Vivo Pad Air is taking orders after the unveiling, and will launch two days from now, starting at a price of 1799 Chinese Yuan.
Considering the good specs yet low weight, this tablet kind of deserves to use the Air moniker. This is an 11.5-inch tablet that runs the Android 13 based OriginOS 3.
At the base we have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 processor, so we know that a certain amount of power is secured. Then it has options of 8GB RAM with 128GB/256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, or 12GB RAM with 256GB/512GB of storage.
The size of the screen is 11.5 inches, which is sort of like a new category at the moment. We’ll see how that catches on, now that tablets are growing larger. The display resolution is 2800 x 1840, with a 144 Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness, and HDR 10.
With specs like these, it would be natural to expect almost flagship level specs in other areas too, but actually Vivo acted sensibly in this case, and focused on decent power and a good screen for the tablet, without increasing the cost through every other top level component.
So the front camera is a 5MP camera, while the back camera is an 8MP camera with LED. Which means that the cameras only support FHD recording and no 4K.
It still has quad speakers though, with Super Audio 5.0. But not only that, the speakers should have proper bass to them, with an output of 6W, which is very high for a tablet computer.
And despite just a 8500 mAh battery, the battery life is rated to 12.6 hours long due to the efficient chipset. 44W charging through the USB-C 3.0 port is supported.
Additional specs are Wi-Fi 6, BT 5.2, NFC, and it has support for the 4096 levels of pressure sensitive digitizer Vivo Pencil 2, and can also be bought with its own compact keyboard case.
And when it comes to the lightness of the tablet, the Vivo Pad Air is 6.67mm thick and weighs 530 grams.
– Tom Bowen