Xiaomi Mipad goes on sale in China (and elsewhere… kinda)

The first tablet with an NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor went up for order in China today… and the first batch of 50 thousand units sold out in minutes.

Xiaomi’s Mipad is a 7.9 inch tablet with a 2048 x 1536 pixel display and Tegra K1 quad-core ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 192-core graphics.

While Xiaomi isn’t officially selling the tablet outside of China yet you can order one from AliExpress or pre-order one from GeekBuying. But you’ll end up paying about $100 more than the list price.

mipad

If you choose to buy a Chinese version of the tablet you’ll also probably get a device that has Android 4.4 KitKat software but no Google Play Services or Play Store. Instead you’ll get Xiaomi’s custom version of Android called MIUI.

Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, an 8MP rear camera, and 2MP front-facing camera. The tablet has a 6700mAh battery.

via CNX Software

  • Guest

    Hey Brad, is there a Chinese tablet that one can order reliably with all the good specs at a decent price with English software and play store access? A review of a few viable candidates would be nice, at times it’s hard to see through all the different ones available if any have got the formula right!

    • realtebo

      This is the one, simply wait a month.

      • Someone from the other side

        Spec-wise I agree but MIUI is nasty if you’re used to AOSP…

      • min009

        I don’t remember reading about plans to sell this oversea.

    • min009

      All Chinese tablet has play store. There’s no way they would sell them to oversea without it. As for support, you need to head over to xda to see which one has a CM rom.

  • Michael Thompson

    Beautiful specs, but will it be abandoned when production ramps up for the next model?
    That’s the down side to these “chinatabs” -great specs on paper but no support.

    • Scheldon Fernandes

      What? Xiaomi ensures years of support and actualization, research before talking nonsenses.

      • min009

        He’s talking about warranty and customer support. If you break it, you have to ship it back to China.

  • http://www.mobhome.in Mritunjay Jadon

    Xiaomi Chinese Smart Phone In Half of 2014 Now Sell’s 26 Million’s http://www.mobhome.in/2014/07/xiaomi-chinese-smart-phone-in-half-of.html via @mobhome

  • toslaci

    I wonder how much it will cost when Nvidia rebrands it?

    • Someone from the other side

      More importantly, will we get AOSP that route…

  • XiaomiFranceCom

    We have a last Mipad on RealPricesFromChina ;)