Xiaomi unveils the Mi Pad 2 with a metal unibody design and a USB Type-C port

12:03:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

Continuing the metal theme for today's announcement, Xiaomi is also refreshing their Mi Pad with a premium aluminum build. Compared to the original Mi Pad, this new Mi Pad 2 is just 6.95mm thin and weighs only 322g despite the more premium unibody design.

Internally, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 is powered by Intel's Atom X5-Z8500 processor which is a 64-bit part fabricated in the 14nm process. Also included is Intel's HD graphics, a 7.9" 2048 x 1536 display, 2GB of RAM, 16/64GB of non-expandable memory, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera and a 6,190mAh battery.

Beyond the new internal and external hardware, Xiaomi is also introducing their new Mi Pad 2 tablet with a USB Type C port for extra future-proofing. Other additions include some software enhancements which disables the capacitive keys when viewing content in landscape more and there's also a new Reading mode in MIUI which reduces blue light and thus preventing eye fatigue.

Just like before, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will start at RMB 999 (~MYR 662) for the 16GB model and RMB 1,299 ( ~MYR 860) for the 64GB model. Additionally, there will also be a version of the Mi Pad 2 that will be running Windows 10, not word as to when that will become available and how this Windows 10 version will play out. More Windows devices from Xiaomi in the future?