News by Luke Jones on Wednesday May 27, 2015.
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While Xiaomi does have tablets on the market the company has not been focusing on releasing new ones recently, favouring a blitz of smartphone launches instead. Indeed, the Mi Pad (Xiaomi's only slate today) failed to capture the tablet market the way the company?s smartphones did and it has been a while since that product was launched. However, Lei Jun took to the company Weibo page to say that it was still focused on tablets.Xiaomi's CEO took to the social network to respond to recent claims in the Chinese media suggesting the company was going to kill off its tablet business. Jun made the claim that the Mi Pad is the best-selling Android tablet, although we presume he was talking specifically in China, because that is certainly not the case globally. Considering Xiaomi operates almost exclusively within its home market, it the Mi Pad is performing that well there is no reason for the company to end its tablet division. The Xiaomi Mi Pad is approaching a year old (launched in June 2014) and was often accused of being a rip off of the iPad Mini. It came with a 7.9-inch IPS HD display with 4:3 aspect ratio, a 32-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 chip, one of the best processors out there for mobile tech. Other specs include 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, micro SD support, and an 8 megapixel camera at the back with a 5MP shooter on the front.
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