Xiaomi tablet prototype currently undergoing testing at Foxconn


More details of the purported Xiaomi Android tablet have emerged, stating that the first prototypes are currently undergoing testing at Foxconn.

According to reports on Chinese sites, and from our very own sources, Xiaomi are working on a 7-inch Android tablet, and it should launch this year, but don’t expect it at the August 16th press event.

August 16th is the big day when Xiaomi are expected to launch a number of products including the flagship Xiaomi Mi3, the entry-level red rice phone, a Smart TV and their new tablet. However, it isn’t likely the tablet will be ready in time for the August date as Foxconn have only just begun testing of the first prototypes with reports suggesting that only the body shape has been finalised.

Full details have yet to be released, and only we know for now is that the Xiaomi tablet should have a 7-inch display, run a version of MIUI and cost just 999 Yuan ($160).

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23 Comments

  1. VALMIKI
    June 29, 2013

    hi andi!

    feels bad to know that this baby may never make it to India…
    xiaomi is an international brand so why are these guys not launching internationally..

    • Ward
      June 29, 2013

      Nobody stops you from buying it online?

      • Valmiki
        June 30, 2013

        Yes Ward,
        But the Price at which ill be buying it from the online resellers , will give me an ipad4 with international warranty..
        🙁

    • June 29, 2013

      Hi, they aren’t an international brand. They only recently launched in Hong Kong and Taiwan. There are rumours they might launch in the US, but nothing has been confirmed yet.

  2. sam (@nirvanaman_1985)
    June 29, 2013

    I wish xiaomi and huawei would release 9.7/10.1″ modern tablets with 1920×1080+ resolution at a low price, the smaller chinese brands have awful quality tablets.

  3. June 29, 2013

    Yup! Hope they do come to India. If they are serious and price it good like they do here, they can easily beat MMX! And I guess Gionee is going to take some of the market from MMX. They are doing great! I wish they succeed! 🙂

  4. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    Its cheap! I mean for local chinese people……for lots of other potential international customers, its not! We have to pay those greedy resellers, shipping fee etc, eventually it might cost us $300???

    • Jepp
      June 30, 2013

      +1

    • June 30, 2013

      Greedy? You would do the same if you had the chance hypocryte !

      • Liljohn
        June 30, 2013

        What did u say??? You……..you……….you are RIGHT!!! Lololol! =) I said that from a customer’s perspective….peace!

  5. Jason
    June 30, 2013

    The competition is fierce in the 7 inch tablet market, even the current Google/Asus Nexus 7 tablet has very good specs considering the price. According to rumors, the new Nexus 7 tablet will be released soon with better specs (for example, Full HD screen) and maybe at the same price point.

    Asus has recently released the Memo Pad HD 7 tablet for 129 US dollar. More “A” brands companies are focusing on cheap tablets targeting people in China and developing countries.

  6. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    However the pic above doesnt look like a 7” tablet……really hope that it would be 8”…..and if i could get it delivered to my address for $250 i might buy one…

  7. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    The problem is the resellers price….what a strange mechanism? Why cant we order directly from xiaomi? Why dont xiaomi accept international orders outside china, taiwan, and hk?

  8. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    Hopefully it will be powered by intels clovertrail! =) xiaomi really should do something to satisfy international orders…the resellers price is ruining it all….its too high for a product with ”no warranty”

  9. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    They said they want to double their selling rate? Just open up and accept international orders directly, no resellers, they wil not only double it, they could triple it!

  10. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    Call me desperate miboy! =)

  11. Jason
    June 30, 2013

    I am hoping a Snapdragon 600 CPU and at least 1280×720 resolution. However, for the price of 160 USD, I don’t think it is possible. Maybe RK3188 chipset is inside or an older CPU of Qualcomm.

  12. Liljohn
    June 30, 2013

    I have a friend that might have a trip to china, if by that time xiaomi mi3 has been released, how can he get it for the $320 chinese price? Can he order online directly from xiaomi.com?
    Andi i need a clue…

  13. Jason
    June 30, 2013

    Even buying from the official website will be difficult, it will most likely be sold out in a couple of minutes based on earlier phone releases.

    • June 30, 2013

      Yes that is true, but if you really wanted one (and are in China) you can always pay a little extra and buy one from the grey market.

  14. Liljohn
    July 2, 2013

    Which grey market? Could you be more specicific? Btw could you tell me how did u get your xiaomi mi2? How much did u pay for it?

  15. Liljohn
    July 2, 2013

    How much (approximately) is the price difference?

  16. Liljohn
    July 2, 2013

    Is it true that xiaomi phones dont have backlight for the virtual buttons? (Back, home,settings)