Xiaomi is gearing up to launch Mi Pad 3 in China. Based on the images sourced by GizmoChina, the Mi Pad 3 will launch on December 30. Moreover, the tablet will be more or less the same as the Mi Pad 2 released in 2015. The tablet will most likely feature a unimetal body design coupled with dual speaker grilles on both right and left side of the USB Type-C port.

Xiaomi is desperate to refresh Mi Pad. In India, we happen to buy the first edition of Mi Pad. However, the model has been discontinued by the company. There is no information as in when Xiaomi will launch Mi Pad 2 in India. Even though the Mi Pad 2 is awaited, there are talks about the rumored Mi Pad 3.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 will be thinner than previous counterparts

The main attraction of the Mi Pad 3 is the integration of an enhanced 9.7-inch display. Xiaomi has invaded Apple’s territory in the display segment. According to rumors, the Mi Pad 3 will be designed at 6.08mm thickness. With a weight of 380 grams, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 will be comparatively lighter than Apple iPad Pro.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 specifications

Talking about the display, the Mi Pad 3 is rumored to ship with a 9.7-inch retina IPS display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. On the internals, the upcoming tablet will be equipped with an Intel 7th-Gen Core m3-7Y30 processor paired with 8GB RAM. You will have the option to buy either 128GB or 256GB internal storage variants.

While the rear camera will offer 16MP sensor with dual-tone LED flash, the front-facing shooter will feature an 8MP sensor. An 8290mAh battery with Quick Charge 3.0 support completes the package alongside a fingerprint scanner. As per the reports leaked by reliable sources, the Mi Pad 3 will be compatible with a keyboard dock, which will be available separately at RMB 99.

Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 will ship with Windows 10

On the software front, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 will be loaded with Windows 10. Hence, you will be able to work with Cortana. However, we don’t have any idea as to whether Xiaomi will unveil Android variant of the Mi Pad 3.

According to leaks, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 will be available for sale starting from December 30. The 128GB storage model will be priced at RMB 1999 (Rs. 19500 approx), while the 256GB variant will be available at RMB 2299 (Rs. 22,400 approx).

If you compare the cost with Mi Pad, then the forthcoming model is priced tag high. Will Xiaomi release Mi Pad 3 on December 30 as rumored? Let’s wait and watch.