Xiaomi announces the Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro tablets; starts from RM 1300

Amidst a bunch of new products that Xiaomi announced recently, the new Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro tablets are one of them, filling up a Android tablet segment that admittedly needs more competition.

It’s shaping up to be pretty good if you wanna use this for entertainment, as both have 11-inch 1440p+ 120Hz screens with Dolby Vision and HDR10 support at 500 nits. The base model has a quad-speaker setup on each corner (it’s going to sound amazeballs) and the Pro variant at 8 speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

The base model gets a Snapdragon 860 while the pro variants gets the Snapdragon 870 and another variant with 5G support. The last difference here is 33w fast charging vs 67w on the pro variants.

You asked for an Android iPad competitor? You’re going to get it, but with apple style accessories too so they don’t come in the box lmaoooo. There’s a hardware pin connected keyboard so no need for wireless pairing as well as the ever important stylus. The stylus has a 240hz sampling rate and detects up to 4096 levels of pressure for 8 hours tops.

Pricing and availability

It’s only available in china for preorder for now, if it launches here you’ll hear from us.

  • Mi Pad 5
    • 6GB + 128GB — CNY 1,999 (~RM1310)
    • 6GB + 256GB — CNY 2,299 (~RM1500)
  • Mi Pad 5 Pro
    • 6GB + 128GB — CNY 2,499 (~RM1640)
    • 6GB + 256GB — CNY 2,799 (~RM1829)
  • Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G
    • 8GB + 256GB — CNY 3,499 (~RM2300)
  • Keyboard folio — CNY 399 (~RM260)
  • Xiaomi Inspiration Stylus — CNY 349 (~RM230)

Even the highest end model is pretty affordable if you ask me, this is looking good

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