Announcement. Redmi Pad - inexpensive tablet without mobile internet

Photo Announcement. Redmi Pad - inexpensive tablet without mobile internet

Xiaomi has announced in India its brand new tablet with the uncomplicated name Redmi Pad. Decent chipset, nice price, good screen, decent battery. Except that the mobile Internet is not provided. Plus, the younger version, perhaps, I would beware of buying. And it all looks so pretty. But let's talk about everything in order.

The chipset is called MediaTek Helio G99, so in AnTuTu we are waiting for 400 thousand points. Normal power for a middle class device.

Memory. 3, 4 or even 6 GB of RAM and 64/128 GB of storage. Slot for kMemory cards are available.

IPS screen, 10.61" (320 cm²) diagonal. High resolution - 2000x1200 (220 ppi). Slightly increased refresh rate - up to 90 Hz. Well, they brag that the screen is ten-bit, i.e. supports a billion colors.

The battery is large, 8000 mAh. Charging is slightly accelerated - 18 W.

Cameras - well, cameras. 8 MP each front and rear. The front is quite wide, they say about 105 °.

There is dual-band Wi-Fi, four speakers, Type-C. No fingerprint scanner and no standard audio output.

It is not clear if there is a GPS module - it is not in the specificationsmentioned. However, it is not essential. It is unlikely that there will be many who want to use a tablet of this size, and even without mobile Internet support, as a navigator.

About pleasant things, about prices. At the start of sales, Redmi Pad will cost ₹12999 (₽9170, $159), ₹14999 (₽10600, $184) and ₹16999 (₽12000, $208) for versions 3+64, 4+128 and 6+128 GB respectively.

We look forward to appearing in more accessible geography for you and me.

Key features of Xiaomi Redmi Pad:

ScreenS-IPS, 10.61", 320 cm², 2000x1200, 220 ppi, 90 Hz, 1B (10 bit) colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek Helio G99
2.2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A76, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G57 MC2 Memory RAM 3-6 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD up to 512 GB, UFS 2.2 Battery Li-Pol, 8000 mAh, fast charging 18.00 W Dimensions250.5 x 158.1 x 7.1 mm Weight465 g Rear camera: 8 MP, no flash, autofocus
Front camera: 8 MP, 105°, no flash, no autofocus Navigation? OS Android 12, MIUI 13 SensorsAccelerometer, Compass, Light, Hall USBType-C

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