Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 tablet with Dimensity 1200 and Snapdragon 870-powered Mi Pad 5 Pro allegedly almost ready for release
A few more details about the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad range have been slipping out, although it seems nearly every relevant point was leaked back in February if that particular leak was genuine. Unsurprisingly, it is now believed that Xiaomi will release at least two new tablets in the currently labeled Mi Pad 5 series, with a regular model and Pro model constituting the 11-inch device lineup.
According to a new report out of China, the Mi Pad 5 Pro will have a 2K LCD display that can manage a 144 Hz refresh rate, while the regular model will seemingly have to make do with 120 Hz. A touch-sampling rate of 480 Hz is also mentioned, which corresponds with the earlier Xiaomi Mi Pad leak. The tablets will apparently operate on a MIUI for Pad system that is similar to the OS for the Mi Mix Fold.
While the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro should impress users with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, it has been reported that the Mi Pad 5 will utilize the MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor. This is a curious choice if true, because although it would be expected that the likely cheaper tablet would sport a cheaper chip, the Dimensity 1200 is already looking like it will be quite a performance beast, even when compared to the SD870.
As for release date, some believe the Mi Pad 5 tablets could make an appearance before the end of April, with leaker Digital Chat Station claiming the devices will soon be sent to “the net for record” (machine translated – likely final certification and classification processing). However, there are others suggesting we will have to wait until May or even June to finally see a new Xiaomi tablet.