- OnePlus has not only planned a few smartphones for this year.
- A first tablet from the manufacturer is also to appear.
- The launch is said to be imminent.
Android tablets seem to be on the rise again. After Samsung’s trio of flagships a few weeks ago, other manufacturers are also trying their hand at devices with screens over 7 inches. Realme recently launched its debut with the Realme Pad, but OnePlus also has a tablet in the works: the OnePlus Pad.
Serial production of the OnePlus Pad has begun in several European and Eurasian regions. Expect the launch to happen soon now.#OnePlus #OnePlusPad
— Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) March 23, 2022
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OnePlus Pad: Slimmed down Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+
Thanks to a leak, practically all specifications have now appeared for this. Accordingly, the OnePlus Pad will be a fairly large piece with a 12.4-inch OLED screen (Full HD+), which corresponds to the diagonal of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+. Under the hood, however, OnePlus shifts down a gear with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 and combines the SoC with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
OnePlus Pad 5G Exposure 🎩
• 12.4-inch FHD+ OLED screen
• Snapdragon 865
• 6GB RAM
• 128GB Storage
• 13MP+5MP Rear Camera
• 8MP Front
• 10090mAh + 45W Charging
• Android 12
• Side fringar print sensor
• 3.5mm Jack
6GB+128GB: ¥2999 (Expected)
— Sam (@Shadow_Leak) March 24, 2022
There is no mention of a microSD slot so far, but I wouldn’t completely rule it out. A 3.5 millimeter jack for headphones is almost confirmed. At 10,090 mAh, the battery is the same size as in the Tab S8+ and can also be recharged with 45 watts.
Additional details on the spec sheet include a dual-cam setup of 13 MP and 5 MP sensors on the back and an 8 MP selfie camera on the front. According to the extensive leaks, a fingerprint sensor is installed on the side. The OnePlus Pad should appear with Android 12 (or Android 12L) ex works.
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Will the OnePlus Pad come out in Europe?
In addition to a 5G variant, which the leak reports, there should also be a pure Wi-Fi variant. The price is said to be 2,999 yuan, the equivalent of about 430 euros, the Wi-Fi version should be a little less. I wouldn’t completely rule out a launch in Europe, although the OnePlus Pad could also be reserved for China.
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OnePlus Pad: is this the way to go?
It remains to be seen whether a bunch of new hardware and now a completely new device class will warm the hearts of former OnePlus fans. Most recently, the manufacturer, who was once celebrated as an underdog, had to take a lot of criticism, mainly because of a smashed update. Would you buy a OnePlus tablet?