It was 2018 when we reviewed the Mi Pad 4, but since then there’s been no realistic talk of a possible Xiaomi Mi Pad 5. Not so much because of demerits of the company itself, but because of an impoverishment of the tablet market in the Android sphere. Google’s OS hasn’t lived up to its Apple counterpart, with iPad practically cannibalizing sales. During 2020, there was talk again of a rumored Xiaomi tablet, albeit under the Redmi brand. In the early months of 2021, however, it is back to talk insistently about the Mi Pad 5, with concept renders, alleged specifications and even alleged prices.
Update 27/07: Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 has been spotted live, with a very stylish back cover. You can find all the details directly inside the article, in the “Design and display” section.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5: everything we know so farDesign
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have initially rekindled the flame on the existence of a Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 (or whatever name will be adopted)
same Li Chuangqi, senior product director of Xiaomi. The company has not totally abandoned the idea of producing a tablet and now only lacks an official confirmation given the amount of rumors, certifications and leaks.
Given the rumors, a video of the Mi Pad 5 has been made that is both realistic and unlikely. The concept artist who made it thought of a perforated screen and an iPhone-style triple camera. It’s a good idea, but the question is: would you ever buy such a device? All this hype about a product so opposed to events makes it clear that there is a strong need for an Android tablet that can really meet the needs of users and that does not end up like the previous iMi Pad that we tell you about in this focus
The doubts about the arrival of a new Mi Pad 5 are less and less: between certifications and rumors about technical specifications we also have a possible render, which shows a device inspired by the Mi 11 range. As proof of this we also have the render dedicated to accessories: these are mere representations that accompany the dedicated certifications, but in the case of the cover offer a glimpse of what could be the rear design. In fact, we can see a square camera module with rounded edges, just like the Mi 11. The renders confirm that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will be accompanied by at least three accessories: a keyboard, a cover and the pen (although the design of the latter is not the final one).
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leaked specs on the display (to be taken as mere rumors), it could be a 10.95″ unit with 2K resolution (possibly 3200 x 1200 pixels) with AMOLED technology, 120 Hz refresh rate and 480 Hz touch sampling. Other rumors, slightly more weighted, talk about an IPS LCD panel with 120 Hz refresh rate, brightness up to 410 nits and a resolution of2560 x 1600 pixels(with 16:10 ratio).
In the meantime on Weibo has popped up what should be the very first live image of the tablet, from which you can see various features. Along the left edge is the magnetic keyboard attachment; also visible almost clearly is the square camera module. On the right edge there is a module of which we are uncertain: it could be a magnetic attachment for the Pen or alternatively (perhaps a little more plausible) it could be a fingerprint reader placed on the side.
In case there should still be doubts about the desi
gn, here is that a well-known Chinese leaker has published what should be the internal sketches dedicated to Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 (K82). The look is almost identical to what we saw in the first renders, with a style that is very reminiscent of that of the Mi 11 series. According to what we see in the image, the tablet will have four speakers, a dual front camera and magnetic docking on the side. A detail reveals the possible presence of a fingerprint reader under the display: it would be, therefore, an OLED panel.
On the Chinese social network Weibo, an image has popped up that – also in this case – should come from the production chain. The image shows the back cover of the Mi Pad 5, revealing once again a camera module like the one on the Mi 11 range. Chinese users are having a field day with the materials of the cover. At first glance, it could be a metal panel, but the glossiness doesn’t convince the leaker himself and fans, who are leaning towards a glass solution (too big though) or a plastic one.
Meanwhile, the model marked 21051182C (also known as K82) has been certified by the Asian body SIRIM. Once again, it’s clear that the launch is imminent but what’s striking is the presence – for the first time – of the device’s trade name, namely Xiaomi Mi Pad 5. The K82 version, according to the leaks, should be the Lite incarnation of the family but this detail is not specified by the certification.
Hardware and software
Chapter hardware complex to decipher, because even here the news are very discordant but we tried to clarify. First of all, the most interesting news could be the adoption of the built-in stylus that would project it in an ideal dimension for the work of creators. However, it was Xiaomi Group’s Weibo profile that gave a boost to the whole thing, stating that they are working on it. Digging into the MIUI code revealed more details: in addition to stylus support it seems that the future Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will also support external keyboards. We have seen from the renders in the previous section that the tablet will have its own stylus, cover and keyboard.
