Good Android Tablets are quite rare and are hard to find in Indian online markets. Apart from the Samsung Galaxy Tab series and the Apple iPad series, you don’t have many good tablet options available to consider purchasing. Google itself doesn’t care much about Android tablets and hasn’t released any new official Google Pixel tablets in a while. This might change though in the future thanks to the Android 12L Tablet version development.
If you have been looking for an alternative option to the Apple iPad and Samsung Galaxy Tablet, you would be happy to know that the Xiaomi Pad 5 will be launching in India on April 27th. You will be able to pre-order / purchase Xiaomi Pad 5 from Amazon.in soon after the launch. A promo page is already up showcasing various specs and features. Check here for the pricing details, launch offers, and first sale date info.
Update: Xiaomi Pad 5 price in India starts at Rs 23,499. You can get it for a launch offer price of Rs 21,499 when you buy using an HDFC Bank Credit Card. Xiaomi Pad 5 First Sale on Amazon.in is scheduled for May 3rd, 2022.
Xiaomi Pad 5 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 chipset and features an 11-inch WQHD+ resolution screen. It supports a max refresh rate of 120hz and a peak brightness of 500nits. This panel offers 100% DCI-P3 color gamut for a good visual experience.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 860 is an octa-core processor which has 1x Cortex-A76 core, 3x Cortex-A76 cores, and 4x Cortex-A55 cores. For graphics, it has Adreno 640 GPU. This process offers similar performance to Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset which we saw on many flagship phones like OnePlus 8T, Xiaomi Mi 10T, Samsung Galaxy S20 Fan Edition, etc. It is not the latest flagship Snapdragon chipset but is a very capable processor to have in an Android device.
Xiaomi Pad 5 can be bought in two storage configurations. The base model has 6GB Ram and 128GB storage. You can get this with 6GB Ram and 256GB Storage. It uses LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. Xiaomi has equipped this tablet with an 8720mAh battery and uses a USB Type-C port to juice it up. Like every other Xiaomi Android device, it runs on a modified MIUI-based Android operating system. We currently don’t have any info on the exact Android version this model will ship with in India.
Xiaomi Pad 5 comes with a Xiaomi Smart Pen. This supports Magnetic Wireless Charging and can be fully charged in 18 mins. A 60s charge will let you use it for up to 20 mins. This smartpen supports 4096-level pressure sensitivity offering precise, smooth pen strokes.
There are two cameras on the Xiaomi Pad 5. You get a 13MP rear shooter as well as an 8MP front camera. The rear can shoot up to 4K @ 30fps videos while the front camera tops up at Full HD 1080P @ 30fps. It has 4 speakers and supports Dolby Atmos audio.
You can buy Xiaomi Pad 5 in two color options – Pearl White and Cosmic Gray. Currently, we don’t if Xiaomi will be launching both of these colors in India. This post will be updated with the launch prices and first sale info once it becomes available.