50,000 Xiaomi MiPad tablets sell in less than four minutes

50,000 Xiaomi MiPad tablets sell in less than four minutes
On Thursday, we told you how Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said that his company was ready to take on the Apple iPad. And to prove it, earlier this week the manufacturer released the Android powered Xiaomi MiPad in China. A challenger to the Apple iPad mini with Retina Display, the MiPad features a 7.9 inch IPS display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536. That works out to a pixel density of 326ppi. The NVIDIA K1 is under the hood with 2GB of RAM inside. 16/64GB of native storage is available, and for those requiring more storage, a 128GB capacity microSD slot is on board. Back and front-facing cameras weigh in at 8MP and 5MP respectively, and a 6700mAh battery keeps the lights on.

Of course, Xiaomi used the "Hunger Marketing" technique that it has perfected with its handsets. Hype the device, and sell a limited number online, that is a quick definition of the sales method that the upstart device maker has been using. With its new tablet, Xiaomi sold 50,000 units in 3 minutes and 59 seconds.

The 16GB model is priced at 1499 Yuan ($240 USD), while the 64GB slate will cost you 1699 Yuan ($270 USD). Of course, those who missed out on buying an Xiaomi MiPad this time, will be anxious to make the cut with the next sale. Xiaomi has not commented on whether it will offer the MiPad outside of its home market.

source: Xiaomi, Neowin via AndroidCentral

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  • Display 7.9" 1536 x 2048 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Nvidia Tegra K1, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 6700 mAh



1. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

Shame there isn't a 10" screen variant to go witg the impressive specs otherwise I would go for this tablet straight away!

23. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

just keep patience... xiaomi is just entering in the tablet territory... soon they will cater all segments.... how great it might be if xiaomi used samsung's Super Amoled in mipads... then it would be an everything killer

2. ForgedMemories

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

Yesterday, here in the Philippines, where there are many haters of China Phones (but many also uses it because they have no choice. lol) , thousands ordered Mi3 in 4 hours. What's good is that they have already received their phones only few hours later.

3. androtaku

Posts: 246; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

cheap marketing technique

4. tadaa

Posts: 267; Member since: Apr 18, 2013

Local blog sites in the Philippines say that xiaomi has plans to launch the device here so it should also be launched on other markets xiaomi has presence in like Singapore Malaysia and India

5. Busyboy unregistered

Would have been a beast if it hadn't had an 8MP rear facing camera and 2GB of RAM. Otherwise it's one of the best tablet bargains you can buy!

10. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

What? :/

17. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

What do you want it to have that's realistic then

19. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yeah, why not a 41MP Pureview camera and 4 GB of RAM on a 240$ tablet? Comparing this to the closest Samsung alternative the Tab 4 8.0 which retails for 269$ on Samsung's US website (16 GB version) you get much better set of cameras (8mp + 5mp vs 3mp + 1.3mp), much better screen (2048x1536 vs 1280x800), arguably better design, more RAM (2GB vs 1.5GB), much bigger battery (6700mAh vs 4450mAh) and a MUCH MUCH FASTER processor (TK1 vs Cortex A7 1.2 GHz joke) and it is still 29$ cheaper. This is a beast.

20. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

exactly, certain people dont know how to appreciate... they just keep complaining out of a habit... these type of people like expensive andunder specs ipads

24. Busyboy unregistered

I said it would have been a beast, never said it was a bad tablet. Did you not read my last comment?

6. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Very nice tablet. Would love to see it irl at my local BB.

7. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Wth Nividia K1 Gpu with Tegra4 A15 Cpu. This can't be true. Powerful Soc at this price. .?

8. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Surprised? Why so? They launched mi3 with sd800 & 2gig ram for $270 last year. There are companies beyond HTC, lg,Sony,samsung. And xiaomi is the best,far better than 1+1.

11. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

The K1 costs around $50+ to buy.

15. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Well, this is Xiaomi. In other words, revolutionary business model with razor thin margins and products sold for close to their real price. It is similar to what Google does with the Nexus line over the play store.

18. salaal

Posts: 109; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Now in singapore MI3 costs 300$ singapore dollars which is just 240 USD

9. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Can't wait to try it. Soon we will have it here in India.


Posts: 55; Member since: Nov 15, 2014

12. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Meanwhile, OnePlus has yet to sell 500 units

13. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Looks like it's not for-real...?

21. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

it is for real... I know you will feel it real when it will be only from samsung/apple/htc/lg, which infact its not... pitty on you

14. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Totally deserved! Most powerful ARM tablet on the market that absolutely crushed the iPad Air in benchmarks, for almost half its price. Can't wait for the reviews

16. alumoyo

Posts: 391; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Looks like a typical Nokia video.

22. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

whatever... you should say typical nokia by microsoft video

26. gardiner

Posts: 3; Member since: Apr 26, 2015

I would never own an android tablet ever again. I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad 8 tablet and it's perfect. It's super fast, Runs on Windows 10, uses real software instead of crappy ad-filled apps. And gets updates all the time. With Android, you get 1 maybe 2 updates and then you have to buy a new tablet every 1 or 2 years. lol My Thinkpad Tablet is over 2 years old and there is no need to buy a new tablet. It can let me for a while. And it does everything an android tablet can do and more. It also has "apps" that you can download if you really want to have all those spywhere collecting data. I do have an android phone. Which is BETTER than any Windows phone. Basically, for tablets, get Windows 10. For phones, a Samsung premium phone will do perfectly. Tons of Windows and iCrap users are upgrading to Samsung.

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