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Xiaomi Unveils New Tablets After 3 Years, The Mi Pad 5 Family

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In addition to announcing the Mi MIX 4 flagship, Xiaomi also announced two new tablets as part of the Mi Pad 5 family. The company announced the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro as its new flagship tablet offerings.

Xiaomi intros the Mi Pad 5 family of tablets, its first tablets since 2018

It has been over 3 years since the company announced a tablet. The Mi Pad 4 launched back in June 2018, and it was released that very same month. It was about time the company offered something new in the tablet department.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro are both quite powerful, though the ‘Pro’ model has more to offer. The two devices look the same, so keep that in mind.

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Speaking of which, they’re made out of metal and glass, and are actually quite boxy. Their sides are flat, and they do remind us of Apple’s iPads a bit because of that. They are easy to differentiate, though, as the back side looks completely different.

A 120Hz display is included on both tablets

So, let’s get into the specs, shall we. They both feature an 11-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and 240Hz touch sampling rate. HDR10 is also supported, and the same goes for Dolby Vision.

The Mi Pad 5 is fueled by the Snapdragon 860 SoC, while the Mi Pad 5 Pro utilizes the Snapdragon 870 processor. Both devices have a variant with 6GB of RAM and 128GB / 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. Do note that the Mi Pad 5 has LPDDR4X RAM, while the Mi Pad 5 Pro offers LPDDR5 RAM.

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The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro also comes in a variant with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. Android 11 comes pre-installed on both tablets, with MIUI 12.5 on top of it.

The Mi Pad 5 Pro offers 67W fast wired charging, wireless charging is not supported

The Mi Pad 5 includes an 8,720mAh battery with 33W fast wired charging support. The Mi Pad 5 Pro comes with an 8,600mAh battery, and offers 67W fast wired charging.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 offers four speakers, while the Mi Pad 5 Pro has eight of them. Both devices support Dolby Atmos, and have a Type-C USB port at the bottom.

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In regards to the cameras, both devices have an 8-megapixel front-facing unit. The difference lies on the back. The Mi Pad 5 includes a single 13-megapixel camera on the back. The Mi Pad 5 Pro has a 50-megapixel unit back there, plus a 5-megapixel depth camera.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 measures 254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85mm, and weighs 511 grams. The Mi Pad 5 Pro measures 254.69 x 166.25 x 6.86mm, and weighs 515 / 518 grams.

Several color variants have been announced

Xiaomi announced that the Mi Pad 5 comes in Black, Green, and White color variants. The two variants of the tablet are priced at CNY1,999 ($308) and CNY2,299 ($354) in China.

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The Mi Pad 5 Pro, on the other hand, comes in Black and White color variants. The pricing starts at CNY2,499 ($385), while the most powerful variant costs CNY3,499 ($539).

Xiaomi also announced a keyboard case and a stylus which are priced at CNY399 ($61.5) and CNY349 ($54). All of these products will go on sale starting from August 16. Xiaomi still did not announce its global availability, but chances are it will soon.

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