Xiaomi’s MiPad 3 leaks out, no Android variant in sight


Xiaomi isn’t nearly as aggressive in the tablet market as it is with its smartphones. Their last tablet the MiPad 2 was fairly average, and failed to stand out amongst the competition. Now Xiaomi seems to hope they can come back swinging with the recently leaked MiPad 3.

These leaked slides detail quite a bit of the Xiaomi MiPad 3’s specifications. The device is said to have a 9.7-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS display. Other than that, the tablet is said to measure only 6.08mm, and it may also come with a keyboard dock ala other Windows tablets.

 

Other alleged specifications of the Mi Pad 3 shown off in the slides include the Intel Core m3-7Y30 processor paired with 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, as well as two choices of eMMC storage (128GB and 256GB). There’s also a very nice 8290mAh battery, which is reassuring. The MiPad 3 is said to feature a fingerprint sensor as well as 16MP rear and 8MP front-facing cameras for snapping pictures.

Curiously, rumours are saying that an Android variant of the Mi Pad 3 is nowhere to be seen, suggesting that Xiaomi has dropped it in favour of the Windows variant. This isn’t really all too shocking when you consider that the Android-powered MiPad 2 wasn’t as well received as its Windows-powered sibling.

 

While these information are certainly exciting, it’s worth noting that Xiaomi itself has not revealed anything about the Mi Pad 3. Regardless, we’ll find out more on the 30th of December, which is supposedly the launch date of the tablet.

It’ll be interesting to see if the Mi Pad 3 will indeed carry 1,999 Chinese yuan ($228) and 2,299 yuan ($331) price tags for the 128GB and 256GB models respectively.

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56 Comments

  1. Jurica Dragicevic
    December 15, 2016

    i would like to see tablet from them with bigger screen…10-12 inch or something

    • Ibrahim
      December 15, 2016

      Xiaomi are not doing well in laptops and tablets. I tried Mi Pad 1 and it was great, but the UI is very bad. It is like a blown up version of Mi UI. There is no optimize for the big screen.

  2. gareth7o9
    December 15, 2016

    Ooooo! I loved the look of the Mi Pad 2 but was going to wait for a more beefy processor and 4GB of RAM. Looks like I am in luck if they are using a Core M and 8GB of Ram. I hope it’s released soon as I am looking to buy……been looking at Teclast’s but not sure.

    • Ibrahim
      December 15, 2016

      Teclast is bad. I tried two tablets.. Both of them were horrible.. Yes specs sound sexy… 9.7 retina display with quad core and 4GB 64GB and dual OS..
      But in reality it is crap.

    • Alex
      December 15, 2016

      Teclast devices is like the lottery, you can play but most likely you’ll loose. Both your money and your time.

    • Rene Vetterli
      December 16, 2016

      5 inch phones have bigger batteries than 8 or 10 inch teclast tablets

  3. Alex
    December 15, 2016

    I only have one thing to say regarding Mi pad 3: XIAOMI, just shut up and take my money!

  4. Stef
    December 15, 2016

    Dual OS this. Having an ultra book means that I’ll rarely use Windows on this small screen. But android? Gladly, just give us the choice (like last year).

  5. Qidamin
    December 15, 2016

    No Android but in the first picture this is Miui lockscreen?! yeah MiPAd2 was not that good, I’ve sold it, pretty unsatisfied with it.

    • Luis Amaral
      December 15, 2016

      At some point I was looking at that tablet.
      Can you detail why you didnt like the tablet?

      • Qidamin
        December 16, 2016

        I got many issues when browsing the web, sometimes websites didn’t want to open (in China, using Chinese rom, using Miui browser and others, trying to open Chinese websites). I have succeded one time to install another android rom, then went back to official Miui, and from then impossible to change again, the tablet was not recognized. Transferring files was buggy and most of the time big files needed the tablet to be plugged two or tree times to be able to transfer…Really regretting the first MiPad!

        • paranoid_gr
          December 16, 2016

          The first two weeks I had also problems ,some of which you also had, but these wre due to the shitty rom that was installed from the seller. I followed the rules from the miui forum to unlock the bootloader and install miui 8 rom and the tablet has since been a different device.

