Taking advantage of Huawei’s setbacks while trying to counter the dominant position of Apple and Samsung on the tablet market, Xiaomi has decided to relaunch the Mi Pad range with three models presenting ambitious technical data sheets.
After abandoning the tablet market, Xiaomi has reportedly decided to return to it in 2021, taking advantage of Huawei’s woes. With a fairly small market where only two players face each other – Apple and Samsung – the Chinese company hopes to grab some market share and thus become a serious competitor for the two behemoths in the years to come.
A comeback with three top-of-the-range models
According to the first rumors, the Chinese firm would have three models in its boxes. Tablets with technical data sheets that place these models in the high-end segment. The sources speak of Snapdragon 870 and 860 processors, two recent chips delivering good performance on smartphones. It is also a question of LCD panels with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a definition of 2560 x 800 pixels. In terms of the photo, the three versions would be equipped with four modules, a main one, an ultra wide-angle, a macro module and a depth sensor. If no information has filtered out on the capacities of the last two modules, the main one would be 48 megapixels on the version called “Enuma” internally. For models called “Elish” and “Nabu”, the module would be 12 megapixels. Theleakers also specify that “Nabu” would be a lite copy of “Enuma”.
These three tablets would integrate the NFC as well as four speakers. Fast charging is also reported, as well as wireless charging, a function only available on the Huawei MatePad Pro so far. Obviously, these Xiaomi tablets would adopt the sweet name of Mi Pad, just like the first models. They would be launched in China initially before – perhaps – arriving in our regions. Which would be good news, because in the Android tablet world, there is little more than Samsung to offer good models in the absence of Google services on the recent Huawei MatePad.