After a few interesting Android smartphones Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi has now launched its first tablet. Like its phone counterparts, the Xiaomi Mi Pad has impressive specs at a very reasonable price point. The 16GB version of the 7.9-inch tablet will set you back approximately $240 and the 64GB variant is only $270. 

With a 7.9-inch, 2,048 x 1,536 pixel resolution screen, the Mi Pad is clearly aimed at Apple's iPad Mini. This is also reflected in the design, although the Mi Pad is available in a multitude of colors. 

Under the hood Android 4.4 is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra K1 quad core processor, making the Mi Pad the first tablet to use this chip. Both the 8MP rear and the 5MP front camera feature a fast F2.0 aperture and power is provided by a 6,700 mAh battery.

With this spec sheet, the Xiaomi does indeed look like a bargain. Unfortunately no detail about availability has been provided yet. A beta-program is planned to start in June when we're also likely to find about the exact timing of the market launch and availability outside China. 

Key Specification:

  • 7.9-inch display, 2,048 x 1,536 pixels (326 ppi)
  • NVIDIA Tegra K1 Quadcore(+1)-SoC , 2,2 GHz
  • 2GB RAM
  • 16 or 64GB internal storage
  • microSD-slot up to 128GB
  • 8MP rear camera / 5MP front camera, both F2.0 aperture
  • Android 4.4 KitKat
  • 6.700 mAh battery