If you’re looking for a mid-range tablet, you’ll find the iPad 10.2 (2020), the only option due to the limited selection in this market segment. However, this may soon change thanks to the Chinese tech company Xiaomi.
Xiaomi stopped producing tablets in 2018, but according to its CEO Lei Jun, that will change in 2021. In a video posted on the company’s Weibo (Chinese social network) page, Jun confirmed that the company is reviving its tablet and Mi Mix smartphones this year.
The latest Xiaomi tablets were the Mi Pad 4 and 4 Plus in 2018. The Mi Mix are smartphones that sited below the Mi line but above the budget Redmi phones, and we last saw them in early 2019. That doesn’t include the Mi Mix Alpha, a concept device that has never been released outside of China. It had a screen that almost completely covered the body of the phone.
In the past few years, Xiaomi has established itself as a champion in the mid-range smartphone market, with phones like the Mi 10T Pro, Mi Note 10, and Poco F2 Pro offering the best specs relatively low prices. However, we’ve also seen the company tiptoe into the more expensive premium category with phones like the Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro. With the Mi Mix line’s resurgence, the company could continue with mid-range phones, positioning the standard Mi line more clearly as top-end devices.