Xiaomi has unveiled its latest tablet to enter the Malaysian market, the Redmi Pad. Xiaomi has shipped tablets before, but this is the first time it’s releasing one under its budget sub-brand, which comes with respectable specs and an affordable price tag.
The tablet sports a big 10.61-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, a typical brightness of 400 nits, and a native resolution of 2000x1200. While the near-entry-level device doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor for unlocking or even a 3.5mm headphone jack, it does have a whopping four speakers with support for Dolby Atmos.
For the processing power, the Redmi Pad runs on a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, an SoC that was announced just a few months back — it's refreshing to see a budget tablet opt for a more current chip instead of an outdated one. It comes in three configurations starting from 3GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage with an expandable storage slot.
Of course, even an affordable tablet needs to have proper cameras for video calling. The Redmi Pad has two cameras in total; a single 8MP sensor both on the back and up front on the display. The front camera has a 105-degree field-of-view and is paired with the brand's FocusFrame technology that keeps people in the centre of the frame regardless of where they are positioned during a call.
The device is powered by a hefty 8,000mAh battery, which Xiaomi says should get you through the day. It also supports 18W fast charging, though it comes with a 22.5W charger in the box. As for connectivity, the tablet supports dual-band Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.3.
The Redmi Pad comes in grey, silver and green. It is available starting from today on the brand's Shopee and Lazada pages and its authorised retail stores. The 3GB+64GB configuration retails for RM899, the 4GB+128GB for RM999 and the 6GB+128GB for RM1,099.
Xiaomi has released the first tablet under budget sub-brand Redmi.
The Redmi Pad comes with a large display and a recent chipset from MediaTek.
The tablet retails between RM899 to RM1,099, with three configurations.