Retailer leaks Xiaomi Pad 5 global model price and shares snappy unboxing video for Snapdragon 860 variant
A Belarusian retailer has not only posted a product page for the Xiaomi Pad 5 along with a somewhat believable price tag but has also shared a quick unboxing video featuring two delighted testers getting to grips with a couple of the new Android tablets from the Chinese OEM. Interestingly, while the product page at nsv.by calls the tablet the “Xiaomi Mi Pad 5” it is clear to see in the unboxing video, both on the box and protective screen film, that the name of the tablet is “Xiaomi Pad 5”. This arguably follows on from the news that Xiaomi is now done with the “Mi” part of its branding scheme.
Starting with the unboxing video, the Xiaomi Pad 5 global model comes in a large white box that contains the tablet, a charger, and USB cable. The unboxing video hosts have been lucky enough to get their hands on two Xiaomi Pad 5 units, and they soon start testing the tablets' capabilities in regard to basic operation, app opening and closing, and view-finding with the main camera module. The video, which originated on the Instagram account for nsv.by and was subsequently shared on Twitter by Xiaomiui, is very snappy at just 34 seconds in length. But at least it seemingly clears up the naming confusion about Xiaomi’s latest tablet release, and the device certainly has the expected premium look to it.
As for the price posted for this particular variant of the Xiaomi Pad 5 global model, the retailer has gone with it costing from 1,199 Belarusian rubles, which is equivalent to about US$480/€404/£346 and is unsurprisingly much higher than the price in China of 1,999 yuan (US$310). This particular SKU is the entry-level Pad 5 tablet with 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, 8,720-mAh battery, and a Snapdragon 860 processor (the Mi Pad 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 870). The Xiaomi Pad 5 global edition is offered in either black or white, as is shown in the unboxing video, and there is some belief that the upper mid-range Android tablet could get an official global release at an event on September 15.