Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 release date and specs: Mi Pad successor to feature Intel chipset
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 release date and specs: Mi Pad successor to feature Intel chipset [Picture: Xiaomi Mi Pad]IBTIMES India/ Anirban

Xiaomi is silent about its new product releases but rumour mills continue to spin stories in the tech world about its upcoming devices. While there is a lot of speculation about the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 2 Pro, Xiaomi is also expected to unveil the all-new Mi Pad 2 soon. There is not enough information about the successor to the Mi Pad and we can never be sure of the specs unless officially confirmed by the maker.

After passing China's 3C Certification in September, the existence of the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 has been recorded once again. This time, more credible information has arrived, giving key specs of the unannounced tablet. The Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 was listed on Geekbench benchmarking database, which means a prototype was put through some tests.

As per the listing, the Mi Pad 2 scores 985 on single core performance test and 3,268 on multi-core test. What really grabbed our attention was a 2.24 GHz Intel Atom x5-Z8500 quad-core processor, which will power the tablet. In addition, the Mi Pad 2 is expected to pack 2GB RAM and run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box.

Comparatively, the original Mi Pad was powered by NVIDIA Tegra K1 chipset combined with 2GB RAM. The performance difference between the devices may not seem too great but Xiaomi might upgrade other aspects of the tablet.

If the rumours are to be believed, Xiaomi MI Pad 2 will feature a 7.9-inch Quad HD display, 16GB storage, 13MP primary camera and a full metal body, the Times News reports. There is no credible evidence on the release date of the Mi Pad 2 but rumours suggest an early December launch. Xiaomi will price its tablet somewhere between $300 and $350.

In other news, Xiaomi is also expected to unveil the Mi 5 and the Redmi Note 2 Pro but details on their launch are scarce. 

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