Since the release of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 tablet, a lot of water has flowed under the bridge, many have already despaired of waiting for the continuation of the legendary series. But unexpectedly, Xiaomi released a tablet with a powerful filling and not one, but two at once! The regular version of Mi Pad 5 is for those who mainly use devices for multimedia and the more powerful Mi Pad 5 Pro for games. Also, the top PRO version will support 5G networks.
Let’s take a look at some of the features. The novelty uses a large 11″ screen with a resolution of 2.5K, a refresh rate of 120 Hz, a maximum brightness of up to 500 nits, support for HDR10, TrueTone and DolbyVision.
If you look at the presentation slides, you can see that the tablet supports accessories such as a keyboard and a stylus.
The hardware also turned out to be unexpectedly powerful, because with Chinese manufacturers we are already used to using outdated chipsets to reduce costs. In the base model, an 8-core Snapdragon 860 was installed with 6 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of memory as a drive. The older brother Pro comes with a powerful Snapdragon 870, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. As for network connectivity, there is only one version with support 5G and this is the PRO version. Responsible for autonomy is an 8600 mAh battery with support for fast charging at 65W (for the PRO version) and slower 33W charging for the younger version. Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 are also delivered. As for the sound, 4 speakers were used to build the sound. The tablet supports Dolby surround sound technology. Regarding the cameras: the base has a 13 MP sensor, but the PRO 5G versions will install a 50 MP sensor. The selfie camera in any of the tablets will be with an 8 MP sensor.
What about prices? So far, tablets are sold only in China. Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 starts at 1999 yuan (approximately 263 euros) for the 6/128 GB version; the 6/256 GB model sells for 2298 yuan, which is about 302 euros. In both cases, this is the Wi-Fi version. Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro costs more at 2499 yuan or about 328 euros for the 6/128 GB version. The 6/256 GB variant costs about 368 euros (2799 yuan). This is also a WiFi version. 5G support is only available for 8/256 GB Pro and costs around 460 euros (3499 yuan). It is already known that the tablets will be released to the global market, but most likely the prices will traditionally be higher. In any case, I’m really looking forward to global versions and plan to order Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro for a full review.