Deal: 85% off Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2021 (Updated: Back in stock!) Xiaomi recently sent out a survey to some Chinese users, and it turns out that one of the questions mentions a Redmi Pad 5G, IT Home reported (h/t: Notebook Check). Aside from the “Pad” moniker telling us that this is a tablet, the name appears alongside other choices such as the Xiaomi Pad 5, Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro, and an “other” option.
The Redmi Pad could theoretically compete with the low-cost Realme Pad and Nokia T20 tablets. According to a Xiaomi survey, a Redmi Pad 5G tablet is on the way. We believe this will fall below the current Xiaomi Pad 5 series. Xiaomi has been selling its Pad tablet line for years, dating back to the Xiaomi Mi Pad in 2014. These slates have generally been upper mid-range offerings, but it appears that the company is working on another tablet line.
According to the outlet, the survey asked users about their usage of the Mi Magic Sharing Center, which allows for seamless content sharing across Xiaomi devices. There does seem to be scope for a more affordable Xiaomi tablet when you look at the company’s current offering. The Xiaomi Pad 5 starts at €349 in Europe (~$367) or Rs 26,999 in India (~$353), bringing an 11-inch display and a Snapdragon 860 SoC.
Meanwhile, budget devices such as the Realme Pad series and Nokia T20 offer low-end specs and sub-$300 price tags. So a Redmi Pad could theoretically fill this pricing gap and compete against new tablets from the likes of Realme and Nokia. It’s also interesting to note the Redmi Pad’s apparent support for 5G connectivity, which would be rare for budget slates. Either way, the Android tablet space is somewhat exciting again due to demand during the pandemic, so here’s hoping Redmi indeed joins the party with something special.