Xiaomi Mi Pad 3 that was launched earlier this year is no longer available for buying. After its removal from the official site, the rumor mill started claiming that the Chinese firm may not debut a successor tablet. Today, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun has officially confirmed on Weibo that the company is presently working on a next-generation tablet.
The Mi Pad 3 is completely sold out because of which it is no longer available for buying on Xiaomi’s store. Jun has not confirmed on company’s plan on replenishing the stocks of Mi Pad 3. Also, he has not given out any information on the arrival time of Mi Pad 4.
The Mi Pad 3 was made official in April 2017. If the company plans to launch a new tablet around April 2018, the company may add new batch of Mi Pad 3 tablets.
Many leading companies like Microsoft, Apple and Samsung are now selling 2-in-1 laptop-tablet hybrid devices. Hence, Xiaomi is expected to debut Mi Pad 4 as a 2-in-1 device. Rumors are rife that the Mi Pad 4 may support dual booting for Android OS and Windows 10.
None of the Mi Pad tablets from Xiaomi carry support for 4G LTE connectivity. After launching the Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air with Wi-Fi connectivity in the previous year, the company had introduced a 4G LTE model at the end of 2016. Hence, there is a possibility the Mi Pad 4 may carry support for 4G LTE connectivity.
The Mi Pad 3 features a 7.9-inch LCD display that supports 2,048 x 1,536 pixels. It is driven by MediaTek MT8176 chipset and 4 GB of RAM. It carries an internal storage capacity of 64 GB.
Unlike the Mi Pad 2 from last year that came in Android and Windows 10 versions, the Mi Pad 3 was launched with MIUI 8 skinned Android OS. It has a 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel shooter on its front. It includes a huge 6,600mAh capacity battery.