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Xiaomi unveils the high-res, 7.9'' MiPad with world's first Nvidia Tegra K1 chip, 2GB RAM, and 8MP camera

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Xiaomi unveils the high-res, 7.9'' MiPad with world's first Nvidia Tegra K1 chip, 2GB RAM, and 8MP camera

Rumors of a Xiaomi-branded tablet have been scaling the web for quite some time now, and today we can finally put them to rest. At an even in Beijing, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun admitted that the company has been planning a tablet for quite some time, and also made it clear that his company has Apple's iPad on its crosshair with its newly-announced MiPad.

The Xiaomi MiPad is quite the bargain device, no matter how you look at it. It sports a 7.9-inch Sharp display with a crisp resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels, or a density of 324 ppi. More impressively, however, the slate scores a first in regards to its "4+1", 2.2GHz Nvidia Tegra K1 chip with a 192-core Kepler GPU. There are 2 gigs of RAM on board, and internal storage sits at either 16 or 64GB, with the option for up to 128GB more through microSD expansion. As for imaging, the MiPad makes use of an 8-megapixel Sony camera (rear) and a 5-megapixel, f/2.0 shooter (front). Finally, there's a 6700 mAh LG battery powering the tab, and it also houses a set of stereo speakers on the back.

The Xiaomi MiPad's dimensions measure in at 202.1 x 135.4 x 8.5 mm, and the tablet tips the scales at 360 grams. The first slate from the company will come in six color options, and it's quite cheap at CN¥1,499 ($240 equivalent) for the 16GB Wi-Fi version, and CN¥1,699 ($270 equivalent) for the 64GB Wi-Fi model. At this time, it's unclear whether Xiaomi is planning on releasing a model with 3G/4G support. Also unknown is the exact release date, though we do know that the MiPad will enter an open testing phase in June, allowing early adopters to pick up the device and help shape its identity, and, of course, root out bugs.


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posted on 15 May 2014, 04:51 2

1. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


why do they love using those near-plagiarizing/infringing names? can't they just create a new name or identity? why associate it with the ipad? makes them appear cheap.

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:15 3

9. kaytwo (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jan 2014)


xiao MIPAD

posted on 15 May 2014, 06:06 1

19. UglyFrank (Posts: 1762; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


And they use the same screen

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:28

29. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


they are cheap already, and cr@appy too.

posted on 15 May 2014, 10:41 3

37. farhad_per (banned) (Posts: 128; Member since: 26 Mar 2014)


Excuse me...!? Ipad mini colorfull plastic or iphone 5c 7.9 ...? Confused..! Help

posted on 15 May 2014, 09:07

34. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Because it's easier for them to ride on someone elses coattails.

posted on 15 May 2014, 15:00

49. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Whats wrong in it? I care about good product, not its name or who it infringed

posted on 17 May 2014, 02:14

67. osutq (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 May 2014)


it's xiaomi mi-pad, the 'i' before 'pad' is just coincidental. mi-something is how chinese like to call xiaomi's products.

posted on 20 Jun 2014, 02:27

68. ubihard (Posts: 1; Member since: 20 Jun 2014)


it is just coincidental, "mi" means rice in Chinese, and when u turn it around the logo looks like "iw" which means "heart". it sounds like 'me' not ' m i-pad '

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:55 4

2. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Kepler!!!!

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:09

7. azzak (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2014)


btw,i love the arrow season 2 finale..:)

posted on 15 May 2014, 06:40

23. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 399; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Hell yeah bro! they made laurel the black canary without killing Sara. We also know who Thea becomes the Mia Dearden character now. I didn't however like the way Deathstroke was pussified lol

posted on 15 May 2014, 11:11

40. azzak (Posts: 26; Member since: 15 May 2014)


yeah dats right..i hope they will bring back deathstroke with more vengeful and deadly person cause his fight with oliver need more intense..and i just love how cool Roy with his red mask..

posted on 15 May 2014, 06:16 2

21. vincelongman (Posts: 4688; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


I really want to see GPU benchmarks for the K1
It's supposedly as fast as Intel's HD4400/5000, which would be really impressive for a passive SoC

posted on 15 May 2014, 04:58 6

3. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


I wonder how will the K1 perform without a heatsink ... I never trusted Nvidia with all their flowery promises. They are only good with their souped up reference devices, nothing more.

The reason why I sold my Slate 7 extreme is because it is just too inconsistent when it gets hot, Tegra 4 is a dog. They never got it right

What makes them think that they will get it right this time?

Nvidia sucks

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:01 4

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 1078; Member since: 07 May 2012)


they will get it right because xiaomi is never wrong.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:29

30. The13thKing (banned) (Posts: 849; Member since: 26 Feb 2014)


lmaoooooooooooo.

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:00 3

4. khaldoon (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 May 2013)


They went with the right choice for the SOC part ;)

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:04 1

6. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Right choice? Lol

Its obvious that you dont know how Nvidia operates, they tend to over promise and under delivers.

To see is to believe dude, its the final production unit that matters.

posted on 15 May 2014, 08:19 2

26. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


Nvidia delivers on its promise of being the most powerful mobile processor.

The new HPM manufacturing process should prove more efficient for the k1... And just wait till the Denver version comes out.

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:13

8. khaldoon (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 May 2013)


I own a nexus 7( 2013 ) with nivdia tegra 3 . Contrary to what everybody saying I have never faced hiccups or anything during my daily usage . What makes u think that this chip won't be good ?

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:18

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Because Nvidia ALWAYS screw up on their production units.
Thats why major players like Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC and even Asus dont trust them.

Nvidia is all talk

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:25 1

12. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1542; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


If the numbers are true you'll end up eating your words.
And yes, I know it's a BIG IF.

posted on 15 May 2014, 06:04

18. khaldoon (Posts: 62; Member since: 17 May 2013)


There u have a point but let's hope they got the job right this time. I mean it will be really impressive if those numbers were right

posted on 15 May 2014, 15:36

56. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)


you're all talk.

posted on 15 May 2014, 06:19 4

22. danidin (Posts: 27; Member since: 15 May 2014)


thats because your nexus 7 2013 has a snapsdragon cpu and not tegra...

posted on 15 May 2014, 15:13

51. Totse2k15 (Posts: 464; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


8. khaldoon (Posts: 27; Member since: 17 May 2013)
"I own a nexus 7( 2013 ) with nivdia tegra 3"

Make me chuckle hard irl. Like he ^ said.

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:23 2

11. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1542; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


If those numbers in the benchmarks are real I'm oficially impressed!
I hope Anandtech reviews the tablet.

posted on 15 May 2014, 05:53

14. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Its a reference tablet with a giant heatsink.

Ever wonder why Qualcomm always win designs?

posted on 15 May 2014, 10:49 1

38. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1542; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


First real numbers are out and they look like you'll end up eating your words:
http://gfxbench.com/result.jsp?benchmark=gfx30
Top place in gfxbench without sweating and not for a reference tablet as you said, but for the Xiaomi MiPad itself.

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