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Xiaomi Announces Mi Pad, Android-powered Tablet with NVIDIA Tegra K1 Processor

Late last night, Xiaomi announced a new Android-powered tablet, the Mi Pad, featuring specs that will make you turn your head. Xiaomi’s iPad Mini look-alike, is headlined by NVIDIA’s newest Tegra K1 processor, as well as a design which is sure to stir up Apple’s legal team.

As if the quad-core Tegra K1 wasn’t enough to keep our interest, the Mi Pad comes packed with 2GB of RAM, 16GB (up to 64GB) of on-board storage , a microSD card slot, 7.9″ IPS display (2048 x 1536), 8MP rear-facing shooter, and a 5MP front-facing camera. 

Due to the fact that this Mi Pad looks almost exactly like the iPad Mini, we can safely say that this tablet may not ever come to the US on retail shelves. However, if we could see more Android OEMs putting spec sheets like this in their tablets, we would not be complaining.

Think Xiaomi should go ahead and try releasing the device over here? We say, “yes!”

  • E A butler

    Does this thing have Google Sevices?? I doubt it… Chinese brands never use Google Services….. NIce device, but No Google=No sale

  • trixnkix637

    Can we export it to the States? Or is that just a bad idea all around?

  • The Dude

    Forgot to mention it comes with MIUI, which is just about the best Android rom.

    • trixnkix637

      MIUI, Cyanogenmod, Paranoid Android, Carbon Rom, & Liberty ROM (in that order)

  • mcdonsco

    Wait until Apple attorneys get a gander at this one!

  • Mark Snider

    It’s like the ipad mini and iPhone 5c had sex and produced an Android bastard child, but I’d pay that price for those specs

  • Finire

    Nice specs, and I’m sure the price wouldn’t be too bad. I’d pick one up in a heartbeat if it comes to the states.

  • Ry Sav

    why cant there just be an all black one? ain’t got no time for them flashy colors!

  • jbdan

    Nice wall though 😉

  • flosserelli

    This will never come to the US because Apple would sue them before the first shipment arrived.

    • The Narrator

      Good thing there’s websites that ship to the US , that’s if the price doesn’t jack up

      • flosserelli

        Of course it will be available online. I meant it will never be sold through official retail outlets.

    • Ray


  • The Narrator

    Ugly, but still more powerful than a samsung tablet 😉

  • sagisarius

    Wow, nice tablet for a nice price. Doubt this will make it to the US, but it bodes well for what other tablets we’ll see this summer!

    • sagisarius

      Also, after watching the video. I could really see how Apple would be annoyed, that thing is laid out a lot like the iPad, including the changes they made to android.

      • ReturnOfTheMack

        Yeah it looks like an iPad 5c

    • James

      Nice price? Where does it say price

      • sagisarius

        I few ppl have posted it in the comments (for some reason they didn’t mention it in the article). About $240 for 16GB and about $272 for 64GB (though that’s currency converted).

    • Michael Nyitrai

      maybe i overlooked it, but i could not find a price, could you elaborate?

  • The Mi Pad (probably pronounced like My Pad) is too similar to iPad. Somebody’s getting sued

    • The Narrator


  • DC_Guy

    Apple’s lawyers are dreaming up lawsuits as I type this…

  • T4rd

    Will probably be faster and cheaper than any Samsung tab.

  • Droid Ronin

    I hope MIUI v6 does not look like this. Looks way too pastel-ly and iOS7-like.

    • KingofPing

      The great thing about MIUI is that you can change how *everything* looks. You can make it look like GB…or WP8…or IOS…

      • Abgar Musayelyan

        but not android :

        • KingofPing


          GB=GingerBread. it’s a version of Android. The post implied, I thought pretty well, that you could pretty much make it look like anything.

          :, indeed.

          • James

            Lol he didnt know what GB meant, I could tell given the context but I never have heard of it refereed to as GB, so i dont blame him. You could ease up a little bit

          • KingofPing


            For me? That is relaxed.

            …yeah, I know…

  • Their 4k 49″ TV for $649 seems better to me. unfortunately, only available in China.

    • I saw a couple 4k tv’s at Costco a couple days ago for like $2400-$3500 I thought those where dang good prices..

  • Ray

    Why does every OEM announce a product with no damn price? seriously

  • randompsychology

    Looks a lot like the iPad Mini and iPhone 5c. Yuck.

    • A LOT.

    • The Narrator

      Specs/Price >>>>>>>>>>Design

  • shmigga

    Wow…very ugly.

  • litobirdy

    price? conversion, how muchhh

    • I saw prices on Anandtech. “It will launch in China sometime in June priced at 1499 yuan ($240) for the 16GB model and 1699 yuan ($272) for the 64GB model.”

      Want a K1 tablet so badly but not this ripoff design.