Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is the successor of the much appraised tablet – Xiaomi Mi Pad. In this post we are answering all your queries regarding the new Mi Pad 2.
What are the major differences from the older Mi Pad ?
Well, Mi pad 2 features the new Intel Atom X5-Z8500 64 bit processor instead of the Nvidia Tegra K1 of the Mi pad 1. Also, there is a Windows 10 version available in addition to the Android 5.1, lollipop.
So it has Windows, Does it support multi-booting ?
There is no official confirmation about multi-booting. But as far as we know it won’t. There is a 64GB version which boots Windows 10 and 16/64GB versions which boots Android.
Is the Intel Atom processor better than Nvidia Tegra ? What about the performance metrics ?
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 allegedly scores an impressive 85,101 on AnTuTu which is more than a double of that of older version(40,419). This clearly implies that it would perform much better.
What are the other differences ?
- It is thinner – 6.95mm compared to 8.5mm of older Mi pad.
- It is lighter – 322g compared to 360g of Mi pad.
- It features a USB Type-C 1.0 reversible connector.
- Battery capacity is a little less compared to Mi Pad(6190 mAh vs 6700 mAh)
OK, Can you summarize the full Specification of Mi Pad 2 ?
|Connectivity||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Body||Dimensions||20.4 x 13.26 x 0.695 cm / 8.02 x 5.21 x 0.27 inches|
|Display||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||2048 x 1536 (QXGA) (~324 ppi pixel density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (To be confirmed)|
|Performance||Operating System||Android 5.1 or Windows 10|
|Processor||Intel Atom X5-Z8500, Quad-core 2.24 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|Memory||Slot||microSD, up to 128 GB|
|Internal||16/64 GB, 2 GB RAM|
|Camera||Primary||8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Battery||Stand-by||Up to 649 h|
|Capacity||Li-Po 6190 mAh|
|Color||Available Colors||Dark grey, Champagne gold|
Now, What about the Price & Release Date of Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 in India?
Well, there is no official confirmation of Price and Release date yet. But according to GearBest it would be available for less than 15000 INR in India. The release date would be between the last week of December and first week of January.
Yes, I am Impressed! Can I pre-order it now ?
Yes! There is this site called GearBest that opened pre-sale of Mi Pad 2, all versions with shipping to India.
You can order it here: http://www.gearbest.com/tablet-pcs/pp_268670.html
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