Xiaomi plans on switching to Intel for its new MiPad2 tablet?

Xiaomi plans on switching to Intel for its new MiPad2 tablet?
Can Xiaomi make a dent in the tablet market like it has done with smartphones? The upstart manufacturer is apparently working on the sequel to its Xiaomi MiPad tablet. A leaked photo that appeared on Chinese social media site Weibo is of dubious pedigree. The tablet photographed shows no Xiaomi branding on the slate itself, and looks different than the OG MiPad.

If the tablet is legit, it is expected to sport the same 7.9-inch glass employed on the MiPad, with resolution of 2048 x 1536. The 2GB of RAM on the MiPad2 matches the amount of the sweet stuff employed by Xiacom on its first slab. Where there is a difference is in the silicon. Instead of the quad-core 2.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor employed on the MiPad, the MiPad2 is expected to have a 1.8GHz Intel Atom CPU inside. Xiaomi's MIUI is running on top of Android 4.4.4. An update to Android 5.0 will come down the road in 2015.

There is no word when the Xiaomi MiPad2 will be unveiled. With all eyes on CES next month, Vegas might be the perfect place for the upstart manufacturer to introduce its new slate.


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source: Weibo via GizmoChina

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5 Comments

1. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That K1 nips at the heels off much higher priced wares. Wonder how this Atom will do, I have hope but believe it to be lesser then the K1 32. Which is one of the top of the heap on quite a few benches

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I wonder Intel Atom can run 100% of Android apps without issue? Personally, I would prefer they use a upgraded Nvidia K1 SOC for their MiPad 2. Intel Atom integrated GPU is still sub-par when compare with K1.

3. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

I don't see any difference, except for the processor, which would be a downgrade.

4. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 2013

Someone kill that ugly onscreen buttons. Its pathetic. And nvidia hasn't udated its beast, we really wanted to see the new gen processor

5. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I'm pretty sure this is a Jolla tablet.

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