Realme Pad Mini launched in India, starts at ₹10,999
It is a cheaper version of Realme Pad
April 29, 2022
In September last year, Realme Pad was launched in India as the first Android tablet from Realme. Even today, it is perhaps the best tablet you can get under ₹20,000. Now, Realme has launched a cheaper version of that tablet in India, the Realme Pad Mini. While the Realme Pad launched at ₹13,999, the Pad Mini starts at ₹10,999. And yes, there are both WiFi-only as well as LTE variants.
Design-wise, the Realme Pad Mini is, well, smaller than the Realme Pad. While the Realme Pad had a 10.4-inch display, the Pad Mini has an 8.7-inch panel. So that results in quite a big difference in the size of both the tablets. Moreover, due to a smaller size, the thickness is also more at 7.6mm (vs 6.9mm). Another downside of a smaller size is a smaller battery. The Pad Mini has a 6,400mAh battery which is large but not as large as the 7,100mAg battery of the Realme Pad. The charging speed remains the same (18W).
Realme did not go for a plastic build for the Pad Mini as the company kept the same metal build on the cheaper tablet. There is no Quad-speaker setup this time like the Realme Pad, but the stereo speakers that the Pad Mini has are also quite nice.
The display on the front is an 8.7.-inch LCD with a resolution of 1340 x 800 pixels. For comparison, the Realme Pad had a panel with 2000 × 1200 pixels (WUXGA+) resolution. The chipset under the hood is UNISOC T616 which is built on the 12nm process & has an octa-core CPU with 2x Cortex-A75 cores @2GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 cores @1.8GHz. The tablet comes with 3GB or 4GB RAM and 32GB or 64GB storage. There is also an option to expand the storage via a microSD card of up to 1TB.
The camera on the rear has an 8MP sensor, whereas the one on the front has a 5MP sensor. Finally, Realme UI for Pad runs out of the box, which is based on Android 11.
Here is the pricing for India –
3GB + 32GB (WiFi Only) – ₹10,999
3GB + 32GB (LTE) – ₹12,999
4GB + 64GB (WiFi Only) – ₹12,999
4GB + 64GB (LTE) – ₹14,999
The first sale takes place on the 2nd of May, and you can buy Realme Pad Mini via Flipkart or Realme India’s website.
Between May 2 & May 9, the company is also offering up to ₹2000 discount on all the variants so, which brings the starting price down to ₹8,999.