Xiaomi returns to the global tablet space with a unit that it recently launched in China.
(Update, September 23: The Xiaomi Pad 5 has been launched in the Philippines, and it’s as low as P14,990 [$298] for a limited time!)
(Update, September 18: It looks like this tablet is one of the products that will go official in the Philippines September 23.)
The Xiaomi Pad 5, which reminds us of Apple’s iPad Pro, joins these other devices that have gone official for the international market today, September 15: Mi Smart Band 6 NFC, Mi Smart Projector 2, and Xiaomi Mesh System AX3000 (2-Pack) AIoT products and Xiaomi 11T Pro, Xiaomi 11T, and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE smartphones.
The version with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at €349 (roughly P20,510 or $412). The one with more storage at 256GB, on the other hand, costs €399 (P23,447 or $472). Xiaomi Philippines has promised to announce the available channels and timelines soon.
The global launch of the Xiaomi Pad 5 comes at an opportune time, with students returning to school now. Not that the tablet is designed for students only, because it’s created for those who work, too. In fact, according to Xiaomi International product marketing manager TJ Walton, “It’s … an all-in-one workstation that’s packed with value from form to function, wherever it’s used, including in a classroom, at home, or in an office.”
Narrow bezels are likewise a plus, and the Pad 5 has those, resulting in an almost-all-screen display. The resolution is WQHD+; the refresh rate is 120Hz; and support is there for Dolby Vision. The company also has your eyes in mind by including a True Display and an integrated Low Blue Light mode. For audio, there’s Dolby Atmos and big quad speakers for that immersive-acoustics experience.
You can boost your productivity with the inclusion of a Xiaomi Smart Pen, which you can charge magnetically by placing it to the tablet’s side. The stylus is light at only 12.2 grams and has a 4,096 pressure sensitivity and a 240Hz touch-sampling rate.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chip, a 13-megapixel back camera, an 8-megapixel selfie sensor, a battery that’s rated at 8,720, and a user interface based on Android 11. It’s available in Cosmic Gray and Pearl White colors.
Press release Xiaomi sent to us at Revü Philippines
Xiaomi Pad 5 specs
- 11-inch LCD display with 2,560 x 1,600 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 240Hz touch sampling, and Dolby Vision support
- 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 processor
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB/256GB storage
- 13-megapixel rear camera
- 8-megapixel front camera
- Side fingerprint reader
- 8,720mAh battery
- Quad speakers
- MIUI for Pad based on Android 11
- Colors: Cosmic Gray, Pearl White
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