Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 8″ Tablet Comes with Snapdragon 660 Processor, 4G LTE Connectivity

Android tablets are not as popular as they used to be, and the choice of tablets has come down as a results. However, Xiaomi still keeps on updating their Mi Pad family every year or two years.

After NVIDIA based Mi Pad in 2014, Intel based Mi Pad 2 in 2015, and Mediatek powered Mi Pad 3 last year, the Chinese company has now launched Mi Pad 4 with a Qualcomm 660 octa-core processor and an 8″ Full HD display.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 specifications:

  • SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core Kryo 260 processor @ up to 2.2 GHz (1.8 GHz for the low power cluster), Adreno 512 GPU with support for OpenGL ES 3.2, OpenCL 2.0 full,Vulkan, DX12, and Hexagon 680 DSP with Hexagon Vector eXtensions (HVX)
  • System Memory – 3 or 4GB LPDDR4x
  • Storage – 32 or 64 GB eMMC 5.1 flash, micro SD card slot up to 256 GB
  • Display – 8″ capacitive touch screen LCD display with 1920 x 1200 resolution (16:10 aspect ratio)
  • Audio – 3.5mm headphone jack, dual speaker, dual microphone
  • Connectivity
    • Dual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • Optional 4G LTE connectivity
      • TDD-LTE – B34/B38/39/40/41(100M)
      • FDD-LTE – B1/3/5/7/8
  • Camera – 5MP front-facing camera, 13 MP rear camera with auto-focus, dual LED flash
  • USB – 1x USB type C port
  • Sensor – G-Sensor
  • Misc – Volume and power buttons, docking interface
  • Battery – Non-removable 6,000 mAh LiPo battery good for around 12 hours of video watching, 16 hours of music listening, or 8 hours gaming
  • Power Supply – 5V/2A
  • Dimensions – 200.2 x 120.3 x 7.9 mm
  • Weight – 342.5 grams

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 PortsThe most notable new feature comes with the Qualcomm processor, as AFAIK Mi Pad 4 is the first Xiaomi tablet to feature cellular connectivity, and in this case 4G LTE (Cat 12 for downlink: 600 Mbps max; Cat 13 for uplink:  150 Mbps max). Other changes include a slightly larger screen (8″ vs 7.9″) at a lower resolution (Mi Pad 3 was 2048 x 1536), Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity, and buil-in AI face recognition technology likely leveraging Hexagon 680 DSP. The micro SD slot is back from the dead, as it was missing in both Mi Pad 2 & 3, the battery has a 10% smaller capacity, and the device is both slightly more compact due to smaller top and bottom bezels, and around 20 grams heavier.

The OS has been upgraded to MIUI 9 based on Android 8.x Oreo. Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 is sold for 1099 RMB and up ($165.5) in China, but we’ll also find it on GeekBuying from $239.99 (3GB/32GB/WiFI) up to $319.99 (4GB/64GB/LTE) with international shipping. GearBest is also taking pre-orders but at a higher price : $375.99 for the 4G LTE version. You may visit the product page  in Chinese for a few more details.

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7 Replies to “Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 8″ Tablet Comes with Snapdragon 660 Processor, 4G LTE Connectivity”

  1. The display area is actually smaller than the previous models’ due to the changed aspect ratio from 4:3 to 16:10.

    I’ll receive mine today 🙂

  2. I really love my mipad 3 – so if this is of a similar quality then I’d really recommend it. And MIUI is tablet friendly so this is great consumption device The 3rd version’s 4:3 screen is just fantastic so it’s a shame they dropped that – but I guess they make up for it with the 4G option… though it’s hard to envision how it’d be used (pad + smart watch to replace a phone?)

  3. How good was software support in previous models? Can someone run DRM Info and tell us what Widevine level it has? I really do not understand manufacturers of 8 inches tablets, there is no perfect tablet. I have a Huawei Mediapad M3, I bought my sister a Lenovo Tab 4 Plus, Mediapad does not have Widevine L1 and Tab 4 Plus has touch issues because of the driver. I gave up on LG a long time ago. I did not buy any Xiaomi device until now, I am a little reluctant because of the problems they had with reported malware and spying on users.

    1. MiPad 2 support was bad because Intel abandoned mobile, MiPad 3 is good, gonna depend on Mediate I suppose. But with an SD 660 I’m confident.

      I checked and it has Widevine L3.
      Nothing stops you from abandoning Miui and using Miui.EU or Lineage, but I noticed that my DNS server has a lot of requests to Xiaomi servers, so I just blacklisted that. All my devices still work fine

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