After a series of leaked pictures of the Xiaomi MiPad, the device seemed for go off our radar, for about two weeks and now it’s back. Reuters claims that the MiPad is nearing the launch. Believe it or not, although Xiaomi has been in the news a lot and have released a nifty smartphone or two, they have yet to debut a tablet.


They want to challenge the likes of Samsung and Apple, but also local players like Huawei or Lenovo. The product launching ceremony is expected to take place on May 15th in Beijing, but that’s where the details stopped, not even mentioning what kind of product will be launched, but it’s most likely the MiPad slate. Right now Xiaomi is starting to target the tens of millions of units moved in the smartphone area and I’m sure they expect some millions of the MiPad to be sold.

Sources have been speculating about a 7.9 inch Xiaomi tablet for a while now, but other diagonals have been mentioned too, together with a variation of specs and designs. Originally, a press event taking place on April 23rd in Beijing was meant to debut this product, but that was all about accessories, routers and TV gear. Will this be the one?