You have to hand it to Xiaomi: No other company makes its mobile products look more like Apple's. The China-based company launched the Mi Pad 2 on Tuesday and at first glance you'd swear it's an iPad mini.
Seriously, when I say this slate is designed like Apple's, I'm not kidding.
See if this sounds familiar: A 7.9-inch display with 2048 x 1536 resolution for 326 pixels per inch. That's exactly what Apple uses for its latest iPad mini tablets - and has since the iPad mini 2 debuted in November, 2013.
Xiaomi chose a 2.24 GHz Atom x5-Z8500 chip paired with 2 GB of memory to power its new small tablet. And that chip choice gives customers a second choice because both Android and Windows 10 can run on Intel's silicon.
Those that opt for the Android version will get Xiaomi's custom MIUI software interface for the open-source edition of Android; sorry, that means no Google Play apps or services. Either platform is available with 16 or 64 GB of flash storage.
Regardless of software choice, Xiaomi says the Mi Pad 2 can play video for 12 hours on a charge thanks to the 6,190 mAh battery. And the tablet features fast charging over its USB Type-C port.
The rear camera uses an 8 megapixel sensor - hey, just like the iPad mini 4! - with f/2.0 aperture and a 5 megapixel front camera. 802.11a/c Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 are the included wireless capabilities.
Looks aside, there's one area where the Mi Pad 2 is vastly different from Apple's small tablet offering: The price.
Later this month, the Mi Pad 2 with 16 GB of storage will be available for $156, while the 64 GB model will cost $197. Initially, only the Android edition will be sold, with the Windows 10 model launching next month.