In the vacuum left by Huawei in particular on the market for Android tablets with Google services, Xiaomi is stepping into the new Pad 5. The company delivers upscale equipment at a price of 400 euros which includes a Snapdragon 860, an 11-inch 120 Hz display, four speakers and support for a stylus.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 inevitably has to be compared with the current iPad Air from Apple (test), because at first glance the tablets could hardly look more similar. Xiaomi also relies on a design with a flattened frame, a display that extends far to the edge and a flat back made of aluminum. For the German market, versions in Cosmic Gray and Pearl White are planned, which will be offered from September 23 with 128 GB memory for 399.90 euros from Xiaomi itself, Media Markt and Saturn. Sales are also planned at Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and O2, but the tablet is only offered with WiFi.
WQXGA on 11 inches with 120 Hz
The upscale features mentioned at the beginning mainly mean the 11-inch display in 16:10 format with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which Apple only offers from the iPad Pro (test), which costs at least 879 euros. For the screen with a resolution of 2,560 × 1,600 pixels, Xiaomi specifies coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and support for Dolby Vision, but information on brightness is still missing. Analogous to “True Tone” at Apple, the “True Display” from Xiaomi automatically adjusts the white point to the ambient light.
Optionally also with stylus
The Xiaomi Smart Pen is optionally available with 4,096 pressure levels and a 240 Hz touch sampling rate. The stylus weighs 12.2 grams and offers so-called smart pen function keys to quickly take notes or screenshots or to switch between pen and eraser. The pen is held magnetically to the frame and is also charged there.