After its Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro, Xiaomi goes one better with its Pad 6 Max, presented in China on August 14. Here is what we can say about the new high-end slate from the Chinese manufacturer.
Opposing an XXL tablet to Samsung’s excellent Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra is clearly Xiaomi’s objective, which presented its new Xiaomi Pad 6 Max tablet in China. This new slate comes after the Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro to compete as much as possible with the Korean giant and its latest large format tablet.
To achieve this, the Chinese manufacturer is not skimping… but it is still betting on a few compromises which will probably allow it to find a more attractive price placement than with its rival. As a reminder, the Tab S9 Ultra indeed starts at a dizzying starting price: 1349 euros (Wi-Fi version, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage).
Xiaomi Pad 6 Max: what we know
In detail, we learn in particular that the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max will be based on a more basic screen and a little smaller than that of its competitor. You will indeed have to settle for a 14-inch IPS LCD panel instead of the huge 14.6-inch AMOLED screen installed on the Tab S9 Ultra.
This compromise, one of the main ones made by Xiaomi, should lead to a much more affordable final price.
For context, the “classic” Xiaomi Pad 6 is offered in France between 399 and 499 euros depending on the configuration chosen… we can imagine that the “Max” version will be offered below 1000 euros. An estimate which is however not yet confirmed at this stage.
In China, the tablet will be marketed from 3799 yuan, or 480 euros excluding VAT, for the 256 GB model and 8 GB of RAM.
Anyway, the IPS screen of the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max would have a 2.8k definition and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. Under this panel, Xiaomi has confirmed the presence of a Snapdragon processor 8 Plus Gen 1. Launched last year, the latter should also lead to a competitive price, while maintaining a very good level of performance. Moreover, according to Xiaomi, its tablet would offer a dissipation surface of 15839 mm²… sufficient to allow the chip to give the best of itself in game and in advanced use.
To power its Pad 6 Max, Xiaomi also announced the addition of a 10,000 mAh battery, presumably compatible with 67 W fast charging. The firm also specified that its tablet would support reverse charging in 33 W. W, perfect for charging other devices, such as a smartphone or wireless headphones, for example.
Xiaomi finally mentions the presence of an audio device comprising 6 speakers to offer a valid experience in video playback, in particular.
It now remains to hope for a launch in Europe of the product.
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