          • Qidamin
            December 16, 2016

            I had the tablet with official rom, put Miui 8 but still had the same problems. I suspect the drivers and Windows were the problem, but I have spent too much time on it, trying eveything. I have just sold it.

      • paranoid_gr
        December 16, 2016

        I also have the tablet and my opinion really differs from the one above.But of course the opinion of the device is correlated to the way you use it.The usage I am get from the Mipad 2 is purely for entertainment reasons I use it for browsing,fb,instagram and some games when I am at home and for movies when travelling.Once in a while if I am on the road and need something for the work like send emails or look at a spreadsheet or code to slack I use the tablet.

  6. Jurica Dragicevic
    December 15, 2016

    i would like to see tablet from them with bigger screen…10-12 inch or something

    • Ibrahim
      December 15, 2016

      Xiaomi are not doing well in laptops and tablets. I tried Mi Pad 1 and it was great, but the UI is very bad. It is like a blown up version of Mi UI. There is no optimize for the big screen.

    • Stef
      December 15, 2016

      Install RemixOs (if you can). A proper tablet OS

    • Ibrahim
      December 16, 2016

      I don’t know how to install ROMS and root etc..

    • Zutanito
      December 16, 2016

      Remix OS is not a good tablet OS, is more like a 2-in-1 OS.

    • Stef
      December 16, 2016

      The process is automated. You basically need to do a coupleasure of clicks and prepare the boot disk:

      https://www.google.com/search?hl=en-US&ie=UTF-8&source=android-browser&q=how+to+install+remix+os&gfe_rd=cr&ei=r_BTWNzbO-na8AfJ_oaABw&gws_rd=ssl

    • Stef
      December 16, 2016

      Change the launcher of RemixOS and it becomes a tablet OS. Add gesture control and split screen (marshmallow developers options) and it’s a high end tablet experience.

  7. gareth7o9
    December 15, 2016

    Ooooo! I loved the look of the Mi Pad 2 but was going to wait for a more beefy processor and 4GB of RAM. Looks like I am in luck if they are using a Core M and 8GB of Ram. I hope it’s released soon as I am looking to buy……been looking at Teclast’s but not sure.

    • Ibrahim
      December 15, 2016

      Teclast is bad. I tried two tablets.. Both of them were horrible.. Yes specs sound sexy… 9.7 retina display with quad core and 4GB 64GB and dual OS..
      But in reality it is crap.

    • Alex
      December 15, 2016

      Teclast devices is like the lottery, you can play but most likely you’ll loose. Both your money and your time.

    • renevetterli
      December 16, 2016

      5 inch phones have bigger batteries than 8 or 10 inch teclast tablets

  8. Alex
    December 15, 2016

    I only have one thing to say regarding Mi pad 3: XIAOMI, just shut up and take my money!

  9. Arefin
    December 15, 2016

    WOW ! Intel M3-7Y30 and 8GB RAM on a $300 device. Hope they will add a microSD card slot this time (most probably they won’t). I also like to see a 12″ variant.

    • Alex
      December 20, 2016

      Oh, they won’t add that, rest asure. They need to upsell you the 256Gb variant of course. I might let them do that to me, lol

  10. Stef
    December 15, 2016

    Dual OS this. Having an ultra book means that I’ll rarely use Windows on this small screen. But android? Gladly, just give us the choice (like last year).

  11. Qidamin
    December 15, 2016

    No Android but in the first picture this is Miui lockscreen?! yeah MiPAd2 was not that good, I’ve sold it, pretty unsatisfied with it.

    • Luis Amaral
      December 16, 2016

      At some point I was looking at that tablet.
      Can you detail why you didnt like the tablet?

    • Qidamin
      December 16, 2016

      I got many issues when browsing the web, sometimes websites didn’t want to open (in China, using Chinese rom, using Miui browser and others, trying to open Chinese websites). I have succeded one time to install another android rom, then went back to official Miui, and from then impossible to change again, the tablet was not recognized. Transferring files was buggy and most of the time big files needed the tablet to be plugged two or tree times to be able to transfer…Really regretting the first MiPad!

