Xiaomi, soon after launching its Mi 5 flagship smartphone in India at a price tag of Rs. 24,999, has launched the Soundwave: Mi Pad 2 toy that turns into a Transformer-like robot, in collaboration with Hasbro, a US-based toy and board game company.
"There's more to Mi than meets the eye. Teamed up w/ Hasbro for Soundwave: Mi Pad 2 that turns into a Transformer," tweeted the company with images on Tuesday.
There's more to Mi than meets the eye. Teamed up w/ Hasbro for Soundwave: Mi Pad 2 that turns into a Transformer. 😎 pic.twitter.com/9ncXk79PzE-- Mi (@xiaomi) April 5, 2016
The toy has been launched as a crowdfunding project. It is priced at CNY 169, and will begin shipping first in China starting May 13. At the time of writing, the project raised CNY 384,306, which is more than 200 percent above the original target. The Soundwave: Mi Pad 2 features Lego-like pieces that one can detach from the assembly.
Xiaomi launched its Mi Pad 2 tablet back in November last year both in Android as well as Windows 10 OS variants. It sports a 7.9-inch (2048x1536 pixels) resolution IPS display with a pixel density of 326ppi. It runs a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom x5-Z8500 processor (2MB cache, 4 cores, 4 threads, base frequency 1.44GHz, burst frequency 2.24GHz) under-the-hood, clubbed with Intel HD GPU and 2GB of LPDDR3 RAM. It is also the first Xiaomi device to be powered by an Intel processor.
The Mi Pad 2 features an 8-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture, along with a 5-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera. The tablet comes with Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB Type-C, Bluetooth v4.1, and GPS connectivity. The metal-clad tablet's 6190mAh battery is rated to deliver up to 648.8 hours of standby time. It comes in Dark Grey and Champagne Gold colour variants. Measuring 200.4x132.6x6.95mm, the Mi Pad 2 weighs 322 grams. The tablet is also 18 percent thinner than its predecessor, which was 8.5mm thick. The device is yet to be launched in India.