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Could this be the tablet that crushes the iPad in China?

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:44PM EST
Xiaomi MiPad Pictures Leak

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Apple faces some major obstacles in its ambitions to conquer China — it’s had to deal with both Samsung spamming out gadgets left and right and also upstart Chinese vendors such as Xiaomi that have been pumping out smartphones with strong specs at dirt-cheap prices. And now it looks like Xiaomi is planning on cutting into Apple’s tablet business as well because has spotted leaked pictures posted on Chinese social networking website Weibo that purportedly show the Xiaomi MiPad, a new tablet that the Chinese vendor will probably sell for the same stunningly low prices that it’s used to make its smartphones such a success in its homeland.

To get a sense of just how aggressive Xiaomi is in its pricing, consider the Xiaomi Hongmi phone released earlier this year that sells fort $130 off-contract and that features a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, a 4.7-inch display with a pixel density of 312 pixels-per-inch, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2,000 mAh battery.’s picture purportedly showing the Xiaomi tablet follows below.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.