Xiaomi's first tablet could sport a 7.85-inch screen with 1536 x 2048 pixels, Intel or Nvidia might power it
According to Focus Taiwan, Xiaomi is currently in talks with both Intel and Nvidia, and it should choose one of them to supply SoCs for its first tablet. Reportedly, the upcoming slate may feature a 7.85-inch display with 1536 x 2048 pixels - thus rivaling Apple’s iPad Mini 2, which sports a 7.9-inch display with a similar resolution.
Focus Taiwan has it from a Taipei-based researcher that Xiaomi is planning to release its first tablet in the third or fourth quarter of this year. The device might cost as low as $160.
Yesterday, we told you that Xiaomi bought the Mi.com domain for $3.6 million. The domain will be used to promote the company’s products around the world - including in the ten new markets where Xiaomi is going to expand in the near future. Most probably, we’re going to see Xiaomi’s tablet presented via the new website at some point.
At the moment, Xiaomi is one of China’s most successful smartphone makers. The company plans to sell no less than 60 million handsets throughout 2014. Its tablet-related ambitions are likely high as well, although it remains to be seen what its first attempt in this regard has to offer.
source: Focus Taiwan
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7354; Member since: 14 May 2012)
No other OEM uses the screen resolution Apple does so I take this with trucks load of Kosher Salt.
5. taz89 (Posts: 2008; Member since: 03 May 2011)
I think this may be believable if they go for the same aspect ratio as the ipad. There is 1 or 2 Android tablets that use the ipad screen aspects. Acer and Archos I believe.
6. fzacek (Posts: 1214; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)
Yeah, Apple's screen resolutions always seem pretty arbitrary.
11. gigantos (Posts: 42; Member since: 25 Jul 2013)
Seriously? Or you must be living in an iWorld not to know Samsung use higher resolution (and higher ppi) screen on its Tab Pro 8.4.
16. McLTE (Posts: 637; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
he didn't say BETTER resolution - he said SAME resolution.
Samsung has higher PPI and a more standard resolution. :)
12. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
But I believe it and I will buy xiomi. I know it will offer a lot of value as compare to price Unlike ipad... hail to xiomi, thumbs up
2. ajac09 (Posts: 1339; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Wont bring there phones to the US doubt they will bring this tablet.
3. galanoth (Posts: 283; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)
So it's an iPad mini retina for 60% less price.
I'm down with that.
4. Neo_Huang (Posts: 280; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)
So its probably going to have iPad Mini with Retina Display specs, for a third of the price?
Apple is going to be f*cked up.
I see a court case coming up for "copying" their screen size and resolution. ;P
7. sgodsell (Posts: 893; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
No one can own a resolution size. If that was the case then Apple would not be releasing a larger iPhone 6 with a screen size of 4.7" or 5.5".
13. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
What? apple also patented screen resolution?? lolz
Well, its possible, never know uspto
8. Aywhy93 (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Apr 2014)
Xiaomi is really hitting it hard and the domain they just bought is a sign of progress. Their MI 3 Smartphone was even placed on top of the list, as the most popular phone in the world by AnTuTu
9. htcforlife (Posts: 32; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
Which reminds me what happened of the huawei mediapad which was shown at the mwc?
Looks were good
14. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Huawei mediapad x1 is available in $400 16gb, which is a very good price for such a beastly specs...
10. JMartin22 (Posts: 712; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)
Some phones that look similar to the Apple hardware, similar to certain UI elements of the software and now they're going with the same resolution of their tablets? Chinese OEMs still seem to have the imitation game going. I'm tired of hearing all this slack Samsung gets for mimicking Apple. Then again, these guys aren't well known anyway
15. Ashoaib (Posts: 1212; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
So what? let the haters say whatever they can say about copy... I love copy, it is saving my hard earned money.. it is me(consumer) who is going to pay for so called innovation