Render of Mi Pad 5

After long two years without updates on its Mi Pad series, one can think that Xiaomi had completely given up on the tablet market. We've to mention that the market of Android tablets isn’t the most appealing lately. We'll say that Android isn’t so attractive on larger-sized devices. However, Xiaomi managed to beat the challenges with its own MIUI. Despite this, the brand did not update its tablet lineup for quite two years now. The last model, the Mi Pad 4 was launched in June 2018, 2.5 years ago and its sales weren’t that good. However, during a sudden twist of fates, it seems like Xiaomi will bring back its tablet series this year through the Mi Pad 5. And finally, we have a launch schedule for Mi Pad 5 from a Xiaomi official.

In this month, there have been a lot of leaks & reports concerning the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5.  We are not surprised, this tablet the most anticipated Xiaomi device for the second quarter. In spite of all the reports and renders, there is no solid launch date for this device. But, in a reply to users on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, the Product Director of Redmi @王腾Thomas announced that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will not launch this month. According to this Xiaomi official, this device scheduled to launch in the second half of this year. What this indicates that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 could be unveiled in June at the quickest.

In addition, he also announced that the Ryzen variant of the RedmiBook Pro will be announced at the end of the May

According to previous leaks and reports, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series will sport two variants, they are the vanilla Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 and a Pro variant of Mi Pad 5. The Pro variant will be directed at the higher tier of the tablet market and will feature a 10.95-inch 2K resolution display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The reports so far show that this display will be made by Huaxing Optoelectronics or BOE. The display technology is IPS LCD  and it'll be covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. Moreover, this tablet will come with a special MIUI system that optimized for large screens. The brand calls this system "MIUI for Pad". Furthermore, the tablet comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and it may support a magnetic capacitive stylus. . Under the hood,  the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro will be powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 870 SoC while the vanilla Mi Pad 5 will feature the MediaTek Dimensity 1200  flagship SoC.


 A few days ago, a leak of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 UI reveals that it utilizes a special MIUI for Pad system. This new UI system will feature a new interface that will support full-screen gestures. Just like Apple's iPad Pro, the Mi Pad 5 will support a full-screen gesture.

While the latest reports suggest that there will be at least two variants of Mi Pad 5, the earlier rumor states there will be three variants in the Mi Pad lineup. According to the XDA Developers, the codenames of these tablets are “Nabu”, “Enuma” and “Elish”. All of these 3 variants will have separate SoC from Qualcomm including the Snapdragon 870,  the Snapdragon 860, and the Snapdragon 888 SoC respectively. But not all of them will support 5G connectivity.

In the latest leaks, It seems that the system functionality of this tablet will be similar to that of the freshly launched Xiaomi Mi MIX Fold. Of course, the MIX Fold is a dual-purpose device (tablet and smartphone), thus this is not totally a shock. 

For the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 to have a similar system & function with the MIX Fold implies that they will have similar features. We anticipate features like parallel windows, dual-screen drag, and drop, handheld PC mode, conference secretary, Multi-image sending, and other features.

Though Xiaomi will not be able to compete against Samsung and Apple, it has its own market. Although it has been three years since we last saw a Xiaomi tablet, the brand has its loyal fan base. Hopefully, these fans are anticipating the arrival of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5.


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