Xiaomi Mi Pad 2
Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 (extreme left) confirmed to have Windows 10-driven variant  MIUI

Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi, which unveiled the next-gen Redmi Note 3 and Mi Pad 2 during its 24 November event instead of the Mi 5, is now set to offer a Windows version of the tablet. An exclusive Android edition of the tablet will also be made available. The Mi Pad 2 can be purchased in retail stores in China from 27 November.

As per the official web portal of the MiPad 2, potential customers can purchase the Windows 10 variant of the tablet which will come with 64GB internal storage. The slate will cost ¥1299 ($203, £135); the Android edition of device has an identical ¥1299 price tag.

The Mi Pad 2 is driven by an Intel Atom processor and powered by a 6,190mAh lithium-polymer battery. The slate is enclosed within a full-metal outer frame.

It is not known whether lesser internal storage variants of the Mi Pad 2 will be made available. Other key technical specs of the tablet include:

  • 7.9in display
  • 2.24 GHz quad-core CPU with Intel HD Graphics card
  • 8 MP primary camera
  • 5 MP secondary camera
  • MIUI 7 User interface
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 16/62 GB internal storage
  • MicroSD card slot for expansion of internal storage up to 128 GB
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot and microUSB connectivity