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Xiaomi Pad 6 goes global with a big spec-sheet and small price
- Xiaomi has launched the Pad 6 tablet in Europe after previously launching it in China.
- The 11-inch slate features a 144Hz refresh rate and is powered by the Snapdragon 870 platform.
- Xiaomi hasn’t launched the Pro version of the Pad 6 in Europe just yet.
Update: July 9, 2023 (11:35 PM ET): Xiaomi has launched the Pad 6 tablet in Europe at a very attractive price. The tablet is now available in the region in three color options: Gravity Gray, Gold, and Mist Blue. The 6GB RAM and 128GB storage version starts from €399 (~$437), the 8GB+128GB option comes at €429 (~$469), and the 8GB+256GB variant is priced at €449 (~$491). You can read more about the Xiaomi Pad 6 in the original article below. Unfortunately, Xiaomi hasn’t launched the Pad 6 Pro with the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chip in Europe.
Original article: April 18, 2023 (9:15 AM ET): Xiaomi has offered its Pad tablets for years now, being among the best Android tablets on the market. Now, the company has announced the Xiaomi Pad 6 series in China, marking the latest entry in its long-running series.
The Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro share an 11-inch 144Hz LCD screen (2,880 x 1,800) and the same fundamental design. But that’s about where the similarities end.
Xiaomi’s Pro model is clearly the star of the show here though, featuring a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, 67W wired charging for the 8,600mAh battery, and a 20MP selfie camera. The Pro variant also packs a quad-speaker system, but it’s unclear if this setup is available on the standard model.
In any event, the standard Xiaomi Pad 6 brings a Snapdragon 870 SoC, 33W charging for the 8,840mAh battery, and an 8MP selfie camera.
Xiaomi Pad 6 series pricing and availability
The Xiaomi Pad 6 starts at an early bird price of 1,899 yuan (~$276) for the base 6GB/128GB model, with a regular price of 1,999 yuan (~$291). Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro will set you back an early bird price of 2,399 yuan (~$349) for the base 8GB/128GB variant, with a regular price of 2,499 yuan (~$363).
There’s no word on global availability just yet, but the well-received Xiaomi Pad 5 indeed launched outside China. So we’re optimistic that the Pad 6 range will see a wider release.