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Mi Pad 4 revealed: new Xiaomi tablet with Snapdragon 660, face unlock

The Mi Pad 4 is a step up in power compared to the Mi Pad 3, but its battery has gotten smaller...

Published onJune 25, 2018

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.
  • The Mi Pad 4 has been announced by Xiaomi, offering a Snapdragon 660 processor.
  • Xiaomi’s new tablet also packs a 6,000mAh battery, which is slightly smaller than the one found in the Mi Pad 3.
  • The new tablet is cheaper than the Mi Pad 3, but we also have a cellular version for the same price as the older device.

It’s been a long time coming, but the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 has finally been revealed by the Chinese brand, along with the Redmi 6 Pro. How does the new slate aim to bring people back into the Android tablet fold, though?

The Mi Pad 4 packs an upper mid-range Snapdragon 660 chipset, so it should handle pretty much any task you throw at it. Other core specs include 3GB/4GB of RAM, 32GB/64GB of non-expandable storage, a 13MP main camera, 5MP selfie camera, 6,000mAh battery, and an 8-inch 1,920 x 1,200 display (16:10).

In other words, you’re getting a more powerful processor than the Mi Pad 3, but the older device has a larger 6,600mAh battery and a slightly sharper 2,048 x 1,536 display. 

The Xiaomi Mi Pad 4.

The Mi Pad 4 has a few more benefits though, such as facial recognition (in lieu of a fingerprint scanner), slimmer borders, and Bluetooth 5.0. Yes, it offers a 3.5mm headphone jack too — no dongle tomfoolery here.

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Another reason you might like the Mi Pad 4 is the price. The entry-level 3GB RAM/32GB model costs 1,099 yuan (~$168), which is cheaper than the Mi Pad 3’s 1,499 yuan (~$229) price. Then again, the Mi Pad 3 offers 4GB RAM and 64GB of storage, but the 4GB/64GB Mi Pad 4 is still cheaper at 1,399 yuan (~$214).

Need some LTE in your life? There’s a 4GB/64GB cellular-enabled variant is available for 1,499 yuan (~$229), matching the Mi Pad 3’s price.

We don’t know anything yet about a wider launch, but you can view the Chinese store listing via the button below.

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