Yesterday, the famous Chinese multinational, unveiled its in-house Pinecone Surge S1 processor along with the Mi 5C and theRedmi 4X smartphones. Interestingly, the company also showcased a teaser of its upcoming Mi Pad tablet in the official Taobao pages. But sadly, the teaser uploaded on the official website does not reveal any specific release date of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3. Maybe Xioami is hinting that it is actually working on the tablet and so it is expected to launch this year.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 was expected to be launched at the end of last year, but the tablet has not seen the launch light yet. The promotional materials of Mi Pad 3 were leaked online which revealed almost all of its specifications. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 is the successor of Mi Pad 2 which was launched in November 2015.
As per earlier leaked promotional material, the Mi Pad 3 sports a full metal unibody design with dual speaker grilles at the bottom. It features a 9.7-inch display with aresolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels and is powered by an Intel 7th-Gen Core m3-7Y30 processor, clubbed with Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU and 8GB of RAM. The Mi Pad 3 will come in two storage variants to choose from- 128GB and 256GB. The tablet will run on Windows 10 operating system and will come pre-installed with the MS Office Suite & Cortana. As per the leaks, the tablet is backed by an 8290mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support.
On the camera front, the Mi Pad 3 will feature a 16-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone LED flashand an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. The table will also house a fingerprint sensor, as well as a USB Type-C port. The tablet measures 239.5 x 164.5 x 6.08 mm and weighs 380 g.
As per the leaks, the Mi Pad 3 128GB storage variant will be priced at CNY 1,999 (approximately Rs 19,532), whereas the 256GB storage variant will cost CNY 2,299 (approximately Rs 22,456). The optional keyboard dock will be available for CNY 99 (approximately Rs 9,67).