Yesterday, Xiaomi hosted an event in China where the company revealed the Mi MIX 4 and Mi Pad 5 lineup of tablets. Here, we will be discussing the new Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and 5 Pro 5G, along with its key specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5, 5 Pro 5G Overview:
Design and Display
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series feature an 11-inch IPS LCD panel with support for a 120Hz refresh rate and 10-bit TrueTone technology. You can even enjoy Dolby Vision and HDR10 content on the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro.
At the back, we get to see the Mi 11 series-like camera module. Despite having the same dimension of 254.69 x 166.25 x 6.86mm, the Pro variant is heavier (515gm) than the vanilla Mi Pad 5. Additionally, the Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G is even heavier at 518gm.
Stylus and Keyboard
The Mi Pad 5 series supports a magnetic keyboard and stylus. The latter boasts a 240Hz touch sampling rate. It weighs around 12.2 grams and features two buttons.
The keyboard also doubles as a protective cover. It has a dedicated button for exiting full-screen mode.
Performance and Memory
The main differentiating factor between the two models is the processor. The Pro model is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 5G, whereas the Mi Pad 5 is powered by a relatively less powerful Snapdragon 860.
These tablets come with 6GB of RAM and users can choose between 128 and 256GB of internal storage. On the other hand, Mi Pad Pro 5G comes in a single variant of 8/256GB memory configuration.
Software and UI
Mi Pad 5 series runs on a special version of MIUI designed for tablets. Xiaomi claims to have optimized 300 different mainstream apps to run on the platform with plans to add even more in the future.
The UI supports input from an external keyboard and stylus, split-screen mode, multiple windows, and other features for a desktop-like experience.
Rest of the specs
Fueling the vanilla Mi Pad 5 is an 8,720mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. The battery on the Pro Model has a smaller capacity of 8,600mAh but supports faster 67W charging.
The vanilla Mi Pad 5 features a single camera setup of 13MP at the back. There is an additional 5MP depth sensor on the Pro model. On the other hand, the Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G features a 50MP primary camera accompanied by a 5MP depth sensor.
All the models across the Mi Pad 5 series feature an 8MP front-facing camera. In terms of audio, while the standard Mi Pad 5 has a quad-speaker system, the Pro models boast eight speakers in total. There’s Dolby Atmos audio support in all three of them.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Series Specifications:
- Dimension: 254.69 x 166.25 x 6.85mm, 511g (Mi Pad 5) / 515g (5 Pro) / 518g (5 Pro 5G)
- Display: 11″ TrueTone panel, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz sampling rate, HDR10, Dolby Vision
- Resolution: WQXGA (1600 x 2560 pixels)
- Rear Camera: 13MP primary (Mi Pad 5) / 13MP primary + 5MP depth (5 Pro) / 50MP primary + 5MP depth (5 Pro 5G)
- Front Camera: 8MP (FHD/30fps videos)
- Processor: Snapdragon 860 (Mi Pad 5) / Snapdragon 870 5G (5 Pro)
- Memory: 6/8GB RAM, 128/256GB UFS 3.1 storage
- OS: MIUI 12.5 for Pad based on Android 11
- Battery: 8,720mAh, 33W (Mi Pad 5) / 8,600mAh, 67W (5 Pro)
- Audio: Quad/Eight speakers with Dolby Atmos
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5, Mi Pad 5 Pro Price in Nepal
Mi Pad 5 series is up for pre-order in China where its price starts at CNY 1,999 for Mi Pad 5, CNY 2,499 for the Mi Pad 5 Pro. We expect the price of Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and 5 Pro in Nepal to start at NPR 40,000 and NPR 50,000, respectively when they launch here.
|Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series||Price in China||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Mi Pad 5||6/128GB||CNY 1,999||NPR 40,000|
|6/256GB||CNY 2,299||NPR 47,000|
|Mi Pad 5 Pro||6/128GB||CNY 2,499||NPR 50,000|
|6/256GB||CNY 2,799||NPR 55,000|
|Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G||8/256GB||CNY 3,499||NPR 70,000|
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