The Android tablet segment may be on life support, but there have been a couple of notable additions this year in the form of Huawei’s MediaPad M5 and Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4. Not to be outdone, Xiaomi has just unveiled its Mi Pad 4 plus tablet that sports a 10.1-inch FHD IPS display, Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB RAM, up to 128GB of built-in storage and LTE connectivity as standard.
Xiaomi’s previous Mi Pad tablets have all featured 8-inch displays; the Mi Pad 4 Plus is the company’s’ first 10-inch tablet. Boasting a metal unibody design, the Mi Pad 4 Plus is just 7.99mm thick, so it should be reasonably comfortable to hold for a 10-inch device.
Unlike Huawei’s MediaPad M5 range of tablets, the Mi Pad 4 Plus has courageously kept the 3.5mm audio jack, and there is Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity as well as a USB Type-C charging port. There are no details as yet on what, if any, quick charging technology is present. We’ll update the article when this information comes to light. You can check out the table below for more details on the hardware specifications.
|Display||10.1-Inch IPS Display with 1920 x 1200 resolution (WUXGA), 16:10 aspect ratio, 224ppi|
|Processor||Snapdragon 660 Octa-core, Adreno 512 GPU|
|Memory||4GB LPDDR4X RAM|
|Storage||64GB/128GB with MicroSD support|
|Rear Camera||13MP (OmniVision sensor) f/2.0 aperture, Video recording 1080@30fps|
|Front Camera||5MP (Samsung S5K5E8) with f/2.0 aperture|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Network||FDD_LTE: Bands 1/3/5/7/8
TDD-LTE: Bands 34/38/39/40/41
|Dimensions||245.6 x 149.08 x 7.99mm|
While it’s possibly only an option for those willing to import it from China, the Mi Pad 4 Plus from Xiaomi looks to be a serious option for users wanting to buy an inexpensive Android tablet with up-to-date specifications. With a price tag of around $275 (CNY 1,899) for the 64GB version and just $304 (CNY 2,099) for the 128GB variant, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is considerably cheaper than Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4. Slated to be upgraded to MIUI 10 soon, the Mi Pad 4 Plus will probably receive more software updates during its lifetime than the Tab S4 will, so there’s that to consider also.
What do you think of the Mi Pad 4 Plus from Xiaomi?