Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Leaked: Specs, Design And Accessories Uncovered

By Michael Augustin , Updated Dec 16, 2016 05:22 AM EST
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Fans were eagerly anticipating an announcement from Xiaomi about the successor to their Xiaomi Mi Pad 2. The company has not even hinted about a follow up to their tablet lineup. However, leaked promotional materials have uncovered the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3, which is slated for a Dec. 30, 2016 release.

The previous model was released with two options, a Windows-powered model and an Android-running variant. But the leaked specifications for the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 only indicate a single model running on Windows 10. The new tablet is also reported to be bigger than all of its predecessors, according to GSMArena.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 design

At first glance, the tablet looks like another iPad clone with its brushed metal body. All of its sides and corners are sporting a curved design. A primary camera is found on the top right corner of its enclosure with an LED flash to its right . Other than the camera sensor, the entire rear panel is barren except for the company's engraved logo. Its forward side is populated by a selfie camera towards the top half and an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor below the screen. The right side is home to its volume control buttons and its power key, while its left features nothing notable. The bottom bears a USB Type-C port as well as two bottom-firing speakers. Leaked photos suggest that the device comes in either grey or gold colors. The tablet reportedly measures 239.5mm x 164.5mm x 6.08mm and only weighs 380 grams

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 hardware

Xiaomi prepares to surprise its consumers with two storage options, which holds 128GB and another with 256GB of internal memory. The Mi Pad 3 will run on a 7th generation Core m3-7Y30 CPU with an integrated Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU. The RAM appears to be an 8GB unit for both models. It appears to be using a 9.7-inch Sharp IPS panel with a 2048 x 1536 display resolution and 264ppi pixel density. It uses an 8-megapixel selfie camera, while its primary imaging tool is a combo 16-megapixel shooter with a dual-tone LED flash. It holds an 8,290mAh battery and boasts support for Quick Charge 3.0 technology.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 price 

The tablets are expectedly going to be priced at $289 for the 128GB model and $332 for the higher 256GB storage option. A magnetic keyboard dock accessory was also leaked with a price of $14

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