Chinese tech giant, Xiaomi, yesterday announced the release of their latest tablet models – the Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro alongside the Xiaomi 13 Ultra.
These new devices are a replacement for the previous generation, the Xiaomi Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro, which were launched in 2021. With the new tablets, Xiaomi aims to offer a more advanced and user-friendly experience to its users.
The Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro come with a range of exciting features, such as improved display technology, enhanced camera capabilities, and upgraded processors.
In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the new Xiaomi tablets, exploring their design, features, and performance.
Design, specs and features
Both the Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro feature an 11-inch 144Hz LCD screen (2,880 x 1,800) and fundamentally look the same design wise.
The standard Pad 6 is powered by the Snapdragon 870 SoC and comes in three storage and RAM options, 6GB + 128GB, 8GB + 128GB, and 8GB + 256GB.
This is similar with what we had with the Xiaomi Pad 5 apart from the SoC, which is an upgrade from the Snapdragon 860.
The Pad 6 also features a fairly huge 8840mAh battery with support for 33W charging.
Xiaomi’s Pro model is clearly the star of the show here though, featuring a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 processor, a huge improvement over the 870 5G SoC found in the Pad 5 Pro.
The Pro model also features a slightly smaller 8600 mAh battery but supports higher 67W wired charging. You can also get the Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro in either of the following storage options, 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB.
Their cameras is where the difference between the base and Pro models really show. For the Xiaomi Pad 6, it has a 13MP main camera with an 8MP secondary shooter.
As for the Pro model, this comes with a 50MP camera at the back, and a 20MP camera in front.
Pricing & availability of the Xiaomi Pad 6
The Xiaomi Pad 6 has a starting price of ¥1,999 (approximately $290/£235/Ksh 39,000) in China for the 6GB/128GB model, while the Pro version starts from ¥2,499 (about $360/£290/Ksh 48,000) for the 8GB/128GB model.
However, it’s important to note that prices in China may not reflect prices in other markets.
In the past, the Xiaomi 5 Pro version was not released internationally, and the starting price of the regular Pad 5 was £369/€349/Ksh 43,000.
It’s reasonable to expect similar pricing this time, possibly even slightly higher.
There’s no word on global availability just yet, but seeing that the Xiaomi Pad 5 was received well globally, we’re optimistic that the Pad 6 range will see a global release too.