Exciting new information has come to light regarding Xiaomi’s upcoming premium tablet, the Xiaomi Pad 7 Pro. According to extensive leaks uncovered in Xiaomi’s Mi Code, the Pad 7 Pro is shaping up to be a major upgrade over last year’s Pad 6 Pro model.
Codenamed “Sheng” and model number N81A, the star of the show looks to be a new 10-inch LCD display panel manufactured by Tianma.
While a bit smaller than the 11-inch screen found in the previous generation, the new display seemingly packs an impressive pixel resolution of 1480 x 2367 combined with an extremely fluid 144Hz refresh rate for silky smooth visuals.
Powering the tablet this time around is rumored to be Qualcomm’s brand new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. Still found only in early flagship phone prototypes today, this cutting-edge processor would give the Pad 7 Pro a considerable performance boost over the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 found inside its predecessor. Xiaomi appears keen on making the Pad 7 Pro a productivity and creative workhorse.
On the imaging front, our sources point to a dual camera setup on the back including a main sensor and depth sensor for bokeh effects. While exact megapixel counts are still unknown, this setup closely resembles the dual camera array on the back of the older Pad 5 Pro model. Video calling performance stands to improve as well thanks to an upgraded front-facing selfie camera.
Other enhancements mentioned in the leaks include a quad stereo speaker setup backed by Dolby audio enhancements for immersive entertainment experiences. And on the software side, the tablet is said to ship with MIUI 14 based on Android 14 OS right out of the box.
Xiaomi is rumored to be unveiling the Pad 7 Pro tablet alongside its upcoming Xiaomi 14 Ultra smartphone flagship in April of 2024. However, in disappointing news for fans outside of China, the tablet may remain exclusive to Xiaomi’s home market just as its predecessor was. Global users will likely see a more affordable Xiaomi Pad 7 model instead, which our sources confirm is already being tested internally.
While many key details remain under wraps, the info unveiled thus far suggests Xiaomi is cooking up something special with the Pad 7 Pro.
We will keep a close eye on this developing story leading up to the rumored April launch event next year.
– Jim Miller