MI Pad 5 Android Tablet 5G
Xiaomi‘s next-generation Android tablet, called the MI Pad 5, has received certification from China‘s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIT). Marked by a notable tipster known as the Digital Chat Station, the new Android tablet supports 5G and is said to carry model number M2105K81C. The Tipster also mentions that only the 5G-capable MI Pad 5 has yet to receive the certification that carries the Coachcom Snapdragon 870 Soci under the hood. The Xiaomi Snapdragon 860 chipset is said to be working on a 4G tablet of the same name (probably with the Plus or Lite suffix), but Tipster’s notes are still not getting the certificate. Meanwhile, the Chinese technology company has registered the MI Pad 5’s accessories with the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) which has complained that it has highlighted the design of its keyboard. Xiaomi has not yet confirmed the development of the tablet.
According to MySmartPrice, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5’s additional keyboard and supported stylus design have been featured on the CNIPA site. As can be seen in the figure, the keyboard accessories have adjustable support to allow users to tilt the display viewing angles to a seemingly 80-degree angle. The render also has a slim cutout on the front for the stylus to look like an Apple pencil. At the back, there is a square-shaped cutout in the top-left corner for the rear camera module. The report speculates that the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will carry a dual rear camera. Previously, XDA developers identified three code names in the three MIUI 12.5 codes, ‘Enema, and ‘Elisha’, indicating three MI Pad 5 models. The Enema model will support voice calls by offering cellular connectivity, while Elisha and Nabu will lack this feature. All three tablets are rumored to have a 16:10 aspect ratio with 2,500 × 1,600 pixel resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and an IPS LCD panel. Xiaomi last came back in 2018 with an Android tablet series, namely, the MI Pad 4 series.
The advent of a new tablet is understandable as the tablet market is slowly growing due to the pandemic, accelerating the demand for convenient, portable gadgets between homework and e-learning conditions. According to market analyst IDC, the global tablet market was “outstanding” in the fourth quarter of 2020, growing 19.5 percent year-over-year and driving a total of 52.2 million units. Xiaomi will also expect to compete with its rivals like Realm which recently announced the development of Realm Pad. OnePlus is also reportedly working on the new OnePlus Pad.