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Xiaomi Mi Pad 3

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 revealed: is it a worthy follow-up though?

Xiaomi’s Mi Pad was one of the more impressive Android tablets upon its 2014 release, featuring an Nvidia Tegra K1 chip and 2048×1536 display. The Mi Pad 2 wasn’t a massive step up in power though, with the first-gen model more than holding its own.

Now, the company has revealed the Mi Pad 3, which doesn’t have a Tegra X1 unfortunately. Still, it’s a relatively solid piece of kit from the looks of it.

In the horsepower department, there’s a MediaTek MT8176 processor (dual-core A72 and quad-core A53 cores), 4GB of RAM and a PowerVR GX6250 GPU that’s several steps behind the latest PowerVR chips used in the iPhone 7.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 isn’t a ridiculous powerhouse like the original Mi Pad, it has to be said

Otherwise, we’ve got a 7.9-inch 2048×1536 display, 13MP main camera (for all you people out there using tablets to regularly take photos), 5MP front-facing shooter and 64GB of storage.

Xiaomi is also packing a 6600mAh battery into the device, touting 12 hours of video streaming and 867 hours of standby time.

The Mi Pad 3 goes on sale tomorrow in China (6 April), featuring a price tag of RMB1499. An ill-advised straight conversion equates to R2990.

We’ve contacted MIA Group about a local release and will update the article when we receive a response.

Author Bio

Hadlee Simons
Terrible puns make Hadlee Simons difficult to work with, but he brings over seven years of tech journalism experience to the table. When he's not at work or watching motorsport, he's in the foetal position on a jiu jitsu mat. More