• The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 will be launched in the second half of 2021, Redmi’s product director Wang Teng Thomas says
  • The tablet could come in three variants, according to leaks
  • The Mi Pad 5 has been certified by China’s 3C

Those anticipating the release of Xiaomi's Mi Pad 5 may have to wait a few more months for the device to become available. Initially speculated to be coming out this month, Redmi product director Wang Teng Thomas reportedly confirmed that the tablet is not coming out this May.

Thomas responded to a query on Chinese social networking site Weibo and said that fans should expect the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 to come out by the second half of 2021. Hence, the earliest possible release date for the tablet is likely July.

The Xiaomi Mi Pad has given other notable devices such as the Apple iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab and Huawei MediaPad some tough competition.

Word of a possible Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 release has been making rounds for months, and reports have suggested that there could be two other variants. The company could also release a Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro, which is speculated to feature a 2K LCD screen capable of 120Hz refresh rate and a 240Hz touch sampling rate, Gizchina reported.

According to leaks, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 may come with a triple camera setup similar to the Xiaomi Mi 11. Although it has yet to be confirmed, the said tablet could come powered by a Snapdragon 870, while the Pro variant may rely on a MediaTek Dimensity 1200. The Pro version will also come with a stylus pen, leaks said.

In a related development, the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 has been certified after it was spotted at a 3C listing. According to the listing, it will come with a dual-cell battery with a cumulative power of 8,520 mah, with each of the cells having a capacity of 4,260 mAh.

Aside from this, Xiaomi will reportedly also develop an MIUI for tablets. This will help make things easier for owners when it comes to an interface. Tablet owners can put the handheld PC mode and PC-centric interface to good use, including a classic start menu and control center.

Xiaomi has codenamed the devices as “nabu,” “enuma” and “elish,” XDA Developers reported. This suggested that aside from the Mi Pad 5 and the Mi Pad 5 Pro, there could be a third variant that may be called the Mi Pad 5 Plus.

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