After many leaks and speculations over the last few weeks, Mi Pad 4 has finally arrived in flesh and despite the fact that the overall tablet market is kind of stagnated, Xiaomi’s commitment to its lineup is commendable. First of all, Mi Pad 4 does not have a massive display but a decently sized 8.0-inch LCD screen, which owing to thin bezels, you can hold in one hand. The tablet, with just 7.9mm thickness and all-metal body, is also considerably sleek and would make a nice travel companion.
Under the hood, Mi Pad 4 is powered by Snapdragon 660 SoC- of the latest mid-range chipsets from Qualcomm which has eight cores clocked at 2.2GHz and couples Adreno 512 GPU. The device will be available in two storage options- 3GB+32GB and 4GB+64GB.
In the camera department, there is a 13MP rear shooter and 5MP sensor on the front that also offers face unlock feature. The cameras aren’t supplemented by flash, which has little usage on tablets anyway.
As for the connectivity, there are two variants available- WiFi and Wifi+LTE. The LTE-enabled variant has dedicated nano-SIM slot. The WiFi also supports both the 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands. Both the variants ship with the latest Bluetooth 5.0. With 6000 mAh battery onboard, the tablet also promises a decent battery backup.
Currently available only in China in black and gold colors, Mi Pad 4 is expected to hit other markets soon. And as you would expect from Xiaomi, the device is priced quite competitively at CNY 1,099 (approx $150) for 3GB+32GB WiFi-only variant which goes up to CNY 1,499 for the top model- 4GB+64GB with WiFi+LTE.