OnePlus has just finished their February 7 press show where among the smartphones and earbuds they presented, they also unveiled their first tablet, the OnePlus Pad. It will launch in May though.
OnePlus Store: https://www.oneplus.com/us/oneplus-pad
OnePlus Pad is an Android 13 tablet with the OxygenOS 13.1 UI, that’s powered by the hot new Mediatek Dimensity 9000 chipset, with 8GB / 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and even UFS 3.1 storage with a capacity from 128GB to 256GB.
The 11.61-inch screen has a 7:5 screen ratio which OnePlus has labelled ReadFit due to its emphasis on optimizing the reading experience with this ratio.
Other display attributes includes a 2800 x 2000 resolution display (giving it a 296 ppi), 500 nits max brightness, a 144 Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Vision.
The Halo Green tablet also features quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, an 8MP front camera with facial unlocking and a 13MP rear camera with LED, Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.3, a 9150 mAh battery capacity with a 14.5 hour battery life and 67W Supervooc fast charging support, and a USB C port.
There’s also proper pogo pin connectors for the OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard, and support for the 4096 pressure level sensitive OnePlus Stylo digitizer pen.
The OnePlus Pad is very portable too, with a thickness of just 6.54mm and a weight of 552 grams, and the screen also has 2.5D curved glass.
Pricing and availability will be announced at in a couple of weeks says OnePlus. Either way, a good set of specifications for a tablet debut, and the aspect ratio will for sure be welcomed by a lot of people.
Most tablet brands have transitioned over from the former widescreen ratio over to a more reader friendly aspect ratio over the years too, so this choice of screen ratio is in line with current trends.
– Tom Bowen