Xiaomi, the wildly popular Chinese brand, just launched new products and one of them is the Mi Pad 2, a follow-up to the original Mi Pad. Xiaomi has introduced several upgrades and most of these new features will please even non-Xiaomi fans.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 looks a lot like an iPad mini. Like apple’s small tablet, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 now has an all metal-body. In comparison, the previous Mi Pad had a plastic enclosure. Although the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 shares the design elements of the iPad mini, it has managed to stand out on its own, thanks to unique features like its dual-OS, and of course, it’s cheap price tag.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
For the main hardware specs, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 packs a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 resolution screen, 64-bit Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of internal storage and reversible USB Type-C port.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has two separate versions, one that runs Windows 10 and one that runs Xiaomi’s own MIUI Android fork. The tablet that runs Windows 10 may attract many buyers since it will be able to run full desktop applications. Professionals will definitely consider this version as it effectively combines portability and functionality.
Expect the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 to drop in the Philippines
The good news is that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is priced affordably. The 16GB Mi Pad 2 is priced at $156 or roughly Php7,500, while the 64GB version retails for $200 or around Php9,000.
The Windows 10 version of the device will only be available with 64GB of storage and will go on sale in late December for RMB 1299. The Android version will start selling in China on November 27 while the Windows 10 version will be available in December.
There’s no word yet as to the availability of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 in the Philippines.