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Xiaomi Launches First Tablet in 3 Years with Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro

by Duey Guison  August 10, 2021

After 3 years since the Mi Tab 4, Xiaomi is finally back into making their own tablets with the Mi Pad 5 series. Comprising of a vanilla and Pro model, both Mi Pad 5s offer the best possible hardware on a tablet, the Pro model offering a 5G option.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro Specs:

  • Snapdragon 870 processor
  • 6GB/8GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 11-inch display, 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate, 10-bit color, HDR10+, DCI-P3
  • 50-megapixel main camera (5G) / 13-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera
  • 5G
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 8600mAh battery
  • 67w wired charging
  • Android 11, MIUI for Pad

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Specs:

  • Snapdragon 860 processor
  • 6GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 128GB/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
  • 11-inch display, 120hz refresh rate, 240hz touch response rate, 10-bit color, HDR10+, DCI-P3
  • 13-megapixel main camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1
  • Quad speakers, Dolby Atmos
  • 8720mAh battery
  • 33w wired charging
  • Android 11, MIUI 13

Common between both models is an 11-inch display with 120hz refresh rate, 10-bit color, True Tone tech, and up to 500nits brightness. Both support a magnetic keyboard cover and stylus, with the latter having a 240hz touch sampling rate, two buttons, and up to 8 hours of battery life. You also get a quad-speaker system with support for Dolby Atmos.

Thr Mi Pad 5 only comes with WiFi and is powered by a Snapdragon 860 processor that is paired with 6GB RAM and up to 128GB of storage. Its rear camera setup consists of a 13-megapixel snapper, while an 8720mAh battery that supports 33w charging powers the tablet.

The Mi Pad 5 Pro, on the other hand, is powered by a Snapdragon 870 processor that is paired with up to 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage. You get a slightly smaller 8600mAh battery on the Mi Pad 5 Pro, but the trade off is a vastly faster 67w wired charging. The Mi Pad 5 Pro gets an additional 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, while the 5G variant upgrades the main camera to a 50-megapixel sensor.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro Price

The Mi Pad 5 is priced at CNY 1999(~Php 15.6k) for the 128GB variant and CNY 2299(~Php 17.9k) for the 256GB variant. The Mi Pad 5 Pro, on the other hand, is priced at CNY 2499(~Php 19.5k) for the 6GB/128GB model and CNY 2799(~Php 21.8k) for the 6GB/256GB model. The variant with 5G is priced at CNY 3499(~Php 27.3k) for the 8GB/256GB variant. Both models are available for pre-order in China.

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    These have nice specs for the price, problem is availability. I have the mi pad 1 and acquiring it was a ton of work. If Oppo, Vivo and Realme will put out their own tablet, with their distribution expertise, I’d rather buy that since it would be easier to get a hold of.

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