A few months ago Nvidia launched the Tegra K1 processor at the CES 2014. Until today we were all made to wait for a device based on it, Xiaomi is now the first manufacturer to make use of Nvidia’s latest iteration. Xiaomi MiPad is the latest device from the Chinese manufacturer which packs a 7.9-inch 2048×1536 display. MiPad is powered by Tegra K1 processor with 192 graphic processing cores coupled with 2GB of RAM. It also features a 8MP rear camera & a 5MP front shooter (both f/2.0 aperture). The device runs on KitKat 4.4 with Xiaomi’s very own proprietary UI, MIUI. It supports external microSD card expandable upto 128GB.
The sad part is, the entire iteration along with device strongly seems to be a rip off of Apple’s iPad Mini. Interestingly, even the press release pics are strikingly similar to that of Apple’s style.
Xiaomi is proving to be a Chinese company that is not afraid of getting sued by Apple, thanks to the crappy laws in place across China. Nevertheless, the device is priced sweet just like the other Xiaomi products, it is priced at $240 USD for the 16GB model and $270 for 64GB. It is phased for beta testing over the next week and we doubt if it is ever going to leave the borders of China for a global launch.
The MiPad is more like a M-iPad (iPad running MIUI). Looks like Samsung has some competition in ripping off Apple!