Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro has a bigger screen than the 2021 version
The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro has a large 12.4-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and a refresh rate of 120Hz. Some aspects that most consumers don’t like have been down-specced, such as a 120Hz sampling rate instead of 240Hz and 8-bit color depth instead of 10-bit.
Xiaomi has increased the battery capacity from 8,600 mAh to 10,000 mAh and claims it will last more than two days. The slate supports 67W charging, allowing the cell to be topped up from empty to full in 68 minutes.
High-definition screen projection is supported
The slate runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13 and also supports a full keyboard and stylus.
The base model comes with 6 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage and costs CNY 3000 (~$445). The 8GB+256GB variant costs CNY 3,500 and the maximum version of 12GB+256GB costs CNY 4,200. Xiaomi will only sell WiFi variants.
Overall, this may not be the most specced tablet on the market, but it’s one of the best options in this price range, especially if you’re looking for a large screen with several days of battery life and a fast enough chip that costs no more than $1,000 (I’m looking at your Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy S8 Ultra!).
As is the case with many Chinese products that we actually want, this may never make it to international markets.