Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 launched with Android & Windows 10 variants

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Chinese company, Xiaomi on Tuesday launched a new tablet, the Mi Pad 2 as teased by its President, Mr. Bin Lin.

The new tablet is the successor to the Mi Pad which was launched in May last year.

Xiaomi launched two variants of the tablet, one that runs on Android Lollipop-based MIUI 7, and another which runs on Windows 10.

The Android OS-based version comes in two built-in storage variants – 16GB and 64GB – which are priced at CNY 999 (approximately 32,000 Naira) and CNY 1,299 (approximately 41,000 Naira) respectively.

The version running Windows 10 was introduced in only a 64GB variant, and goes for the same price as the 64GB Android variant.

Xiaomi said the MIUI 7 variant will go on sale sometime in November, while the Windows 10 variant will hit the stores in December.

On the design front, Xiaomi MiPad 2 has an all-metal body, measures 200.4 x 132.6 x 6.95 mm and weighs 322 grams. It is thinner than its predecessor by 18 percent and also weighs less.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 sports a 7.9-inch (2048 x 1536 pixels) resolution IPS display with an impressive pixel density of 326ppi.

It is also the first Xiaomi device to be powered by an Intel processor. The tablet packs a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor which features 2MB cache, 4 cores, 4 threads, base frequency 1.44GHz, and a burst frequency of 2.24GHz.

This is further clubbed with Intel HD GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM.

The Mi Pad 2 comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. It is also equipped with a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera for taking selfies. Both cameras offer capability to capture high definition pictures.

The tablet also comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS where connectivity is concerned.

It packs a 6190mAh battery which is rated to deliver up to 648.8 hours of standby time.  Along with these, the tablet comes with a USB Type C connector and also supports fast-charging technology.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be made available in Dark Grey and Champagne Gold colour variants.

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