Xiaomi has launched its latest tablet and phone in China. They are the Mi Pad 2 and Redmi Note 3, both of which run with the Android platform. They are the company’s first all-metal tablet and phone.
The Redmi Note 3 smartphone has a 5.5-inch display and a 1080 x 1920-pixel resolution. In comparison, the Mi Pad 2 has a 7.9-inch display with 2,048 x 1,536-pixel resolution. That is a resolution more comparable to the iPad Mini 4.
The Redmi Note 3 has two gigabytes of RAM. It includes a couple of higher and lower models with 16 and 32 gigabytes of internal storage. The Mi Pad 2 tablet also has similar storage specs with two GB RAM and 16 GB storage, but you can expand that to 128 GB with its microSD slot.
One novelty of the Redmi Note 3 is its fingerprint sensor at the back of the phone. With the sensor you can unlock the phone with fingerprint recognition. The Redmi Note 3 is Xiaomi’s first to include a fingerprint sensor.
As mentioned, Android platforms underpin both the Mi Pad 2 and Remi Note 3. That is an Android MIUI 7 OS that launches apps faster than other alternatives and has variable UI themes. However, Xiaomi is also releasing a Windows 10 version of the Mi Pad 2.
Both are launching in China this December, but Xiaomi has not announced any Mi Pad 2 or Remi Note 3 launch dates for the USA or Europe yet. However, GearBest is now open to U.S. and U.K. pre-orders for the Mi Pad 2 unlocked variant. Click here to open the Mi Pad 2 page on the GearBest website. There the tablet is available at $204. Below are further specifications for the Mi Pad 2 and Remi Note 3.
Mi Pad 2
- Processor: 2.24GHz quad-core Intel X5-Z8500 CPU
- RAM: 2 GB
- Internal Storage: 16/64 GB (128 GB with microSD)
- Display: 7.9 inch 1536 x 2048 resolution
- Cameras: 5 megapixel front camera and 8 megapixel rear camera
- Video: 1080p
Redmi Note 3
- Processor: MediaTek Helio X10
- RAM: 2/3 GB
- Internal Storage: 16/32 GB (no expansion slot)
- Display: 5.5 inch 1080 x 1920 resolution
- Cameras: 13 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel secondary camera
- Video: 1080p@30fps