News Xiaomi Mi Pad 4: new 8″ Tablet officially released – only $239.99?

Another successor of a very popular Xiaomi product. After only recently introducing the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, the manufacturer has only one successor to the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, and the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 even comes, like the Mi 6X, with the powerful Snapdragon 660 processor and in two versions!

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Tablet

 

Technical Specifications

Name Xiaomi Mi Pad 4
Display 8 inch, 1920 x 1200p, 283 ppi
Processor Snapdragon 660 CPU @2.2 GHz
Graphics chip Adreno 512
Memory 3/4 GB
Internal memory 32/64 GB
Main camera 13.0 MP, ƒ/2.0 aperture
Front camera 5.0 MP, ƒ/2.0 aperture
Battery 6.000 mAh, 5V2A
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, AUX, USB Type-C, Face Unlock
Operating system MIUI 10, Android 8.1
Dimensions 200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9 mm
Weight 342.5 g

8 Inch Display & Redmi Design

After XDA developers could already read first details out of a firmware some time ago, we now know thanks to first leaks how the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 looks like. The size is defined by the 8 inch display, which is the linchpin of the tablet. This is probably a Full HD display with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and not 18:9 as initially assumed. The design reminds us very much of the Redmi devices, like the Redmi 6 and 6 Pro. This is due to the white front that surrounds the display panel. We see relatively thin screen borders on all sides and the front camera on the upper edge.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Leak backside

The back is available in either rose gold or classic black. In the golden tone you can see a white bar on the upper back. Next to it there is also a camera module. The top also has a 3.5 mm jack connector and a USB Type C slot on the bottom for charging the device.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with strong CPU

The processor of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is the Snapdragon 660 processor, which is also used in the Xiaomi Mi 6X and Mi Note 3. This is a powerful eight-core processor consisting of 260 cryo cores with a maximum clock frequency of 2 GHz. Since we could already test this CPU in the Mi Note 3, we can speak from experience that it is a strong processor!

There are two or three versions of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4, the cheapest is the 3/32 GB version, and there is also a version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory. The main memory is even the faster DDR4 standard. A 6,000 mAh battery supplies both versions with the necessary power.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 CPU

Of course, Xiaomi also wants to use cameras that are rather secondary to a tablet. The main camera is the Omnivision OV13855 sensor with 13 megapixels and a ƒ/2.0 aperture including Portait mode. A 5 megapixel sensor called Samsung S5K5E8 is in use on the front panel. It is also very likely that the Mi Pad 4 will be available with Android 8.1 and the latest MIUI interface.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Leak Display

The smallest 3/32 GB version has WLAN connectivity only. If you want to use mobile data, you need the more expensive 4/64 GB version with LTE.

Face detection for the tablet

One of the most interesting features is the possibility to unlock the tablet with its face. However, this works purely on a software basis and without additional infrared sensors as with the Xiaomi Mi 8. Xiaomi does without a fingerprint sensor such as the Teclast Master T8.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Display

Therefore we are pleased about a modern USB type C slot and a 3.5 mm jack plug. So Xiaomi leaves nothing to be desired on this page. In addition, there is Bluetooth 5.0, fast ac-WLAN and, at least with the expensive version, LTE, GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS.

Evaluation & prices of the Mi Pad 4

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB memory without LTE should cost 1499 Yuan, so about $240. The more expensive version with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal memory probably costs 1999 Yuan, so about $300, with LTE it will be even more expensive.

We are very satisfied with the hardware configuration for the tablet and rate the Mi Pad 4 as a good tablet. After all, the Mi Pad 3 is now over one and a half years old and sold out everywhere. How do you feel about a possible successor? Superfluous or overdue?

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Comments (3)

  • 09.05.18 um 10:02

    Stewie

    Tablet of Xiaomi? Shut up and take my money! 😀

  • 30.06.18 um 19:10

    harika

    @Stewie: is it available??

    • 12.07.18 um 10:28

      Thorben Editorial staff

      @harika the shops and prices are stated in the article 🙂

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