9.7-inch Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 with Windows 10 leaks ahead of December 30 release

Vlad, 14 December 2016

Xiaomi's Mi Pad 2 is over one year old at this point, so you'd expect a successor to show up pretty soon, right? Right. Meet the Mi Pad 3, which has been leaked today in all its glory in China thanks to some newly uncovered promotional materials.

The Mi Pad 3 will be bigger than both of its predecessors, opting to sport a 9.7-inch 2,048x1,536 touchscreen, matching Apple's iPad Pro 9.7 in both size and resolution. Speaking of which, the Mi Pad 3 is barely thinner than Apple's tablet, coming in at 6.08mm compared to 6.1mm. Xiaomi's device weighs only 380g, 57g less than the iPad, and it manages to be shorter and narrower too, at 239.5x164.5mm.

The Mi Pad 3 is powered by Intel's 7th Gen Core m3-7Y30 processor, aided by 8GB of RAM and a choice between 128 or 256GB of storage. It runs Windows 10, and boasts an 8,290 mAh battery as well as a USB Type-C port for charging. On the rear will be a 16 MP camera with dual-tone LED flash, while selfies will be taken care of by an 8 MP sensor.

The device is reportedly going to launch on December 30, priced at CNY 1,999 ($289 or €273) with 128GB of storage, and CNY 2,299 ($332 or €314) with 256GB. The keyboard dock you can see below will be sold separately for CNY 99 ($14 or €13). The Mi Pad 3 has a full metal build with dual speaker grilles on the bottom, flanking the USB Type-C port.

It's unclear if there will ever be an Android version of this tablet, since the leak doesn't mention such a possibility. That said, last year's Mi Pad 2 did have two OS versions, so it's not entirely unreasonable to expect an Android-powered Mi Pad 3 to show up at some point next year.

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