mipad

China-based Xiaomi started selling its Android-based tablet, the Mi Pad, in its home country earlier this week and the company claimed that 50,000 units were sold in its first 3 minutes and 59 seconds.

The Mi Pad is the first tablet to be released with NVIDIA's new Tegra K1 quad-core processor running at 2.2 GHz. Perhaps more importantly, it's been designed to be a cheaper competitor to Apple's iPad mini. The 7.9 inch Mi Pad, which comes in five different colors, has a resolution of 2048x1536. Inside there is 2 GB of RAM, an eight megapixel rear camera and a five megapixel front facing camera, along with a 6700 mAh battery.

Xiaomi is selling the Mi Pad in its 16 GB version for CN¥1,499 ($240), while the 64 GB version is on sale for CN¥1,699 ($270). There is a microSD card slot for even more storage expansion. There's no word yet if the Mi Pad will be sold outside of China.

Source: Xiaomi via Neowin

 
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Premium1 says:

Pretty nice specs for the price

DWR_31 says:

It's so nice I'd even buy the pink one.

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Looks delicious...

tbonepat11 says:

Would definitely be interested in checking one out if it ever gets stateside. Great price for the specs.

Urvaksh_S says:

The specs for such a low price are really really good. No wonder so many of these sold. If this were to come to India they would sell like hotcakes :P

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TheMimic12 says:

This would sell well just about anywhere.
However, i think that the Apple-esque design might keep it from selling in the USA
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Urvaksh_S says:

I'm pretty sure people in America would take into consideration stuff like the OS and all much more closely than back here.

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Jordan Pt says:

Rather, I think he means Apple would sue them if they were sold in the US.

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Urvaksh_S says:

Lol didn't see that there

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TheMimic12 says:

Right on, my friend.

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Ravynmagi says:

Acer already sells a 7.9 tablet that looks EXACTLY like an iPad Mini and it's available now at Best Buy. Of course the specs are horrible. Though I imagine the Acer tablet is so bad it doesn't sell that well so Apple has probably ignored it for that reason. I think the Xiaomi Mi Pad looks different enough it won't be a problem. Apple doesn't hold a patent on the 4:3 aspect ratio yet. :)
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/acer-iconia-a1-830-7-9-tablet-16gb-white/425...

It's like an Android iPad

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josuearisty says:

3 minutes 59 seconds and something like 999 milliseconds! Yes, under four minutes!

NoNexus says:

What OS is it running? Stock, MIUI or a skin?

jayjay234 says:

Looks like iOS?

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big_Drew says:

Its probably more than a skin because I think these don't have GMS

TheMimic12 says:

Looks like miui to me

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intrepid359 says:

It's the latest version of MIUI.

hodan says:

That's the Xiaomi UI. It's called MIUI. You can stick it on your Nexus if you want.

NoNexus says:

I wouldn't. One of my first forays into ROMs was MIUI and I really did not like it compared to whatever version/skin that came with my phone. It is not for me

DavieH1888 says:

Bodes well for consumers if a company can release a device with these kind of specs at such a good price

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intrepid359 says:

That's what Xiaomi is all about. They're called the "Apple of China", except they make amazing products that sell for near-cost prices.

Dizfunctions says:

That's crazy...

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Akshay Sihag says:

Amazing specs.....will definitely going to buy one when it comes to India

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RadiantDuck says:

Actually would love this! Hope it comes to the UK!

rgao007 says:

I don't care what you think about the design or software, but you cannot deny the insanity of those specs for $250.

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Jordan Pt says:

Especially since with its popularity you can expect AOSP ROMs for it.

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rgao007 says:

If there isn't ROM support, at least you can get the Google Now launcher

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kcerica says:

Google certified or no play store?

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Ratnok says:

No. It's another frankenandroid like Kindle Fire.

s2weden2000 says:

Sideloaded playstore ..no problem

... ( 0ppo F5) ...

hoosiercub says:

If I could root/recovery/ROM one of these with stock 4.4.4 I'd love to have one for this price.

