UPDATE: The Mi Pad goes on sale on 10th February at 12PM.
The Mi Pad is coming to Malaysia, and it offers high-end specs at a remarkable price. Xiaomi Malaysia is currently having a giveaway on their Facebook page and some of its fans have already discovered its official product page. If you’re curious about the price, the Mi Pad carries a RM799 price tag and it comes only in white with 16GB storage capacity. The price isn’t too far off from its mainland China’s 1,299 CNY pricing which is about RM745.
To recap on the specs, the Mi Pad comes with an iPad mini 3 spec’ced 7.9″ 2048×1536 IPS display that pushes a pixel density of 326ppi and it is toughen with Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood it gets a Quad-core 2.2 GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset with 192 CUDA cores GPU and is mated to 2GB of RAM.
If its built in 16GB storage isn’t enough, the Mi Pad comes with a microSD slot that support cards up to 128GB. It also gets a 8MP BSI main camera, 5MP front shooter and a 6,700mAh Lithium Ion Polymer Battery. Connectivity wise, it gets WiFi 802.11 ac and Bluetooth 4.0. Overall the Mi Pad is 8.5mm thin and weighs 360g, which is bulkier than Apple’s iPad mini.
The Mi Pad will be available during Xiaomi’s upcoming flash sales, which could be taking place ahead of the Chinese New Year holiday season. To know this tablet better, you can check out our hands-on and first impressions post.
At RM799, you could also get the first gen iPad mini which runs on a lower 1024×768 pixels resolution display and a dated processor from the iPad 2. Arguably, the iPad could be better as a tablet with its larger library of tablet optimised apps. If better hardware is what you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with the Mi Pad.