more than a year has passed since Xiaomi launched a tablet for the last time; the Mi Pad 3 was launched last year by merging an iPad-style design with MIUI. Since then, there has been no news of a successor.
But according to a new report from XDA-Developers, the alignment of Mi Pad far from dead, since Xiaomi is currently developing a tablet device that will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, and there is a high probability that it will be launched as Mi Pad 4.
By the way, the probable code name of Mi Pad 4 "clover".
– Mishaal Rahman (@MishaalRahman), April 26, 2018
XDA-Developers obtained the firmware files from @FunkyHuawei, which contains details on a Xiaomi tablet whose existence confirmed in the MIUI configuration data set and in the build.prop files provided by the source.
As for the specifications, the Mi Pad 4 should be equipped with a SoC Snapdragon 660 Qualcomm, which is clearly indicated by the 2.0 GHz clock speed of the largest main cluster of the processor in the MIUI configuration files. There are no details on the amount of RAM and internal memory, and although the latter will be expandable via a microSD card.
The camera configuration files of the incoming device reveal that it will include a OmniVision OV13855 13MP primary sensor with opening f / 2.0 and a S5K5E8 Samsung 5MP secondary sensor with opening at f / 2.0 to manage video calls and selfies. The device may also have support for portrait mode, but 4K video recording would be lost, which is not exactly a puzzle since tablets are rarely used for video recording and even at such high resolutions.
In addition, a Chinese analyst named Pan Jiutang has revealed that the Mi Pad 4 currently under development at Xiaomi's R & D unit.
The 'pad / tablet' device mentioned in the firmware files will be equipped with one 6,000 mAh battery, which is much more than a smartphone usually equipped with, further confirming that the device in question really a tablet, in particular, the Mi Pad 4 Codenamed "clover", the Mi Pad 4 will be equipped with a LCD panel and start MIUI 9 based on Android 8.1 Oreohowever, no further details on the hardware specifications and an expected launch date are known.