Xiaomi's first tablet could sport a 7.85-inch screen with 1536 x 2048 pixels, Intel or Nvidia might power it

Xiaomi's first tablet could sport a 7.85-inch screen with 1536 x 2048 pixels, Intel or Nvidia might power it
While Xiaomi didn’t announce its first tablet on April 23, as it was hinted earlier this week, the company certainly has a tablet in the pipeline. Or at least that’s what various Chinese and Taiwanese websites are saying.

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

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15 Comments

1. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

No other OEM uses the screen resolution Apple does so I take this with trucks load of Kosher Salt.

5. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 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: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Yeah, Apple's screen resolutions always seem pretty arbitrary.

11. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 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: 922; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

he didn't say BETTER resolution - he said SAME resolution. Samsung has higher PPI and a more standard resolution. :)

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 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: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Wont bring there phones to the US doubt they will bring this tablet.

3. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

So it's an iPad mini retina for 60% less price. I'm down with that.

4. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

!!!!! So its probably going to have iPad Mini with Retina Display specs, for a third of the price? Nice. 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: 6876; Member since: Mar 16, 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: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

What? apple also patented screen resolution?? lolz Well, its possible, never know uspto

9. htcforlife

Posts: 73; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

Which reminds me what happened of the huawei mediapad which was shown at the mwc? Looks were good

14. Ashoaib

Posts: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Huawei mediapad x1 is available in $400 16gb, which is a very good price for such a beastly specs...

10. JMartin22

Posts: 2328; Member since: Apr 30, 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: 3269; Member since: Nov 15, 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

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