Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is a little different from it’s 7.9-inch predecessors, with the screen being exactly 8 inches and the resolution now being Full HD with 1920 x 1200 resolution. And you’ll notice that the display isn’t square, but has round corners.
Mi Pad 4 comes in two configurations which are either a 3GB RAM + 32GB storage model or a 4GB RAM+ 64GB storage model, both running DDR4 RAM. MicroSD memory card support goes all the way up to 256GB. And it’s powered by the snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor which naturally brings with it optional 4G LTE.
With a 16:10 screen ratio, the new Mi Pad is easier to hold in one hand than the predecessor, as it’s possible to grip around it with just one hand.
The battery size is 6000 mAh, which is bang in line with the extrapolated leaks in advance, and it gives it a 12 hour battery life, and it’s charged through the USB Type-C port.
Mi Pad 4 has a 5MP front camera with face recognition support, and a rear 13MP camera with 1920 x 1080 FHD video recording.
Apart from the 4G LTE, Mi Pad 4 has compete Wi-Fi coverage with dual-antenna 2.4 GHz + 5 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, MIMO, Wi-Fi direct support, and even Bluetooth 5.0. The 4G Mi Pad 4 also has GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, Beidou, and e-compass sensors.
The all metal body of Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is 7.9 mm thick and weighs 342 gram.
The price of Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is 1099 Yuan for the Wi-Fi edition, and 1499 Yuan for the 4G LTE edition, with color options being black with black bezels, or pink, with white bezels.
It will be launched in China first because the preloaded apps are for Chinese media services. But it sometimes happens that more international versions from Xiaomi are configured for sale outside China too, either for India or a more global market.
– Jim Miller