Last week, we told you that Xiaomi is working on a new Android tablet called the Mi Pad 4 Plus. We have now accessed some more information regarding the upcoming device, including its screen size, memory configurations, and color options.
Mi Pad 4 Plus: Bigger Display
As suggested by the “Plus” in its name, the Mi Pad 4 Plus will feature a bigger display compared to the standard Mi Pad 4. While the Mi Pad 4 features an 8.0-inch IPS LCD display with 1200 x 1920 WUXGA resolution, the Mi Pad 4 Plus will come equipped with a 10-inch display. The resolution of the panel, however, has not been confirmed yet. Aside from the difference in display size, it is possible that the Mi Pad 4 Plus will come with at least a few other upgrades. Under the hood, however, we expect the Mi Pad 4 Plus to be powered by the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor as the Mi Pad 4. Qualcomm may have announced the successor to the chipset recently but there is no doubt that the Snapdragon 660 still remains one of the most capable mid-range mobile chipsets out there in terms of both performance as well as efficiency. In terms of connectivity, the Mi Pad 4 Plus is expected to support Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 4G LTE, and a USB Type-C port. To fuel the bigger display, Xiaomi is also likely to equip the Mi Pad 4 Plus with a bigger battery than the Mi Pad 4. The Mi Pad 4 packs a 6000mAh non-removable battery, which is quite large for an 8-inch tablet and helps it deliver pretty impressive battery life. On the software front, we expect the Mi Pad 4 Plus to ship with Android 8.1 Oreo-based MIUI 10 out of the box at launch.
Mi Pad 4 Plus: Memory Configurations
Just like the Mi Pad 4, the Mi Pad 4 Plus will be available in two memory configurations. The base variant of the tablet will feature 4GB of RAM along with 64GB of onboard storage. On the other hand, the more expensive version of the Mi Pad 4 Plus will feature 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Since the Mi Pad 4 does not support memory expansion, we don’t expect the Mi Pad 4 Plus to come with a microSD card slot.
Mi Pad 4 Plus: Two Color Options
The Mi Pad 4 Plus will be available in two color options – Black and Gold. Tablets are not usually offered in multiple color options, so it is not surprising that Xiaomi has decided to offer the Mi Pad 4 Plus in the same two color options as the Mi Pad 4. However, there is still no word on when the tablet will actually be made official. That said, we do hope to find out more about the Mi Pad 4 Plus, including the launch timeframe, in the coming weeks.
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