Its been a while since Xiaomi launched a tablet and the fans are eagerly waiting for the successor of the Mi Pad 3 which was released back in April 2017. The Mi Pad 4 seems to be in the works as a new report claims that the tablet will be powered by the power-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and it will be backed by a 6000mAh battery. The device also added that the smartphone would have a single camera at the back and front, along with an 18:9 display. It will run Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and that too on top of MIUI 9 itself, meaning the device will be launched before the announcement of the MIUI 10 itself.
Folks at xda-developers managed to grab a firmware file of an unknown Xiaomi device with codename ‘clover’. Based on the firmware, it is revealed that the device could be the much-awaited Mi Pad 4. The Mi Pad 4 which will be the successor to the Mi Pad 3 will have an 18:9 display. There isn’t a single 18:9 display tablet available right now and it will be interesting to see how the Mi Pad 4 looks. However, the report did not reveal the screen size of the tablet though.
The Mi Pad 4 could have the Snapdragon 660 SoC under the hood as the configuration file shows the clock speed as 2.0GHz. Cameras in the tablet include a 13MP OmniVision OV13855 sensor with f/2.0 aperture at the back. To the front, there will be a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor which will also carry f/2.0 aperture. It is also said that the device will not come with 4K video recording support, however, Xiaomi will be adding the Portrait mode feature, which could work based on the Artificial Intelligence technology. The device is also said to lack NFC support.
Lastly, the Mi Pad 4 will have a 6000mAh battery inside, which is a downgrade from the 6600mAh unit seen on the Mi Pad 3. It might lack the microSD card slot as well, same as the Mi Pad 3.
These are the only details available on the Mi Pad 4, and these could be accurate too because they are obtained from the firmware files. Also, xda-developers dug into the details of the Xiaomi Mi 6X firmware as well way ahead of the launch, and 99% of them are proved to be accurate.