Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Might Have An 18:9 Aspect Ratio
Xiaomi has had a lot of success with its smartphones in India. The Chinese company is now the top smartphone vendor in India, which is one of the largest smartphone markets in the world. The Chinese tech giant also makes very impressive Android tablets, something that cannot be said for most major Android OEMs. The Mi Pad 3 was launched in April 2017 and the launch of its successor, the Mi Pad 4, is imminent.
XDA Developers have now got hold of a few firmware files that shed some light on the Mi Tab 4. According to the files, the Xiaomi Mi Tab 4 could have an 18:9 aspect ratio but, it cannot be confirmed right now. The boolean value in the MIUI configuration file called “is_18x9_ratio_screen” is set to “true.” While this a hint of a tall display, folks over at XDA Developers are not very confident about this particular piece of information.
The Mi pad 4 will run on the Snapdragon 660 chipset, same as the recently launched Mi 6X. The maximum CPU frequency in MIUI’s configuration file is set to 2.0GHz for the big cluster, which hints at the Snapdragon 660 rather than the Snapdragon 636 which is found in the Redmi Note 5 Pro. There is no information on the RAM and storage options, but, it is possible the Mi Pad 4 could have 4GB of RAM and 64GB onboard storage. This particular configuration is extremely common among budget devices.
The Mi Pad 4 will have a single camera on the front and back. The rear-facing camera will be a 13MP OmniVision OV13855 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. To the front will be a 5MP Samsung S5K5E8 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture. Tablets are rarely judged for their camera capabilities because it tends to be the least used function on a large sized device. However, a good front-facing camera is ideal for video calling .
The tablet industry has been dominated by Apple iPads for a while now. With most Android manufacturers shying away from manufacture of tablets, Samsung and Xiaomi are the only major brands especially in the budget category. Hence, the Mi Pad 4 could fill in a gaping hole in the tablet industry. Whether it will be successful at that or not, is yet to be seen.