Xiaomi reportedly working on three premium Android tablets with Snapdragon 8-series chipsets

On: May 5, 2021

  • Xiaomi may soon launch three premiu Android tablets
  • These could be arriving as the Mi Pad 5 series
  • The next-generation Mi Pads are likely to feature Snapdragon 8-series chipsets

Xiaomi is working on three Android tablets with premium specifications, claims a new report by XDA Developers. After decompiling the code of different system apps of MIUI 12.5, the publication was able to find key information about the upcoming Mi tablets.

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The new tablets are expected to replace the Mi Pad 4 series that launched three years back. While there is no confirmation on the moniker of the upcoming next-generation Xiaomi tablets, it is speculated to arrive as Mi Pad 5 lineup. All three Mi Pad 5 series tablets are expected to feature the powerful Snapdragon 8-series chipsets.

Xiaomi working on three Android tablets

MI Pad 5 settings

Hidden system navigation page for tablets in the alpha version of MIUI Home app | Image Source: XDA member kacskrz

XDA Developers came across codenames such as Nabu, Enuma, and Elisha while decompiling the code of MIUI 12.5’s system apps. The references of “isPad” for these devices suggest that some of the MIUI apps will have dedicated features for tablets.

Shown above is a screenshot of a new settings page for demoing system navigation on tablets, which was found in an alpha version of the MIUI Home app. The image shows that the new Xiaomi tablets may support gesture controls and an option to hide full-screen indicators when using full-screen gestures.

Mi Pad 5 series specifications and features(rumored)

The tablet codenamed Enuma has a model number that ends with K81, while the Elish model appears to be its variant as it has a model number that ends in K81A. The Nabu tablet appears to be a different model as its model name ends with K82. The Enuma model supports voice calls which indicates it will support 4G/5G connectivity. However, the other two devices lack support for it.

Past reports have revealed that the Enuma, Elish, and Nabu tablets have IPS LCD panels that support a 16:10 aspect ratio and  2,560 x 1,600 pixels resolution. The Nabu model has a 10.97-inch screen, and its dimensions are 236 x 148mm. It is backed by an 8,720mAh battery.

The Enuma and Elish tablets are said to be equipped with Qualcomm’s sm8250 chip. This indicates that these devices could be featuring the Snapdragon 865, 865+, or the new 870 SoC. On the other hand, the Nabu model has an sm8150 chip, which suggests that it could be equipped with the Snapdragon 855, 855+, or 860. Some reports have claimed that these tablets will support a 120Hz refresh rate, a side-facing fingerprint reader, and a triple rear cameras.


Anvinraj Valiyathara

Anvin is a self-proclaimed geek who has been writing about smartphones for nearly 10 years. After using phones like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Sony Xperia Mini, Lumia 730, Lumia 950, Honor 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 and Honor 8 Pro to name a few, he is now a happy user of the POCO F1. In his free time, he participates in church activities and likes to travel.