Xiaomi Reveals Affordable Mi Pad 4 With Facial Unlock
Even though the popularity of tablets and their innovations seem to be declining steeply, that didn’t stop Xiaomi from presenting its latest tablet: the 8 inch Mi Pad 4. The Android tablet will run on a Snapdragon 660 soc and features a design with rounded corners.
The 8-inch display has a 16:10 aspect ratio of 1920 x 1200 pixels and the bezels on the side of the device seem to be fairly minimal. The Snapdragon 660 – a mid-range CPU with four cores at 2.2 GHz and four energy-efficient cores at 1.8 GHz – is accompanied by either 3 GB or 4 GB of RAM, depending on the version. The larger version will come with 64 GB of storage, while the more affordable option only comes with half. Luckily, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 does feature expandable storage via MicroSD.
A 13-megapixel camera can be found at the back, and the front camera has a resolution of 5 megapixels. Xiaomi has built-in facial recognition to unlock the device, although judging by the lack of sensors on the front, this will most likely be a simple adaptation of Android’s face unlock feature. The battery has a capacity of 6000 mAh and does not feature quick-charging. The tablet also features both a 3.5 mm and a USB 3.0 Type C port.
The cheapest 3 GB / 32 GB option will cost 1099 Chinese yuan which is roughly $166, while the version with more memory and storage costs $219. It’s still unclear at the moment whether or not Xiaomi will release the Mi Pad 4 outside of China. The tablet will ship with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, with Xiaomi’s EMUI graphical layer on top.