    • paranoid_gr
      December 16, 2016

      I also have the tablet and my opinion really differs from the one above.But of course the opinion of the device is correlated to the way you use it.The usage I am get from the Mipad 2 is purely for entertainment reasons I use it for browsing,fb,instagram and some games when I am at home and for movies when travelling.Once in a while if I am on the road and need something for the work like send emails or look at a spreadsheet or code to slack I use the tablet.

    • paranoid_gr
      December 16, 2016

      The first two weeks I had also problems ,some of which you also had, but these wre due to the shitty rom that was installed from the seller. I followed the rules from the miui forum to unlock the bootloader and install miui 8 rom and the tablet has since been a different device.

    • Qidamin
      December 17, 2016

      I had the tablet with official rom, put Miui 8 but still had the same problems. I suspect the drivers and Windows were the problem, but I have spent too much time on it, trying eveything. I have just sold it.

  12. Joe mont
    December 16, 2016

    Can we get Linux on it, I really dont want to use Windows 10.

  13. Arefin
    December 16, 2016

    WOW ! Intel M3-7Y30 and 8GB RAM on a $300 device. Hope they will add a microSD card slot this time (most probably they won’t). I also like to see a 12″ variant.

    • Alex
      December 20, 2016

      Oh, they won’t add that, rest asure. They need to upsell you the 256Gb variant of course. I might let them do that to me, lol

  14. Zdeněk Anděl
    December 16, 2016

    I am using Acer One 10 and I was already looking for upgrade.So far that Chuwi Hi 10 Plus looked good but I will go for this one if prices stay…

  15. Guest
    December 16, 2016

    Can we get Linux on it, I really dont want to use Windows 10.

  16. Zdeněk Anděl
    December 16, 2016

    I am using Acer One 10 and I was already looking for upgrade.So far that Chuwi Hi 10 Plus looked good but I will go for this one if prices stay…

  17. BlockAdblock
    December 17, 2016

    Looks good but the 256GB one is much less of a good deal. $300 would be a hit.

    • Wolvie
      December 17, 2016

      But keep in mind that those posted prices are still local china prices.

      So for international buyer, expected the price to be much inflated by china online re-seller. Probably 30-50% on top of original price.

  18. BlockAdblock
    December 17, 2016

    Looks good but the 256GB one is much less of a good deal. $300 would be a hit.

    • Guest
      December 18, 2016

      But keep in mind that those posted prices are still local china prices.

      So for international buyer, expected the price to be much inflated by china online re-seller. Probably 30-50% on top of original price.

  19. Wolvie
    December 17, 2016

    If only i can replace the OS to a bug free Cyanogen (or any android/linux based OS) then this will be a perfect tablet.

    I never like windows OS in tablet as it is so resource hogging that make your tablet slow as hell after you use for some time. I got first hand past personal bad experience with Asus transformer also running windows 8.1 and it was very lag beyond hell.

  20. Guest
    December 18, 2016

    If only i can replace the OS to a bug free Cyanogen (or any android/linux based OS) then this will be a perfect tablet.

    I never like windows OS in tablet as it is so resource hogging that make your tablet slow as hell after you use for some time. I got first hand past personal bad experience with Asus transformer also running windows 8.1 and it was very lag beyond hell.

  21. Ylletroja
    January 10, 2017

    16:10 @ “8-8.4 for gods sake. These 4:3 tablets are terrible at being portable.

  22. Ylletroja
    January 10, 2017

    16:10 @ “8-8.4 for gods sake. These 4:3 tablets are terrible at being portable.

  23. artman-1
    February 6, 2017

    I have teclas dual boot tablet wich I have made/converted into a win 10 only tablet. It works well and could be happier with it. It took me some time to do it but it was worth it !

  24. Guest
    February 6, 2017

    I have teclas dual boot tablet wich I have made/converted into a win 10 only tablet. It works well and could be happier with it. It took me some time to do it but it was worth it !