Xiaomi Pad 5 & Pad 5 Pro Revealed With Snapdragon 870/860 & TrueTone 120Hz Screen
August 11, 2021 Andrew Cheng

Xiaomi returns to the tablet market with the new Xiaomi Pad 5 and Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro. Both tablets are relatively similar to each other with some high-end hardware under the hood, including fast 120Hz screens and Qualcomm’s flagship-level chipsets.

As the higher-end model, the Pad 5 Pro is powered by a Snapdragon 870 chipset. It is essentially a faster version of the Snapdragon 865, so you can expect to get a good level of performance out of this tablet. The standard Pad 5, on the other hand, features a Snapdragon 860 chipset instead – an improved version of the Snapdragon 855.

Aside from that, both the Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro come with an 11-inch 2560 x 1600 TrueTone display – it can adjust the screen’s white balance to match ambient lighting – with a fast 120Hz refresh rate. These two tablets can be paired with a magnetic stylus and keyboard cover too, just like other notable tablets in the market now.

Other specifications of the Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro include a 13MP rear camera – the Pad 5 Pro adds on a 5MP depth sensor, while the 5G version of the same tablet has a 50MP primary shooter instead – an 8MP selfie camera, an 8,600mAh battery (the Pad 5 has a slightly larger 8,720mAh battery), 6GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage.

As usual, the Xiaomi Pad 5 and Pad 5 Pro are only available in China at the moment, but it’s worth noting that the former has been registered with SIRIM already, suggesting that it could be making its way to Malaysia soon.

Anyway, in China, the Pad 5 retails from 1,999 Chinese yuan (about RM1,305), while the Pad 5 Pro starts at 2,499 yuan (approximately RM1,635).