Xiaomi is preparing a huge evolution of the Mi Pad tablet, moving on to the generation Mi Pad 3. This device is going to be bigger than its predecessors, at 9.7 inches and it has just leaked via a series of official-looking slides.

It’s a 9.7 incher with excellent specs, that include 8 GB of RAM and an Intel M processor. This slate is meant as a rival for the iPad Pro 9.7, judging by its specs. It comes with a 2048 x 1536 pixel resolution, as well as an Intel Core m3 2.3 GHz chipset, 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage. There should also be a microSD card slot here, but the jury is still out on that matter.

The product is expected to weigh 380 grams and offer a metal shell, measuring just 6.08 mm in thickness. Inside we’ll find a 8290 mAh battery with fast charging and at the back there should be a 16 megapixel camera. Finally, a front 8 MP shooter is also here, plus Windows 10 as the preinstalled OS. A special keyboard dock is being planned, at $15 and the whole thing will have an excellent price of $289 in the 128 GB version, or $332 in the 256 GB model.

The slides look pretty official, so expect a launch soon enough.

  • Robert Jasiek

    It would be the ideal tablet if silent, available directly in Europe with proper power plugs, 10h+ surfing/WLAN/40% brightness, 5.5h+ at 100% brightness, reasonably fast charging, reliable WLAN range 35m+, display matte or else at most 2% reflectance, 450lux+, SSD, Windows 10 Pro (for €50 more), good build quality, battery replacement service, reasonable warranty. Supposing Windows 10 would not violate data privacy.

    However, probably the display and battery duration will be bad.

  • Michael Hughes

    Tabletmonkeys are calling this a hoax…