Xiaomi is probably more famous for their Miui ROM here in the states, although many of the users may not be aware that Xaiomi is actually behind the ROM. They’re known for their popular line of Mi devices in their home market of China, and they have the all new Mi 4 on the way probably sometime this year. Another new device from Xaiomi that seems to have recently passed through some benchmark tests, is a new tablet with a 9.2-inch screen. That’s kind of an odd size simply because a lot of us have probably never seen a 9-inch tablet before. The screen is not the only detail that was given away by the benchmarks though, it would seem that this tablet from Xaiomi houses a Snapdragon processor inside.
Although things could change by the time this tablet gets released,(Xaiomi seems to be referring to it internally as the HM1AC) kit kat is surprisingly not present here, and it seems they instead opted to use Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. This wouldn’t be the first device we saw come with Jelly Bean out of the box instead of Kit Kat, it’s just stranger now than before since Kit Kat has been out for a good period of time. The Snapdragon quad-core processor should do extremely well if this is a budget tablet, and with the Adreno 305 GPU, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of storage space, even heavy users should be able to get some decent performance out of the tablet. It likely won’t compare to your Nexus 7 or Xperia Tablet Z1, but then again it doesn’t seem that it’s really meant to compete with those anyway.
The tablet looks to come with a 7MP rear camera, (another odd number we’ve rarely or never seen on mobile devices) and looks to have a 1.5MP front facing camera, which should be primarily for video chat, but the occasional selfie will undoubtedly find a way to be captured with it. The rear camera also supports HD video recording. With these particular hardware specs, the tablet shouldn’t cost too much, but it also might not matter if we never see this tablet leave the Chinese market. If a tablet like this showed up in your region would you consider buying it?