XiaoMi MiPad Sold Out in Less than 4 Minutes
XiaoMi is on a roll again. The China based manufacturer announced earlier this year in May that they would be entering the tablet market with their first ever tablet, the XiaoMi MiPad. The MiPad is not only XiaoMi’s first ever tablet, it is also the first consumer tablet being powered by the new Nvidia Tegra K1 processor which claims to bring desktop processing to mobile.
The tablet runs on XiaoMi’s proprietary skin, MIUI, on Andorid 4.3. As mentioned earlier, the tablet is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra K1 processor and comes with 2GB of RAM and 16 GB or 64 GB of internal storage space expandable via microSD with an additional space up to 128 GB. It comes with a 8.0 Megapixel camera and a 5.0 Megapixel front facing camera and a 7.9-inch IPS Display with a resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. The tablet is powered by a 6700 mAh battery and comes only with WiFi connectivity.
The XiaoMi MiPad is aimed squarely at people looking to get into the tablet space especially those looking to get an iPad Mini as is evident by XiaoMi’s design choices. However, the price point of the device is where XiaoMi gets it audience. With the killer specifications just mentioned above, the tablet is retailing for only CN¥1,499 (RM780) for the 16GB version and CN¥1,699 (RM 880) for the 64GB which is a steep discount compared to much of the competition out there.
It seems that the pricing and the specifications of the device are driving consumers to buy it. Like all XiaoMi sales, there was a limited number of the device available at launch. This time only 50, 000 units of the XiaoMi MiPad which sold out in less 3 minutes 59 seconds. XiaoMi’s run in Malaysia has also seen much of the same performance with their latest batch of Mi3 handsets selling out in just 35 seconds whilst in Taiwan, the Mi3 sold out in 1 second.
There’s no word yet on whether the XiaoMi MiPad will be made available in Malaysia, but they are launching their mid-range RedMi 1S later today at 12pm on their official website for only RM 419 (USD$ 130). Together with the RedMi 1S, they will also be selling a new batch of Mi3 and their ever popular power banks.
We’ll be keeping an eye on their forums and Facebook page for any news on the MiPad coming to Malaysia.
Source: Xiaomi (MIUI forums)