Another interesting aspect is the presence of multiple models. According to the Xiaomteamiui, the K81 series would be the one referred to as the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro/Plus, while the K81A series would be the unreleased Xiaomi Mi Tab 5 series. This would also be joined by the K82 series, namely Mi Tab 5 Lite. It’s not quite clear why Xiaomi would choose to launch so many tablets but more importantly why with these different designations. But it’s also true that it wouldn’t be the first time Xiaomi has used names in a fanciful way. The hypothesis is that Mi Pad 5 is the top series, Mi Tab 5 the intermediate one and Mi Tab 5 Lite the cheaper one, with tablets for all tastes and pockets.
Regarding the specifications, the chipset chapter comes among several rumors and that aimed all to the Snapdragon solution. First, the top model “enuma” (K81), would make use of an SoC Snapdragon 870. And it seems that the other model, K81A “elish“, may also have this CPU, while the third model K82 “nabu“, the least performing (in many quotes), should make use of the Snapdragon 860.
All Leaked Xiaomi Tablets in one table.
I mentioned the battery capacity in the previous post but it was wrong information, sorry.
K81 and K81A is ENUMA and ELISH. Both are tablets. pic.twitter.com/9p0ncEm8pd-
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Initially, there was talk of a battery of as much as 12,400 mAh, but then some news from the MIUI code adjusted that to 8,720 mAh. Things got even more precise thanks to certification from the 3C body: the document reports the presence of a dual-cell 4,260 mAh battery, then an 8,520 mAh unit. It is possible that these three amperages refer to three different models of Xiaomi tablet.
In terms of fast charging is always the body 3C to provide answers: the new certification is dedicated to all three tablets that will make up the series, with the relative speed of charging. We have the K82 model: it would be Xiaomi Mi Pad/Tab 5 Lite and the full designation is 21051182C. In thatin this case we will have a 33W charge.
Things get interesting with the K81A and K81 – marked M2105K81AC and M2105K81C – which would both have 67W charging. Recall that the two are expected to hit the market as Mi Pad/Tab 5 and Mi Pad/Tab 5 Pro.
There would also be no shortage of support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 connectivity, while the fingerprint sensor would be on the side.
Apart from the hardware, it will be very important to evaluate the work done on the software side. And after discovering how Mi MIX Fold is made, there are those who speculate that on board the tablet we will find it in part. Reference is made to a PC-style version of MIUI, designed for larger smartphone screens, and it is very likely that this is the Desktop mode introduced on the foldable.
Recall that Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro has been certified in the country with the initials M2105K81C by the TENAA body. Unfortunately, the document doesn’t reveal anything about the device’s specs and design, but the appearance in the Chinese body’s database is a good sign: on the one hand it indicates that the launch is now around the corner, on the other hand it’s only a matter of time before TENAA publishes images and specs.
Also cementing what we’ve reported so far is the FCC certification regarding the K82 model, the rumored Mi Tab 5 Lite, which is expected to retain the Snapdragon 860 CPU and all the other features previously presented. Among the new features, we have the confirmation of MIUI 12.5, 22.5W charging especially in the Global version and potentially it could be a 4G-only or even Wi-Fi-only model, certified as Wi-Fi 6.
For the camera side, rumors speak of a dual 20 MP Sony IMX586 main sensor and a 13 MP wide-angle sensor. The gem would be the optical zoom 5X and electronic 30X, although this technology, for a tablet, may be superfluous. No mention instead for the selfie camera. In contrast, the rumored Xiaomi Mi Tab 5 Lite would have a lesser camera compartment, featuring a single 12 MP camera.
Some rumors even talk about a larger model with a 108 MP main sensor, but for now there are no confirmations or denials.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 – Price and Release Date
The date of
presentation of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 is still far from being official, but more rumors talk about the month of August as the plausible one. Recall that the previousMi Pad 4 and Mi Pad 4 Plussono were launched in June and August 2018
, respectively. Another interesting fact comes to us from the EEC certifications: the tablet of Xiaomi has beencertified with the initials 21051182G. This is a Global document and dedicated to the Eurasian market: in short, it seems that the device will not only debut outside of China, but should also arrive in Europe.
For the price, from the long leak on Weibo by Tech Man, we have news of the alleged configurations, which we report below:
- 8/128 GB: 510€ (3999 yuan)
- 8/256 GB: €549 (4299 yuan)
- 12/512GB: 638€ (4999 yuan)
- 16GB/1TB: 702€ (5499 yuan)
In short, although everything fluctuates between confirmed and hypothetical leaks, we will find out in a few days if Xiaomi will give us the gift of a new tablet after years of stop or if this will be replaced by the foldable
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