Xiaomi has finally launched the successor to 2015’s Mi Pad 2. The company has unveiled the new Mi Pad 3 today, while changing the formula for their tablets once again.

Mi Pad 3 has been released in China for now, and there is no word on an international launch, yet. It is available in Champagne Gold color option and costs $220.

Design and Display

Mi Pad 3 looks exactly the same as Mi Pad 2 and features the similar metal frame as well. The display features a 7.9 inch IPS LCD panel with QXGA (2048 x 1536) resolution and 326 ppi pixel density.

Internals and Storage

The Mi Pad 3 features a Mediatek MT 8176 hexa-core processor with 4 GB RAM. For comparison’s sake, the Mi Pad 2 featured a quad core Intel Atom X5-Z8500 processor with 2 GB of RAM.

There is only single storage option of 64 GB and no microSD card slot. There is no SIM card slot either so it can’t be used as a cellular device.

Camera and Battery

Mi Pad 3 features a 13 MP f/2.2 aperture sensor primary camera, with no LED flash. While the front camera has a 5 MP f/2.0 aperture sensor.

The battery has received a slight boost compared to the Mi Pad 2. Mi Pad 3 comes with a 6600 mAh non-removable battery which is a tad higher than the Mi Pad 2’s 6190 mAh unit.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 Specifications

  • CPU: 3x 2.1 GHz Cortex-A72 & 3x 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Chipset: Mediatek MT8176
  • GPU: PowerVR GX6250
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow with MIUI 8
  • Design:
    • Dimensions: 200.4 x 132.6 x 7 mm
    • Weight: 328 grams
  • Display:
    • 7.9-inch with QXGA (2048 x 1536) resolution at 326 ppi
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 4 GB
    • Internal: 64 GB
    • Card slot: no
  • Camera:
    • Primary: 13 MP, f/2.2, 1080p video
    • Secondary: 5 MP, f/2.0
  • Battery: 6600 mAh
  • Colors: Champagne Gold
  • Price: $220 (CNY 1499)