Out of nowhere, Xiaomi decided to throw the Mi Pad tablet in India and without much ado, everyone was raving about the prospect of having a iPad Mini lookalike for Rs 12,999 . We must admit, at this price, this looks like an enticing proposition. Having said that, does anyone really want a tablet these days? Well, Xiaomi seems to think so but the market dynamics may be speaking on the contrary.
Recent report figures indicate the growing conundrum of having a tablet and instead people opting for phones with bigger display (aka phablet). Xiaomi’s Mi Pad is an aged product which needs refreshing very soon but biding their time with phones, the company decided to wait for the right time to bring its slate to India.
So, is this the right time for Xiaomi to introduce Mi Pad for buyers? Don’t get us wrong, for the price Xiaomi Mi Pad is an excellent option with high-quality features (and hardware) all across the sphere. No other brand has managed to pack in so much features in the segment and Xiaomi, clearly has the upper hand yet again.
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Having said that Xiaomi might reawaken the demand for tablets in the country; making it a viable form device all over again. We won’t have to wait long to know if Xiaomi has cracked the tablet code or failed to live up to its billing.
The tablet goes on sale in the coming weeks and without registration, and we shall be posting a full review of it soon, so stay tuned for that.