Jon Pham says:

If but one as well. But I'm pretty happy with my nexus 7

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ChillFactorz says:

This website has the Mipad at $359.99 for the 16gb version. Site says 100 in stock.
http://www.xiaomiworld.com/xiaomi-mipad.html?feedback=1
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CoreRooted says:

The text in the product description is hilarious!!! Joking aside, I'd pay $359 for those specs.

"Made the best Andriod Pad, better use than mini iPad"

"Specific design MIUI for MI-Pad. Developer verison will undated weekly."

"Improved features like lock screen , auncher, gallery ,video & reading for large screen .auncher, gallery ,video & reading for large screen"

xlDeMoNiClx says:

Not gonna lie, I was skeptical when I read the article title but after reading the article I'm not anymore. Pretty good deal.

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Top spec! UK launch please

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I'll second that

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thatguy97 says:

Unbelievable specs and good looks ya the UI is meh but you can always put a custom launcher do this is awesome apple can stick it

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D13H4RD2L1V3 says:

Mouth-watering specs, for an eye and mouth-watering price.

I hope we can get it in other ways other than flash sales...

rocket321 says:

I would love for Xiaomi to bring their high end but midrange priced devices to the US. We need more companies to force better prices on all the cash hungry players here. Nexus started it, Then Motorola and Oneplus followed, but we can always use more choice.

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$240 for 16GB and $270 for 64GB. $30 difference- the way it should be. BTW, does it come in any adult colors?

rgao007 says:

Haha I think white is as adult as it gets

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RaiderWill says:

I'll just call overseas and order it.. I want to see what that K1 is all about.. They can put it on a slow boat I'm not in a big rush.

deuceja says:

I can see this being banned just like Huawei phones in the U.S.

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Slufzs says:

This is pretty cool tablet!
Congrats, Xiaomi!

alexdoubleu says:

iprotablet.com has the MiPad and a whole bunch of really nice Chinese tablets for pretty cheap

I'm not seeing the mipad yet...:/

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alexdoubleu says:

Hmm it was on there a couple weeks ago the last time I checked

I checked everywhere and didn't see it. But they do have some decent stuff. I'd love to try one of those Chinese tablets and see how they perform.

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I want this...

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Art Ramirez says:

Yep, this gonna replace my 2012 Nexus 7. Nice.

plunder says:

Is this the aspect ratio people really want? Rather than the 16:9 or 16:10 more typical in Android.

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Apple will sue over the name.

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Lloydbm4 says:

Why is this considered a big deal? There are over 1 billion people in China and 50,000 units sold in 4 minutes is a lot? Don't Apple and Samsung sell nearly a million handsets every single day? But 50,000 of a tablet in one day is a big deal? Sorry, don't see what is so special about this???

I think Xiaomi sell their devices in limited batches online. So 50k in 4 minutes is like the people that line up outside shops for the new Samsung/HTC/Apple flagship.
Then they start selling them normally later on.

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Ratnok says:

Wow. You're way off. Apple only sells 177,000 per day. Samsung sells 122,000 per day.

50,000 in 4 minutes is a huge accomplishment. Apple sells 472 iPads in 4 minutes.

SOURCE: http://tabtimes.com/resources/the-state-of-the-tablet-market

s2weden2000 says:

apple don't sell that many..never did

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CeluGeek says:

Does this have Google services? If not, this is just an oversized featurephone. (featuretablet?)

Ratnok says:

No it doesn't. You have to buy your apps from the malware ridden 3rd party Chinese market, and you don't get access to Google's apps.

Hunter Petit says:

Once/if it comes to the states, buy one, throw a Cyanogen ROM on there and I'll be happy!

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TheMimic12 says:

you ready to compile all the code to flash it?

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scouser73 says:

Hopefully this will be solf outside of the Asian market, it looks like a great tablet and I'd be interested in buying one.

kioshi says:

Oh Xiaomi why don't you come to more countries?

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