facing camera. For a tablet, these camera specifications are pretty cool!
BATTERY AND CONNECTIVITY
The MiPad is juiced up by a 6700mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery. On the connectivity front, the tablet offers support for WiFi (2.4GHz and 5GHz bands), WiFi direct and Bluetooth 4.0.
The MiPad will be running Android 4.4 with MIUI layered on top. Although it hasn\’t been revealed as to which version of MIUI it will be running, I expect it to run MIUI 6.
• Display : 7.9 inches IPS SHARP display, Resolution – 2048×1536, 326 PPI
• Processor : ARM Cortex-A15 Quad-core 2.2-GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1
• GPU : NVIDIA Kepler GPU, 192 CUDA cores
• Memory : 2GB LPDDR3 RAM, 16GB Flash memory (expandable up to 128GB)
• Cameras : Rear – 8MP with back-illuminated (BSI) sensor, Front – 5MP, capable of 1080p video recording
• Battery : 6700mAh Lithium-ion Polymer Battery (13 Hours standby time)
• Connectivity : WLAN802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, supports 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi Direct
• OS : Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI
The MiPad comes at an amazing price point of Rs. 12,999/-, which makes it better than quite a few phones in that price bracket!
The MiPad will go on sale on March 24th via Flipkart. The company has decided against going for a flash sale, and will instead hold an open sale.
Without a doubt, the MiPad raises the bar for all the budget tablets in the country. If you\’re looking to buy a decent tablet, then you might want to take a good look at this one!