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Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 tablet goes to Intel

by on24 November 2015

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Xiaomi has just launched its all metal Mi Pad 2 that is more advanced than the original MiPad. 

The new tablet has all metal body and measures 200.4x132.6x6.95 mm and weighs 322 grams. It has a 7.9 inch high resolution display, 6190 mAh battery an 8 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera. Xiaomi said that the 7.9 inch display is made by Sharp and has a 2048x1536 resolution with 326 pixel-per-inch screen density.

Mi Pad 2 is 18 percent thinner than the Mi Pad with 6.95 mm versus 8.5 millimeter with the previous model. It is 38 grams lighter – 322 grams versus 360 grams.

The tablet will be available in Dark gray and Champagne gold and it has either 16GB or 64GB eMMC storage. The tablet's key element is the Intel X5 X8500 is a 14nm 64-bit quad core clocked at 2.24GHz. Getting this contract is a big design win for Intel. This device might sell well especially as its design is similar to the iPad mini 4. The tablet uses dual channel 2GB LPDDR3 memory. Nvidia lost this design win to Intel. Nvidia's Tegra K1 SoC was inside of the previous Mi Pad tablet that launched in May 2014. 


The 6190 mAh lithium ion polymer bettery supports 5V/2A fast charging and should provide 648.8 hours of standby, 100 hours of music playback, 12.5 hours of reading and 12.5 hours of video streaming. The new all metal tablet comes with a new USB Type-C as well as the 802.11ac Wi-Fi support.

The device has launched in China and the 16GB will sell for RMB 999 (€147 Euro or $156.4 USD) while the 64GB version cost RMB 1299 (€191.2 Euro or $203.3 USD). This is definitely a nice price for a good specification. The only thing we see missing might the a microSD card. This is an Android version of the tablet, but there will be a Windows 10 version launching in December. 

Last modified on 24 November 2015
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