After unveiling the Redmi Note 3, the second product to be unveiled at the Grand Finale event is the Mi Pad 2. Unlike the Mi Pad, the Mi Pad 2 comes with all-metal body and is much thinner than its predecessor. The tablet will be available in Dark Grey and Champagne Gold colours. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop based MIUI 7, but the company had announced the Windows 10 based Mi Pad 2 will be launched by the end of next month.
The new tablet is just 6.95 mm thin while its predecessor measured 8.5mm thickness. It is also on the lighter side by weighing 322 grams which is very light considering the screen size and the bigger battery. The tablet sports a 7.9-inch QXGA (2048×1536) display with a pixel density of 326 ppi. This is the same display resolution that cab be found in the iPad Mini 4.
As rumors suggested, it is powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom X5 Z8500 qua-core processor locked at 2.24GHz coupled with Intel HD graphics and 2GB of RAM. It will be available in 16GB and 64GB storage variants with no expandable storage option. It has an 8MP rear camera with no LED flash and a5MP selfie camera.
Improvements can also be found in the battery department where it sports a massive 6,190mAh. According to the company, it can last up to 648 hours on standby time and can give 100 hours of music playback. The tablet also supports fast charging with the provided 5V/2A power adapter. It has a USB Type-C port that was earlier seen on the Mi4c.
If you feel the tablet to be priced on the higher side costlier, then you are wrong; it priced almost similar to the original Mi Pad and that too with much-improved specifications. The 16GB variant costs just 999 Yuan while the 64GB variant is priced at 1299 Yuan.