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Xiaomi Pad 6 in Nepal: An appealing mid-range tablet with solid features

Xiaomi Pad 6. Photo: Mi India
Xiaomi Pad 6. Photo: Mi India

After the launch of the Xiaomi Pad 5, Xiaomi has garnered significant attention, leading to the introduction of its latest iteration, the Xiaomi Pad 6.

The tablet has already been launched in India, and we anticipate its arrival in Nepal shortly. The Xiaomi Pad 6 brings several upgrades over the Pad 5, making it an appealing choice for those in search of a mid-range tablet.

Let us see what the tablet offers.

Specifications:

Dimensions (width, height, depth)Height: 253.95mm
Width: 165.18mm
Thickness: 6.51mm
Weight490 grams
Display size11-inch
Display typeIPS LCD
Resolution2880 X 1800 pixels
Refresh rate144Hz
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 870 (7nm)
CPUOcta-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
GPUAdreno 650
OSMIUI 14, Android 13
RAM6GB | 8GB
Storage128GB | 256GB
Selfie camera8MP
Rear camera13MP
SensorsAccelerometer, gyro, proximity
Audio4 speakers
Dolby Atmos® supported
Buttons and portsPower button
Volume controls
USB Type-C 3.2
3-pin metal connector to connect to the Magnetic Keyboard
Battery8840mAh (typ)
Charging33W wired
AuthenticationFace Unlock
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
ColoursBlue | Gold | Yellow
Price (expected)Rs 43,500 (6/128GB)
Rs 49,500 (8/256GB)

Design and Display

The Xiaomi Pad 6 has some changes in design compared to the Xiaomi Pad 5. The Pad 6 has a metal back and metal frame which was plastic in the Pad 5. On the back, the camera design is very similar to the Xiaomi 13 Pro, but with a single camera setup. There are three pogo pins for the magnetic keyboard on the bottom of the camera placement.

Xiaomi Pad 6. Photo: Mi India
Photo: Mi India

The Xiaomi Pad 6 features a convenient magnetic area positioned above the front camera, serving as a resting place and charging spot for the magnetic pen. At the top of the device, you’ll find the power button and two sets of speaker grills, with an additional two grills located at the bottom.

The tablet’s overall design on the front follows a similar pattern to most tablets, with equal-sized bezels on all sides. Its 11-inch IPS LCD display boasts a resolution of 2880 x 1800 pixels, resulting in a pixel density of 309 ppi. Supporting DCI-P3 and equipped with a 144Hz refresh rate, the display offers good visuals. With a maximum brightness of 550nits, the screen remains viewable even under direct sunlight.

Performance and Storage

The Xiaomi Pad 6 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset, built on a 7nm architecture. Its octa-core CPU, consisting of a 3.2 GHz Kryo 585 core, 2.42 GHz Kryo 585 cores, and 1.80 GHz Kryo 585 cores, delivers good performance for multitasking and app navigation. The GPU is handled by Adreno 650 which along with the chipset delivers good performance in the graphics department.

It runs on MIUI 14 based on Android 13. The tablet is bloatware free giving a clean user experience.

Snapdragon 870. Photo: Mi India
Snapdragon 870. Photo: Mi India

It has two RAM options of 6GB and 8GB which are paired with two storage options of 128GB and 256GB respectively.

RAM and storage of Pad 6. Photo: Mi India
Photo: Mi India

Accessories

There are two accessories you can get with the Xiaomi Pad 6, a magnetic pen and a folio case with a keyboard. You have to buy these separately but are useful accessories for various works.

The pen can be used to get notes, scroll through the display and draw on blank papers.

Magnetic pen in Xiaomi Pad 6. Courtesy: Mi India

The Xiaomi Pad 6 folio case features a keyboard with a key travel of 1.3mm. With its 64 keys, the keyboard offers a range of shortcuts that are customized to align with familiar laptop usage. The case protects the tablet from any scratch or fall damage.

Camera

The Xiaomi Pad 6 has a rear camera with a 13MP resolution, capable of shooting 4K videos at 30fps and 1080p videos at 30/60fps. The front camera, on the other hand, is an 8MP shooter that supports 1080p and 720p video recording at 30fps.

Camera in Xiaomi Pad 6. Photo: Mi India
Photo: Mi India

Battery and others

The Xiaomi Pad 6 is equipped with a powerful 8840mAh (typ) battery, ensuring long-lasting usage without frequent recharging and supports 33W wired charging. It can around 1 to 1.5 days without charging.

Battery of Xiaomi Pad 6. Photo: Mi India
Photo: Mi India

The sensors include a gyro, proximity and an accelerometer. It features four speakers, providing immersive audio experiences, with support for Dolby Atmos® technology further enhancing the audio quality. The buttons and ports include the power button, volume controls, USB Type-C 3.2, and a 3-pin metal connector for the Magnetic Keyboard.

Speaker on Xiaomi Pad 6. Photo: Mi India
Photo: Mi India

The Xiaomi Pad 6 provides secure authentication through Face Unlock, ensuring quick and reliable access. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2 wireless connectivity and file sharing.

It is available in three colours, blue, gold and black.

The price of the Xiaomi Pad 6 in Nepal is expected around Rs 43,500 for the 6/128GB option and Rs 49,500 for the 8/256GB option.

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Dahal is a gadget/auto writer at Onlinekhabar.

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