Xiaomi’s latest flagship tablets, the Xiaomi Pad 5 series gets Android 12 update. The first Android 12 update of the series has the build number 22.6.2. Months before the launch of the final version of Android 13, the Android 12 update eagerly awaited by users has been distributed to the Xiaomi Pad 5 series.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 series was launched in August 2021 and has specifications that can compete with those of other flagship tablets. In terms of design, it is very similar to the iPad Pro 11. On the software side, the tablet-optimised version of MIUI is similar to iPadOS, and the Xiaomi Pad 5 series can be described as the affordable iPad Pro. The Xiaomi Pad 5 series receives the Android 12 update after a long time.
Vanilla and Pro models ship with the Android 11-based MIUI 12.5 and will receive 2 major updates like every Xiaomi model, which means Android 12 is the first major release update and the Xiaomi Pad 5 series will be updated to Android 13 in the future.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 series has an 11-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1600×2560. The display supports a refresh rate of 120Hz and is HDR10 certified to display HDR-supported content. Also, screen is equipped with pen support. Both models feature powerful chipsets. The base model is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 860, this chipset is the overclocked version of the Snapdragon 855 and is even more powerful.
It has 8 Kryo 485 cores that can be used for various functions and has an Adreno 640 GPU. It can run most current games with high graphics details. The Pro version on the other hand is equipped with the Snapdragon 870, which is an overclocked version of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. Both models have 6/128, 6/256 GB RAM /storage options. The Pro model has an extra 8/256 GB option.
Xiaomi Pad 5 Series Gets Android 12 – What’s new?
There is not much new in the Android 12 update of the Xiaomi Pad 5 series. Besides the version upgrade, some system apps have been updated and provided with bug fixes. Beyond that, there are features that come with the Android 12. The new update package is very huge in size, as it includes the update of the Android version. You can experience latest Android version on the Xiaomi Pad 5 and Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro by installing the 3.6 GB update package.
The Xiaomi Pad 5 series gets Android 12 update, but with some issues. WeChat like apps cannot be displayed horizontally. The layout of the homepage can cause problems after rebooting the system. In addition to the problems that occur on the home page, the spacing between icons becomes abnormal when switching from portrait to landscape mode when the dock. MagicPointer does not work when you connect a mouse to your tablet. It has the default Android mouse style. 4×2 widgets have decreased in size to 2×1, and 4×4 widgets cannot be added. Apart from these issues, there are some other graphical problems, which is quite normal since it is the first Android 12 update package.
You can install updates for your Xiaomi tablet and smartphone via MIUI Downloader. MIUI Downloader, which offers the latest software updates for your device, is available for free on Google Play and you can download it by click here.