Xiaomi reconfirms its commitment to tablets, stays mum about a potential Mi Pad 2
Although Xiaomi managed to gather a large market share in the Chinese smartphone market, it looks like the company was not as successful in its ambitions to penetrate the tablet market. The manufacturer has only made one tablet thus far, the Xiaomi Mi Pad.
Lei Jun claims that the Xiaomi Mi Pad is the best-selling Android-based tablet (we're assuming that his claim is limited to China), and that the company will continue its quest of providing the best tablet experience to its customers.
Although Xiaomi's CEO denied rumors about the company planning to call it quits in the tablet market, he made no mention about a potential successor to the Xiaomi Mi Pad. On his personal Weibo account, the CEO mentioned that he still finds large tablets to be the best-suited device type for reading, watching movies, and playing games.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad was launched back in June 2014 as an Android-based rival to Apple's iPad Mini series. Back in late march, a leak claimed to reveal the aluminum housing of the upcoming Mi Pad 2, but we have yet to hear more information.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad comes with a 7.9-inch IPS display running a resolution of 1536 by 2048 pixels at 324 PPI and a 4:3 aspect ratio. Under the hood beats the heart of a 32-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 chipset, a very powerful mobile chip that features a 2.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A15 CPU and a ULP GeForce Kepler GPU. It's worth mentioning that the Nvidia Shield Tablet is the only other tablet to use the 32-bit Tegra K1 chipset. Other specs include either 16 or 64GB of integrated storage space, a microSD card slot, an 8MP primary camera, a 5MP secondary shooter, and a 6700 mAh battery.