Chinese manufacturing giant, Xiaomi, will return to the tablet market after several years out of the scene. After the release of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 in June 2018, the Mi Pad series entered a dormant period. Since 2018, there has been no tablet in the Mi Pad series. Finally, after three years, on August 10th, the company will unveil the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5. This tablet will be the successor to the three years old Xiaomi Mi Pad 4. The Xiaomi Mi pad series did not only go dormant, its official Weibo handle also went dormant.
However, with the launch of the Mi Pad 5 approaching, Xiaomi needs to rejuvenate its Mi Pad Weibo handle for important tablet-related news. Interestingly, the company’s social media team did not remember the password of the Weibo account. It has to initially announce a tablet-related news on its Xiaomi smartphone Weibo account.
Yesterday, Xiaomi Tablet finally released its first Weibo post after three years. The post reads “Ok…Ok…Long time no see~”
Subsequently, the company had to explain what transpired. Its follow up Weibo post reads “On November 8, 2018, after the last Weibo of “Xiaomi Tablet”, it experienced company-level changes such as changes in operating personnel and organizational structure adjustments; at the same time, the Xiaomi Tablet product line also entered a three-year research and development period, at this time, there were no new products”
The company further explains that since it did not access the Weibo account for a long time, the account was temporarily frozen following Weibo’s rules. The process of reactivating the account took longer than the company has anticipated.
However, Xiaomi Tablet now has its Weibo handle back and it wrote “This time we come back, we will also bring new products. Waiting for the official meeting with you on August 10. We will tell you the stories of the past three years”.
From the reports so far, there will be three new Xiaomi tablets at this event. One version will come with the Snapdragon 860 SoC and will support 33W fast charging. The other two will come with the Snapdragon 870 SoC and will support 67W fast charging. All models come with a 2K 120Hz LCD display. However, only the top models will support 5G.
According to the speculations so far, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series will come with a 2560 x 1600 resolution screen. This device will use an ultra-high-quality LCD display with a size of 10.95 inches. In addition to the 120Hz high refresh rate, this device will also support a 240Hz touch sampling rate. Furthermore, this tablet will support 4096-level touch and In-Cell active pen technology. As of now, the official price of the device is still under wraps. We will have to wait a few days for the company to unveil more information about this device.