Xiaomi, a Chinese company that has been growing a lot over the past year is now said to be working with Nvidia and Intel on new slate models. Those two really want a foothold in the local Chinese market, that’s being dominated by slates with MediaTek, Allwinner and Rockchip CPUs.


Xiaomi could choose Nvidia or Intel to supply the chipsets for its new tablet, that’s expected to feature a 7.85 inch display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels. Sources say that the product could be assembled by Taiwanese firm Foxconn Technology Group and Inventec Corp and it could cost as little as a mere $160.

It could hit the stores in the third or fourth quarter this year, apparently. Up until now Foxconn and Inventec have been Xiaomi’s manufacturing partners for its popular handsets, including the very appreciated Mi3 and the lower cost Hongmi models. We’ve recently seen a bunch of other Chinese device makers getting cozy with Intel and their CPUs, but Nvidia hasn’t been getting that much traction. Which one will it be?