OnePlus takes on the iPad with the OnePlus Pad

Android tablets are on their manner again, and one in every of Android’s greatest producers (we’re speaking about OnePlus father or mother firm BBK) is bringing an Android pill to the US for the primary time. Say howdy to the OnePlus Pad, an 11.61-inch pill with an optionally available keyboard and stylus. We do not know the way a lot it prices, so do not ask. There’s additionally no exhausting launch date, however preorders begin in April.

What we do know are the specs. The 11.61-inch show is a 144 Hz LCD, with a decision of 2800×2000. That is a facet ratio of seven:5, or a bit wider than a 4:3 show, which OnePlus claims is a “book-like” facet ratio. The SoC is a MediaTek Dimensity 9000. That is a rarity within the US, nevertheless it’s mainly a generic ARM design for 2022 flagship telephones, with one 3.05 GHz ARM Cortex X2 CPU, three A710 CPUs, and 4 A510 CPUs. It is a 4 nm chip with an ARM Mali-G710 MC10. You additionally get 8GB of RAM (there’s an possibility for 12GB), 128GB of UFS 3.1 storage, and a 9510 mAh battery. This isn’t within the super-flagship pill territory and will (hopefully) include an inexpensive price ticket.

As all the time, OnePlus’ trademark quick-charging is right here, and it is 67 W. On a tiny cellphone battery, that sort of charging will often take a cellphone from 0-100 in round a half hour, however with an enormous pill battery, a full cost nonetheless takes “simply over 60 minutes.” Within the effective print, OnePlus really offers a warning towards any restore makes an attempt, saying, “The battery has been particularly encrypted for security functions. Please go to an official OnePlus service middle to restore your battery or get a real alternative battery.” I’ve by no means heard of a battery being “encrypted” earlier than, however I believe they imply there’s a serial quantity verify within the firmware someplace and that it’ll presumably refuse to work if you happen to exchange it. As for the opportunity of an “official OnePlus service middle” really current, there’s a enterprise finder on the OnePlus India web site, however not one within the US, so it is trying like mail-in service solely.

The pill is made up of an aluminum unibody that weighs 555 g. The edges are rounded over, which ought to make it really feel comfy to carry. It comes with 4 audio system, a USB-C port on the precise facet, and a set of three pogo pins on the underside for the keyboard. The again has a round digital camera bump that makes it appear to be a detailed cousin of the OnePlus 11, and it holds a single 13 MP digital camera. We additionally hope you want inexperienced, as a result of that seems to be the one shade.

There is no fingerprint sensor in any respect. There’s a cutout that appears prefer it may be a fingerprint sensor, however we guess that is only a radio sign window. There’s additionally no GPS listed on the spec sheet. We all know subsequent to nothing concerning the “OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard” and “OnePlus Stylo” pen. The keyboard has a small trackpad that helps swiping. The pen has a 2 ms response time, which sounds fairly good. That is about it. Presumably we’ll know extra in April.

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