Xiaomi announces Mi Pad 5 Pro, Mi Pad 5 with 120Hz display and Snapdragon SoC

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In addition to the Mi Mix 4 with an under-display selfie camera, Xiaomi also launched the long-rumored Mi Pad 5 tablet series in China today. The company has entered the tablet market for the first time in a long time. There are two variations of the Mi Pad 5 Series, including the standard Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro.

Both Mi Pad 5 models come with a Snapdragon chipset, a high refresh rate display, fast charging support and more. So, without any further effort, here are the main specifications and features of the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro.

Mi Pad 5 / Mi Pad 5 Pro: Specifications

Starting with the design, the Mi Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro boast exactly the same design. It looks exactly like the Apple iPad Pro, especially when considering the keyboard case and stylus (these are discussed in more detail below). These Xiaomi tablets are 6.86 mm thick and weigh about 515 grams.

That’s not the only similarity. Both Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro have the same features 11 inch 2.5K (WQHD +) LCD display On the front. The panel boasts a resolution of 2560x1600p. 120Hz refresh rate, And 120Hz touch sampling rate. The panel here also supports a stylus sampling rate of 240Hz.

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Mi Pad 5 Pro / Image courtesy of Xiaomi

In addition, the display supports P3 color gamut, Dolby Vision, True Tone (similar to Apple’s iPad), HDR10, 1500: 1 contrast ratio, and more. Run around the display, 8MP selfie camera In both models.

This concludes the similarities between the Mi Pad 5 models. Both models have different Snapdragon chipsets. Instead of the standard rear camera, the Pro variant has a dual rear camera setup. And the vanilla Mi Pad 5 has a larger battery.

For what’s under the hood, the Mi Pad 5 Pro Snapdragon 870 SoC The standard Mi Pad 5, on the other hand, has a Snapdragon 860 chipset. It is paired with up to 6GB of LPDDR5 RAM (Mi Pad 5’s LPDDR4X) and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. If you’re wondering if your Xiaomi tablet supports 5G, well, the answer is yes. But there are pitfalls. Only one Mi Pad 5 Pro variant supports 5G connectivity, 8GB + 256GB..

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Mi Pad 5 / Image courtesy of Xiaomi

In terms of cameras, the Mi Pad 5 Pro includes a 13MP primary camera and a 5MP depth sensor. The 5G variant replaces the 13MP sensor with a 1 / 1.25 inch 50MP sensor. The standard variant, on the other hand, skips the 5MP depth sensor and contains only one 13MP sensor on the back. The Pro variant also offers an 8-speaker surround sound experience (4 for handling high frequencies, 4 for mid-low frequencies) and support for Dolby Atmos.

There are also subtle differences in the connectivity technology offered by the two tablet variants. The Pro variant supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, while the Vanilla Mi Pad 5 only supports Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.0.Tablet too Run MIUI for pads based on Android 11..

In addition, the Mi Pad 5 Pro Huge 8,600mAh battery With 67W wired fast charging support via the bottom USB-C port. The standard Mi Pad 5, on the other hand, has a larger 8,720mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging.

In terms of color variations, the standard Mi Pad 5 is available in three colorways: black, white and green. The Pro variant, on the other hand, skips green and is offered in a black and white colorway.

Mi Pad 5 / Mi Pad 5 Pro: Accessories

In addition to the Mi Pad 5 series, Xiaomi has also released several accessories accordingly. It includes a Mi Smart Pen and a keyboard case, both of which look and work like Apple’s iPad Pro accessories.

The Mi Smart Pen supports 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, tilt writing, and fast wireless charging. As you can see in the GIF below, you can attach a stylus to the end of the Mi Pad 5 to charge it, just like the Apple Pencil. Xiaomi claims that the Mi Smart Pen works for 8 hours on a single charge.

The smart pen also supports the quick note function like the iPad OS 15, and comes with two buttons. One is for changing the input color and the other is for quick use of the eraser. Xiaomi has set the price of the stylus to RMB349 (~ Rs.4,000)

The second accessory released for the Mi Pad 5 Series is the keyboard case.It uses Pogo pin interface and magnet for mounting on a tablet.. In addition, the keyboard case contains 63 keys with 1.2mm key travel for a comfortable typing experience. It supports keyboard shortcuts, costs RMB 399 (about Rs 4,600), and comes in three colorways: white, green, and black to match the Mi Pad.

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Mi Pad 5 / Mi Pad 5 Pro: Price and availability

As many may be surprised, the Mi Pad 5 Series starts at RMB 1,999 (about Rs 22,900) in China. Vanilla Mi Pad 5 has two configurations:

  • Mi Pad 5 (6GB + 128GB) – CNY 1,999 (~ Rs .22,900)
  • Mi Pad 5 (6GB + 128GB) – CNY 2,299 (~ Rs. 26,375)

Meanwhile, the high-end Mi Pad 5 Pro starts at RMB 2,499 (about Rs 26,670) in China. The prices for all RAM + storage configurations are as follows:

  • Mi Pad 5 Pro (6GB + 128GB) – CNY 2,499 (~ Rs. 26,670)
  • Mi Pad 5 Pro (6GB + 256GB) – CNY 2,799 (~ Rs .32,116)
  • Mi Pad 5 Pro (8GB + 256GB) and 5G support – CNY 3,499 (~ Rs .40,150)

When it comes to availability, there is currently no information on whether the Mi Pad 5 series will leave China. If you know anything about the release of the Mi Pad 5 Series in India, we’ll let you know. Therefore, stay tuned for more details.