Xiaomi unveiled its latest foldable, the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3, at a major event today. The company’s largest tablet to date, the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max, also took to the stage, as well as Xiaomi’s most powerful smart band to date – the Smart Band 8 Pro.
Xiaomi Pad 6 Max
With a 14-inch display, the Xiaomi Pad 6 Max is significantly larger than the normal Pad 6 with 11 inches. This is a high-quality 10-bit display with a resolution of 2,880 x 1,800 pixels, HDR10 and Dolby Vision support and 600 nits of brightness. Gorilla Glass 5 is used for protection. The refresh rate is 120 Hz, and there are eight speakers with Dolby Atmos support for gaming and video streaming.
The display is also ideal for gaming, while MIUI for Pad pays off when using office apps, which can display up to four apps at the same time. In addition, Xiaomi has calibrated the Pad 6 Max for color accuracy, so that you can also edit photos. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, just like the Pad 6 Pro. The processor draws power from a 10,000 mAh battery that goes to 50% in 30 minutes and to 100% in 68 minutes with the 67 watt charger. You can also use the Pad 6 Max as a power bank and charge other devices with 33 watt reverse charging.
The Xiaomi tablet has a 20 megapixel front camera in the center of the frame with a status LED. There is also a 4-microphone array, which can capture a single person (60 degree angle) or the entire 360 degree range in group chats. On the back there is a main camera with a full 50 megapixels.
In addition to a keyboard case, there is also an optional stylus. The stylus features a long-lasting tip and a latency of just 5ms when drawing or writing. It can also be used as a virtual laser pointer for presentations. The Xiaomi Pad 6 Max consists of a metal unibody that is only 6.53mm thick and weighs 750g.
The Xiaomi Pad 6 Max is available in black and silver in China from today – there is no information about a worldwide release yet. The base price for the 8/256GB model is 3,800 CNY (€480/$523). But there is a discount of 200 CNY in the first few days. After that, the prices increase to 4,000 CNY, as well as 4,400 CNY for the 12/512 GB model and 4,800 CNY for the 16 GB/1 TB top model. For comparison, the Pad 6 Pro started at 2,700 CNY. The keyboard case and stylus are sold separately for 800 and 500 CNY.
Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro comes with a larger display than its predecessor, the Smart Band 7 Pro. It now measures 1.74 inches (previously 1.64 inches), offers a resolution of 336 x 480 pixels and is also slightly sharper (336 ppi vs. 326 ppi) and also brighter (600 nits vs. 500 nits). The display runs at 60 Hz and is protected by Gorilla Glass.
The new Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is a few grams heavier at 22.5g but thinner than its predecessor at 9.9mm (compared to 11mm). Nothing has changed on the body, which is still waterproof up to 50 meters. The battery, on the other hand, should last a little longer, up to 14 days according to Xiaomi (compared to up to 12 days with the 7 Pro). As before, the Xiaomi fitness tracker has an integrated GPS receiver, so you can train without a smartphone. The new heart rate and blood oxygen (SpO2) sensors are also more accurate. As before, there is also NFC.
The Xiaomi Smart Band 8 Pro is available in black and silver. There are also 10 different bracelets made of silicone, leather and Milanaise as well as over 100 dials. The fitness tracker costs 400 CNY (€51/$55) with the silicone strap and 450 CNY with a leather strap. An additional silicone strap is 40 CNY, braided and leather straps are 100 CNY each. The chic Milanese option is the most expensive at 200 CNY.