A long time has passed since Xiaomi presented its last tablet, but today this product range is back. The Chinese company has just presented the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro, two tablets that are reminiscent of the iPad Pro in terms of design and that come to compete in a segment that most manufacturers have already abandoned.
The device mounts an 11-inch LCD screen with 2.5K resolution (2,560 x 1,600 inches) and 120 Hz refresh rate, as well as several image technologies, namely HDR10, TrueTone, and Dolby Vision. Through it, the user will interact with “MIUI for Pad”, which seems to be its interface adapted to tablets in the purest iPadOS style.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro Datasheet
|Xiaomi Mi Pad 5||Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro|
|Dimensions and Weight||254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85 mm|
|254.69 x 166.25 x 6.86 mm|
518 grams (5G)
|Screen||11 inch LCD|
Resolution 2.5K (2,560 x 1,600 pixels)
|11 inch LCD|
Resolution 2.5K (2,560 x 1,600 pixels)
|Processor||Snapdragon 860GPU Adreno 640||Snapdragon 870GPU Adreno 650|
|RAM||6 GB LPDDR4x||6/8 GB LPDDR5|
|Internal Storage||128/256 GB UFS 3.1||128/256 GB UFS 3.1|
|Rear Camera||13 MP||50 MP (5G)|
13 MP (WiFi)
5 MP depth
|Front Camera||8 MP||8 MP|
33W fast charge
67W fast charge
|Operating System||MIUI for Pad|
|MIUI for Pad|
GPS, Glonass, Beidou, QZSS
|Others||Dolby Atmos sound|
|4 x speakers|
4 x microphones
|Price||From 1,999 yuan, $308 / €263||From 2,499 yuan, about $385 / €330|
Xiaomi return to the tablet arena
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 weighs 511 grams and is 6.85 mm thick. In that space, Xiaomi has crammed an 8,720 mAh battery with 33W fast charging. The Pro model, meanwhile, mounts an 8,600 mAh battery with 67W fast charging, weighs 515 grams, and is 6.86 mm thick.
Despite these differences, the screen, which is one of the most important components of a tablet, is the same. Thus, both models share the 11-inch 120 Hz LCD panel with 2.5K resolution, Dolby Vision, HDR10, TrueTone, and 10-bit color that we mentioned earlier. In addition, it will be possible to use a stylus developed by Xiaomi in the Apple Pencil style to paint, take notes, etc. (this will be sold separately).
For the processor, Xiaomi has chosen the Snapdragon 860 for the Mi Pad 5 and the Snapdragon 870 for the Mi Pad 5 Pro. These are not Qualcomm’s most powerful processors to date, but they do deliver high-end performance. It is accompanied by 6 GB of RAM (LPDDR4x) in the standard model and six or eight gigs (LPDDR5) in the Pro model. For storage, up to 256 GB UFS 3.1 in both cases.
All of this will serve to bring MIUI for Pad to life. Xiaomi has not dwelled much on this new version of MIUI for tablets, but it has indeed shown that it is an interface adapted to larger screens with features such as having two applications open at the same time in a split-screen. In addition to the size is designed for us to use the stylus, of course.
Lastly, let’s talk about the camera, where there are also important differences. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro mounts a dual 13+5 megapixel front camera, although it is true that the 5G compatible model has a 50-megapixel sensor. The standard model, however, mounts a single 13-megapixel camera. The front is eight megapixels in both cases.
Pricing and Availability of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro
The new Xiaomi tablets have been announced in China and for now, we do not know if they will reach the international market. We will be pending to update in case they do. In the meantime, prices in China are as follows:
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 (6+128 GB): 1,999 yuan, $308 / €263 at the exchange rate.
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 (6 + 256 GB): 2,299 yuan, $254 / €303 at the exchange rate.
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro (6+128 GB): 2,499 yuan, about $385 / €330 at the exchange rate.
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro (6+256 GB): 2,799 yuan, about $432 / €370 at the exchange rate.
- Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro (8+256 GB): 3,499 yuan, about $540 / €460 at the exchange rate.