NVIDIA Waves Flag On First Tegra K1 Powered Tablet By Xiaomi

Xiaomi announced a new, relatively inexpensive Android tablet yesterday called the MiPad, and NVIDIA has made sure to bang the drum for the new device as it has the company’s Tegra K1 SoC inside, and NVIDIA talked up Xiaomi as a company, too.

“Fast. Xiaomi does everything fast,” wrote NVIDIA’s Will Park in a company blog post. “Its Tegra 4-powered Mi3 was the world’s fastest phone at launch. They’re growing fast, too: Xiaomi is now one of the world’s largest smartphone vendors. And now, they’re the first to build a tablet with our out-of-this-world fast Tegra K1 mobile processor.”

Xiaomi MiPad with NVIDIA Tegra K1

The Tegra K1 mobile processor (the “K” is for “Kepler”) has 192 cores and supports OpenGL 4.4, OpenGL ES 3.1, DX12, and Unreal Engine 4, so devs can bring PC and console titles to K1-packing mobile devices.

The MiPad, specifically, offers a 7.9-inch display (2048x1536) with 2GB of RAM, 16GB or 64GB of onboard storage (and a microSD slot), a 6700 mAh battery, and 8MP rear- and 5MP front cameras. It’ll be available as a beta in June--in China--and will cost $240 for the 16GB model and $270 for the 64GB version.