Xiaomi at its Thursday event has launched its first tablet in India, the MiPad, priced at Rs. 12,999. The company on Thursday also launched the successor to the Redmi 1S, the Xiaomi Redmi 2 priced at Rs. 6,999.
Unlike other Xiaomi devices, the Xiaomi MiPad tablet will be available in India without the flash sale method, and will be made exclusively available via Flipkart on March 24 without any registration. Only the White colour variant will be made available in India.
Initially unveiled in May last year in China, the MiPad tablet is powered by a ‘4+1’-core Nvidia Tegra K1 SoC ARM Cortex-A15 processor clocked at 2.2GHz with the 192-core Kepler GPU, alongside 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM, which can be considered a highlight of the device. The company claims that the tablet packs Kepler GPU architecture and supports OpenGL 4.4 and OpenGL ES 3.1.
The Xiaomi MiPad comes with a 7.9-inch QXGA (2048×1536 pixel) IPS Retina display resolution with a pixel density of 324ppi, all of which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 screen. Notably, this seems to be the same Sharp-made display Apple uses on the iPad mini with Retina. The new Xiaomi MiPad runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with MiUI out-of-the-box.
Other specifications include an 8-megapixel rear camera with a Sony BSI sensor that can shoot full-HD resolution videos. It also features a 5-megapixel front-facing camera that includes an OmniVision sensor. Both cameras come with an f2.0 aperture. Connectivity options of the tablet include dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0. The MiPad tablet is backed by a 6700mAh Li-ion battery and is available in Black, White, Red, Blue, Green and Yellow colour variants. The tablet measures 135.4×202.1×8.5mm and weighs 360 grams.