Android tablet world was more or less inactive for the past few months. The false alarm of Google nixing the tablet section on its website was an exception though. But Xiaomi did update its tablet lineup with the Mi Pad 4, with the following main features
- an 8-inch,
- 76-pound metallic slate
- Startingprice fromabout $170. Not bad at all for a
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 device with 3GB of LPDDR4x RAM,
- 32GB of eMMC 5.1 storage,
- microSD expansion,
- a 1,920 x 1,200 IPS display
- 5V/2A regular charging,
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For an extra about $46, you get 4GB of RAM plus offering twice as much storage. But you may have to shell out another $15 for the LTE + GPS version. At about $230, the Mi Pad 4 is one of the most affordable LTE tablets coming from a major brand.
All three models pack a 6,000mAh battery, dual microphones, stereo speakers plus a pair of f/2.0 cameras – 5 megapixels on the front and 13 megapixels on the back. The only disadvantage is the slow charging.
It is not sure whether the Mi Pad 4 will be made available outside of China, but for those who are thinking of picking up the China version, it’s worth pointing out that the listed FDD-LTE bands (B1/3/5/7/8) are good to go for Asia and Europe, but not so much for North America. And of course, you’ll have to figure out how to side load your usual Google services as well, but that’s nothing new for fans of imported Chinese mobile devices.