After years in which the world of Android manufacturers had subordinated itself to the market leader Apple and practically capitulated, the subject of Android tablets is fortunately picking up speed again. With Android 12L, Google had even surprisingly announced a version of its mobile operating system explicitly optimized for large screens for the first time since Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
In addition to companies like Lenovo and Samsung, who have remained true to the format for a long time, Xiaomi recently reported back from a break. The models of the Xiaomi Pad 5 series are among the best Android tablets in terms of technology and are also downright affordable.
The stupid thing: Of course, European customers are disadvantaged again. Not all versions of the tablet made it out of the Chinese market. This could also be the case with the next generation, but one of the upcoming devices will probably also be sold in the USA and Europe.
Redmi Pad certified by FCC
Even if Redmi is officially on its own two feet, the company is of course still closely linked to the parent company Xiaomi. A few months ago, a Redmi Pad was announced through a leak alongside devices that were probably versions of the Xiaomi Pad 6. The American certification authority FCC has now given the green light. Their documents also give some information about the hardware.
Accordingly, the Redmi Pad is equipped with a 7,800 mAh battery, dual Band-Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5, as well as 4 or 6 GB RAM and 64 or 128 GB flash memory. According to the source, a variant with 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage was also tested. Of course, Xiaomi’s highly customized Android interface MIUI OS 13 is used as the operating system.
Unfortunately, the big question mark is still the size, although for some this might be the most important specification to decide whether the Redmi Pad is interesting for you. The Xiaomi Pad 5 measures 11 inches diagonally, which Redmi could use as a guide. In terms of price, I reckon it will start at around 250 to 300 euros, and the performance should have taken place by the end of September.
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