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Xiaomi Redmi Pad 2 leaks with curious downgrades

The Redmi Pad fared well when we reviewed it last year. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
The Redmi Pad fared well when we reviewed it last year. (Image source: NotebookCheck)
Details about a new Redmi-branded tablet have surfaced online. Dubbed the Redmi Pad 2, the tablet is said to adopt the Snapdragon 680 chipset, among other features.

According to various sources, Xiaomi is preparing to expand its Redmi Pad brand. Debuting with the entry-level and inaugural Redmi Pad last year, it should come as no surprise to learn that Xiaomi has developed a Redmi Pad 2. Supposedly, Xiaomi will move from MediaTek to Qualcomm chipsets for the second-generation Redmi Pad; Xiaomi paired the Redmi Pad with Helio G99.

Supposedly, the Redmi Pad 2 will arrive with the Snapdragon 680, which we have already reviewed in the likes of the Redmi 10C and the Honor Pad 8. For reference, the change from the Helio G99 to the Snapdragon 680 would represent a 25% performance downgrade, which would be unusual for Xiaomi. Additionally, the Redmi Pad 2 is said to contain a 10.95-inch display, making it slightly larger than its predecessor.

However, the Redmi Pad 2 will drop to 1,920 x 1,200 pixels with a 90 Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the unreleased tablet is rumoured to offer 8 MP primary and 5 MP front-facing cameras, another downgrade from the Redmi Pad's twin 8 MP sensors. Arguably, one of the main improvements from the original Redmi Pad will be Android 13, which should result in longer software support. Currently, Xiaomi is expected to unveil the Redmi Pad 2 in Q3 2023. In the meantime, Xiaomi has already certified the tablet with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) as 23073RPBFG, its model number. Unfortunately, the EEC listing does not reveal any device details.

(Image source: EEC)
(Image source: EEC)


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Alex Alderson, 2023-05-24 (Update: 2023-05-24)