Chinese smartphone maker iQOO is reportedly planning to launch a new 8.8-inch high-performance Android tablet in 2024, according to leaks from industry insider Digital Chat Station.
The leaker claims the tablet will arrive “later than the vivo Pad 3” which is expected in 2023, targeting a launch in Q2 2024. This would mark iQOO’s second tablet offering, following the launch of the 12.1-inch iQOO Pad earlier this year.
(More about the leaker: 数码闲聊站 (Digital Chat Station) is a famous Chinese tablet, smartphone, and PC leaker with a very high reliability)
Details remain slim about the rumored 8.8-inch iQOO tablet, but it is described as a “high-performance flagship” model. This indicates it will likely feature premium design and specifications to compete with the best tablets on the market.
The existing iQOO Pad packs impressive hardware like a 144Hz high refresh rate display, Dimensity 9000+ chipset, and large 10,000 mAh battery. Fans can expect even better performance and features on this mysterious new compact tablet.
An 8.8-inch form factor would make the slate smaller than Apple’s base iPad at 10.2-inches, ideal for enhanced portability. The tablet segment has seen a growth in compact “mini” tablets recently, catering to those wanting top specs without the large screen.
For now iQOO is staying silent on any such tablet plans. But with the source proving accurate previously, there may be some truth to this 2024 launch rumor. We’ll keep an eye out for more leaks in the coming months regarding iQOO’s rumored flagship tablet.