What you need to know
- The Xiaomi store has a new budget tablet — Redmi Pad.
- The tablet is now official in the global flagship powered by MediaTek Helio G99.
- The Redmi Pad is powered by a massive 8000 mAh battery.
After debuting the Xiaomi Pad 5 as its flagship tablet last year, the company is back with its launch this year at an affordable price. (opens in new tab)Redmi Pad. The tablet comes with Xiaomi’s budget Redmi brand. It has a sleek, unified design and a high refresh rate display. The Redmi Pad will be available on all Xiaomi channels and priced at €279.
The Redmi Pad has a 10.61-inch LCD display with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 and a refresh rate of 90 Hz. It can display more than one billion colors and has a peak brightness of 400 nits. The display further comes with a blue light reduction mode that includes TÜV Rheinland certification and is the first tablet to receive SGS low visual fatigue certification. Both should make the long viewing experience easy on the eyes.
The display is housed in the same unibody metal body design as the Pad 5 and weighs 445 grams and is 7.05mm thick. The Redmi Pad comes in three colors: Graphite Grey, Moonlight Silver and Mint Green.
The Redmi Pad is powered by the MediaTek Helio G99, the same budget SoC recently found in the POCO M5. The device also comes in three storage options including 3/4/6GB of RAM and 64GB or 128GB of onboard storage. Keeping the lights on is a massive 8000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Xiaomi also includes a 22.5W travel adapter in the retail package.
For optics, the tablet has an 8MP sensor on the back that acts as the main camera, while another 8MP shooter on the front comes as an ultra-wide-angle lens with a 105-degree field of view. The front-facing sensor supports Xiaomi’s Focus Frame feature, which is said to be coming with an OTA update in the coming months.
Other features of the new tablet include four stereo speakers supported by Dolby Atmos and the Pad ships with the MIUI for operating system.
It seems that Xiaomi wants to compete with the cheapest Android tablets in the market with the Redmi Pad. Tablets in this category are primarily designed for students or users who want to use their tablet casually rather than professionally, and the Redmi Pad sounds like a good option.
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The new Redmi Pad packs a big, fast display with a sleek design that makes it look very premium. The 8,000mAh battery should keep you productive for a while, and the front-facing camera is wide enough to fit anything in the frame.