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Xiaomi has launched the Tegra K1 powered Mi Pad in India on the cheap

After months of repeated assurance, the Xiaomi Mi Pad has finally been made official for India and the company plans to sell the device through Flipkart from March 24. Here’s the best part – The tablet will be super cheap with a price of just Rs 12999 and you will not have to deal with flash sales or registrations of any kind to get hold of it.

This basically means that the Xiaomi Mi Pad will be openly available to all customers. The slate was previously expected to make its debut back in December, but was further delayed due to certification and other formalities. It’s one of the few devices on the market to carry the Tegra K1 chip from Nivida which is also available on the Shield tablet.

Xiaomi Mi Pad

And accompanying the high performance CPU are Kepler graphics for desktop quality gaming. The Xiaomi tablet is a first from the Chinese giant and it looks pretty much similar to the iPad mini, expect that it has a plastic build while the latter dons a metal body. You don’t get the latest Android OS here out of the box, but the newest MIUI 6 interface from the company is preloaded.

Also read: Xiaomi’s Redmi 2 to cost Rs 6999 in India, registrations for March 24 sale open today

Additionally, the slate offers 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot for expansion. The main highlight of the Mi Pad is its gorgeous 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS LCD touchscreen. Other features of the tablet include a 6700mAh battery, a 5MP front camera and an 8MP rear shooter.

Xiaomi Mi Pad specs at a glance:

– Android 4.4 KitKat w/ MIUI 6
– 2.2GHz quad core Nvidia Tegra K1 processor
– 2GB RAM, 16GB storage, 128GB expandable
– 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 pixel IPS display
– 8MP rear camera, 5MP front imager
– Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi ac, Miracast, USB OTG
– 6700mAh battery

The Xiaomi Mi Pad will be available for purchase on the same say as the Redmi 2 smartphone via Flipkart.