While today is April Fools day in the US, there’s going to be a lot more jokes than news. However, we think this leak is legit and not an April Fools Joke. Lately, Xiaomi has really been in the spotlight a lot lately, mostly after hiring Hugo Barra from Google. Xiaomi is a Chinese OEM who is pretty popular over in China and makes some pretty good devices. However, we haven’t been able to try them out since they aren’t available here just yet. Although I think that’s going to change rather soon. Xiaomi usually puts some rather good specs in their devices and sells them rather cheap, like the Redmi Note is about $200 and has flagship specs, which is definitely nice to see.
The specs for the MiPad sound pretty respectable. The screen is supposedly around 6 to 7 inches – which some might say that’s the size of a phone. 32GB of internal storage, 2GB of RAM and a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP camera on the front. The Xiaomi MiPad supposedly is going on sale next week, April 8th, for about $209 USD, which is $1299 Yuan in China. So not a bad price at all, although the Nexus 7 is only about $20 more, however the MiPad does double the storage. So there’s that.
Xiaomi’s MiPad actually looks like a really nice device, but you won’t see it over here in North America unless you import it. The Xiaomi MiPad is going to be basically China only, and I wouldn’t be surprised to hear next week when it goes on sale, that they sold a few million in a matter of seconds. Because that’s typical for China. They get a batch of devices, sell them out and then wait for the next one. I believe last week Xiaomi sold about 4 million in 3 minutes. That’s pretty crazy.
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