announced Xiaomi announced its first tablet a few years ago, the Xiaomi Pad 5, which was launched in the company’s European markets.
Its last tablet was the 8-inch Mi Pad 4 of 2018, and the company recently got rid of the Mi brand.
The Pad 5 was designed with productivity in mind, specifically as a tool for people who work or study from home.
The tablet comes with the company’s Smart Pen, which can be used to take notes or quickly take screenshots using its function keys.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 is an 11-inch tablet with a WQHD+ display, 120Hz refresh rate, quad speakers, and 6GB of RAM. With additional support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
And there’s the Snapdragon 860 processor announced earlier this year, which is the new speed-boosted version of the Snapdragon 855, Qualcomm’s flagship chip from 2019.
On the front is an 8-megapixel sensor that supports 1080p video shooting for meetings and classes.
It also has a built-in ability to scan documents for later use or to share using the 13MP rear camera.
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The Pad 5 looks like the iPad Pro, from the slim bezels and flat edges to the tablet’s MIUI customizations like the app dock.
The company considers the Pad 5 as a portable workstation as well as an entertainment device, and there are pen and keyboard accessories in some markets.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 compares very favorably to Apple’s iPad lineup in terms of price. It costs $413 for the 128GB version or $472 for the 256GB version.
The iPad Air is the most similar competitor, starting at $803 for 64GB. The device is available in gray and pearl white. However, the company did not specify a specific release date for the Pad 5, saying only that the date varies by region.
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The company also launched an NFC version of the Mi Smart Band 6 that was originally introduced in March 2020.
And the new band still has the health-focused features of the old, including the SpO2 function. But it now also comes with the ability to make contactless payments via NFC.
The company says it has teamed up with MasterCard to add the feature to the wearable, which now also comes with built-in access to Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant. The smart bracelet is priced at $65.
Apart from the new Pad 5 and Mi Smart Band 6. The company also launched the Mi Smart Projector 2 priced at $708. It is a portable projector that works via Android TV and has built-in access to the Google Assistant. In addition to the ability to display images with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels.
The company has introduced a two-band network system. Which can offer dual band WiFi 6 coverage up to 4000 square feet. It is priced at $176.
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