Turns out that Xiaomi’s upcoming Mi Pad 4 tablet may just end up like the first Qualcomm Snapdragon-powered slate from Xiaomi. We’ve heard some recent rumors about the device being in the planning process, but nothing more than that. Up until now 3 types of chipsets were used.
The first gen Xiaomi Mi Pad had an NVIDIA Tegra, then the Mi Pad 2 had an Intel Atom and the Mi Pad 3 a MediaTek CPU. It may be time for a Qualcomm, unless Xiaomi also gets banned from using those chips, like ZTE did. People digging within some Xiaomi firmware discovered hints about the launch of the future tablet and its CPU.
The firmware was obtained by Funky Huawei, who is a specialist in digging in code. It also seems that the Mi Pad 4 will have a 6000 mAh battery and the default brightness of the screen is 320 nits. Oddly enough, the screen has an 18:9 format and the main camera is a 13 megapixel OmniVision OV13855 unit, with F/2.0 aperture and Android 8.1 Oreo is the OS here, with MIUI 9 on top.
The CPU would be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660. We’ve started seeing some Qualcomm-powered Xiaomi phones over the past year, so why not aa tablet? Expect a launch at Computex, if I had to guess.