Xiaomi has rolled out a handful of smartphones in the recent months but not enough tablets. However, if a recent benchmark leak is to be believed, then the Chinese electronics manufacturer has a tempting tablet model in the pipelines.
A device named Xiaomi MI Pad 2 had its benchmarks uploaded to the Primatelabs repository last Nov. 5 at 6:21 p.m UTC. According to the datasheet, the MI Pad 2 is running Android 5.1 Lollipop. Moreover, it hosts an Intel Atom x5-z8500, a quad-core with each core clocked at 2.24 GHz.
Note that the X5-Z8500 was released in January of this year as part of the Cherry Trail of family of Intel Atom processors. It uses a 14 nm lithography and a 64-bit instruction set. A reference tablet running on this SoC was demoed during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) earlier this year.
As the video shows, the chip is capable of running a 64-bit version variant of Windows 8 and thus, there's no question that it can run on Windows 10. It does make the mind wonder why Xiaomi decided to go with Android with this tablet when a full desktop operating system can run on it. Battery reasons perhaps? Nevertheless, users should be able to install a Windows OS on this tablet.
Furthermore, the chip can cater up to 8GB of RAM. However, based on the benchmark, Xiaomi only fitted the MI Pad 2 with just 2GB. It scored 985 for single-core performance while it scaled up to 3268 on multi-core. For Integer performance, it scored 1178 for single-core and 4306 for multi-core.
While this device shouldn't be expected to perform on the level of the Surface Pro 3, it should still offer plenty of performance for people who want a decent midrange tablet. Xiaomi introduced the MI Pad last year at $300.
However, bear in mind that until Xiaomi makes the official announcement everything the benchmark uploaded to Primatelabs should be taken with plenty of skepticism.