Realme Pad Mini debuts as a budget tablet with a Unisoc Tiger T616 and a price tag equivalent to US$195
Last week, Realme teased the Realme Pad Mini as due for imminent launch. The company has now made good on that promise by debuting the budget tablet in the Philippines today.
The Realme Pad Mini launches with all of its leaked hardware and features: an 8.7-inch HD+ LCD, a Unisoc Tiger T616 SoC, up to 4 GB of RAM, up to 64 GB of UFS 2.1 storage, a 6400 mAh battery, 18 W fast charging, stereo speakers, and a 3.5 mm jack.
Sadly, though, the Realme Pad Mini launches running Android 11. Android 12 fully debuted six months ago, which makes this quite the disappointment. Considering how much of a struggle getting Realme to promise Android 12 for the Realme Pad was, Realme Pad Mini buyers will likely only ever get the Android 12 update—if at all they do.
As for pricing and availability, the Realme Pad Mini goes on sale on April 5. The 4/64 GB model will cost Php 11,990 (US$235) but is currently discounted to Php 9,990 (US$195), while the 3/32 GB SKU normally costs Php 9,990 (US$195) but is slashed to Php 8,490 (US$165), presumably for early birds. Comparatively, the 3/32 GB Realme Pad costs Php 10,990.