Xiaomi has announced two devices a couple of days ago, the Redmi Note 3 smartphone, and the Mi Pad 2 tablet. The Redmi Note 3 is the first Xiaomi-branded handset to sport a fingerprint scanner, and is a direct successor to the Redmi Note 2 which launched earlier this year. The Mi Pad, on the other hand, is the second-gen Xiaomi tablet, its predecessor was announced back in March 2014. The Mi Pad 2 actually comes in both Android and Windows variants, but keep in mind that the Windows variant will be available in late December.
That being said, we’ve already covered the official launch of the Mi Pad 2, and are here to cover the newly surfaced benchmark results of this tablet, or should I say alleged benchmark results. The Android variant of this tablet seems to have been listed on AnTuTu, and has managed to score 85,101 points, which is very surprising. This tablet is powered by Intel’s X5-Z8500 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM, which is a good combination, but not many people have expected such a benchmark result. The only two devices that have managed to score better than the Mi Pad 2 at the moment are the Meizu PRO 5 (85,652) and Huawei Mate 8 (92,746). Either way, these benchmark results are very promising, it will be interesting to see how will the Mi Pad 2 perform in real life.
The Mi Pad 2 features a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 display along with 2GB of RAM and 16 or 64GB of internal storage. This tablet is fueled by Intel’s X5-Z8500 SoC, as I’ve mentioned earlier, and it packs in a 6,190mAh battery on the inside. The 8-megapixel shooter can be found on the back of this tablet, and a 5-megapixel snapper is available up front. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed on Xiaomi’s latest tablet offering, and you’ll also find the company’s MIUI OS installed on top of Google’s operating system. The Mi Pad 2 is made out of metal, and it comes in Dark Grey and Gold color options. The 16GB variant of the tablet is priced at 999 Yuan ($156), while the 64GB model costs 1,299 Yuan ($203). This tablet measures 200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95mm, while it weighs 322 grams.