Intel would reportedly power the new Xiaomi MiPad 2 tablet with its 1.8GHz Intel Atom CPU inside. It is widely rumored that the Chinese handset is gearing up to make waves in the tablet market after capturing significant market share with its phones. Previously, MiPad used quad core 2.2 GHz NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.
No words from Xiaomi
In many parts of the world, customers are still waiting to buy a Xiaomi MiPad tablet, but the rumors of the second-generation are already heating up. According to a report of Phone Arena (via Weibo), Xiaomi is in the process of designing MiPad 2 tablet. The report, also, showed the image of the supposed Xiaomi MiPad 2, however, nowhere the sign or logo of Xiaomi could be seen over the tablet. Intel powered Xiaomi MiPad 2 could have 7.9-inch display like its predecessors with a 2048 x1536 pixels resolution.
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Earlier, also, there were reports on MiPad 2 tablet, but the latest report contradict the earlier information about the tablet. Previously, a device from Xiaomi was spotted on GFXBench that was shown with some unusual specifications. This Xiaomi tablet was promoted to be an affordable one with a 9.2-inch display, a 1280×720 pixels resolution, a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor with Qualcomm Adreno 306 graphics and 0.95GB of Ram onboard.
However, Xiaomi has not come out clearly on any of the rumors not confirming anything officially.
Intel making sincere efforts
Intel is making sincere efforts in trying to capture a respectable market share in the mobile business. At present, most of the tablet and mobile hardware chips sit on AMD and Qualcomm while Intel’s presence is sparse. According to a report from TechInsider, Intel has entered into major deals with ASUSTEK, Lenovo and Foxconn to power their mobile devices with the Intel Chips.
Major companies such as Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, Baidu and eBay contribute primarily to the sales of Intel chips. Intel earns majority of revenue from the data centers, and according to experts, the chip maker could face issues in the future due to declining PC sales. However, in the third-quarter of the 2014, profits surged 12% whereas revenue topped 8%. PC Client group revenue totaled to $9.2 billion, an increase of 6% sequentially and 9% year over year. The data center Group surged 5% and 16% year over year.