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Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series unveiled: The wait is worthy!

Besides launching the highly-anticipated Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 flagship, the Chinese tech giant has also unveiled the company’s first tablet series in three years – Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series.

Just as what earlier reports have claimed, a total of two models were introduced including the vanilla Mi Pad 5 as well as a higher-end Mi Pad 5 Pro. While the Mi Pad 5 Pro is available in both Wi-Fi only and 5G variants, the vanilla model gets only a single 5G model.

Starting with the front, both the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro comes along with an 11” LCD display that offers a FHD+ screen resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 10-bit color depth, HDR10 support, as well as a peak brightness of 500 nits.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Render

One of the key highlight of it’s front display according to Xiaomi, is the new TrueTone technology which allows the display to automatically adjusts colors and brightness according to the amount of ambient light.

Just like most other premium slates in the market, the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro also brings support for stylus pen and magnetic keyboard cover to allow better productivity on the tablet.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro Render
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro

In the imaging front, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G sports a powerful dual-cam setup at the back comprising of a 50MP main camera and a 5 MP ultra-wide lens. That’s definitely a pretty powerful setup for a tablet of it’s price.

As for the Wi-Fi only Mi Pad 5 Pro, it also gets a dual-cam setup, but the 50 MP shooter is now downgraded to a 13 MP instead, though it retains the same 5MP ultra-wide unit. Finally, there’s also the Mi Pad 5 5G which comes with a single 13MP shooter at the back.

Under the hood, both the Wi-Fi only and 5G variants of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro are powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 870 chipset. The vanilla Mi Pad 5 5G on the other hand, receives a slightly toned-down Snapdragon 860 chip instead.

To keep the lights on, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro is fitted with a massive 8,600mAh battery that carries support for a blazing-fast 67W wired charging. As for the Mi Pad 5, it gets a slightly larger 8,720mAh battery at the expensive of a slower 33W charging speed.

In the Chinese market, the vanilla Mi Pad 5 5G commands a starting price of 1,999 Yuan (US$308), while the Wi-Fi only and 5G variants of the Mi Pad 5 Pro are priced starting from 2,499 Yuan (US$385) and 3,499 Yuan (US$539) respectively.

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