The Xiaomi 13 Ultra was the centerpiece of the company’s launch event today, but the company also unveiled the Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro tablets. The new slates bring updates in key areas over their predecessors including new chipsets, improved displays and a fresh new design inspired by the Xiaomi 13 series phones.
Both tablets pack 11-inch IPS LCDs with 1800 x 2880 px resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate 16:10 aspect ratio. The Pro model gets a snappier 144Hz refresh rate while the vanilla retains the 120Hz from the Pad 5 series.
Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro gets last year’s flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset while Pad 6 is equipped with the Snapdragon 870 SoC. Both tablets boot MIUI Pad 14 based on Android 13. Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro brings an 8,600 mAh battery with 67W charging while the Pad 6 packs an even larger 8,840 mAh cell but with slower 33W charging.
Pad 6 Pro gets a 50MP main cam on the back and a new 20MP front-facing sensor with auto-tracking to follow you during video calls. Pad 6 is left with a 13MP rear sensor and an 8MP front-facing camera. Both tablets come with quad speaker setups with Dolby Atmos.
Xiaomi also announced a new keyboard case and a second-generation smart pen accessory with lower input latency, longer battery life and improved wear resistance on the pen tip.
Xiaomi Pad 6 and Pad 6 Pro come in black, blue and champagne gold colors. Xiaomi Pad 6 starts at CNY 1,999 ($291 converted) for the 6/128GB model. The 8/128GB version is CNY 2,099 ($305 converted) while the 8/256GB model is going for CNY 2,399 ($349 converted).
Xiaomi Pad 6 Pro starts at CNY 2,699 ($392 converted) for the base 8/256GB trim. It’s also available in 8/256GB (CNY 2,699) and 12/256GB (CNY 2,999) trims while the top of the line 12/512GB model is priced at CNY 3,299 ($480 converted).
Both tablets are available on pre-order in China while open sales are set to begin on April 21. International pricing and availability were not detailed.