The mechanical keyboard is not the only first for OnePlus. During the OnePlus Cloud 11 Event yesterday, Oppo also revealed another first: an Android tablet. Simply called OnePlus Pad, it has an unusual aspect ratio of 7:5 which OnePlus said is the world’s first. But why? Well, this screen ratio, which OnePlus called ReadFit, is supposed to offer a better view with a “book-like experience” that “maximizes readability and tactile comfort for all-day use.”
The display on the OnePlus Pad is a 144 Hz 11.61-inch LCD screen with a 2,800 x 2,000 screen resolution, packs 296 ppi, supports 10-bit True Color, has 500 nits of brightness, and has 2048 levels of intelligent brightness control. It has a super narrow bezel that is just 6.7 mm, resulting in a screen-to-body ratio of 88%.
Under the hood is a Dimensity 9000 running the clockwork, backed by 8 GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128 GB UFS 3.1 storage. Its 9,510 mAh battery is good for “all-day use” or a month of standby. That is a battery life I can appreciate because my iPad mini 6 can’t even stand by for 3 days. The battery is paired with a 67W SUPERVOOC that can recharge the tablet to full in a little over an hour.
Other spec sheet details include a 2.5D curved glass, an 8MP front camera, a 13 MP main camera with EIS and capable of 4K 30fps video recording, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6, Omnibearing sound field (quad speakers), and support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
The device supports face unlock but it has no fingerprint sensor nor does it has a headphone jack. Also, it does not have a slider which I was kind of expecting for OnePlus’ first tablet. Anyhoo, all these are packed in a beautiful, super thin CNC machined aluminum unibody with curved sides that remind us of the good’ol iPhone 7. The device is 6.54 mm thin and tips the scales at 552g.
The features do not end there. The first tablet from OnePlus also features 5G Cellular Data Sharing allowing the same data to be shared with your phone and the tablet. And then there is the cross-screen transmission. This feature allows stills and videos taken on the phone to be received by the tablet, in real-time, so you can edit them on the OnePlus Pad.
And while you are at it (editing photos and videos), you will be able to check your phone messages and get notifications from the tablet. OnePlus Pad also boasts an Apple Centerstage-equivalent feature known as Limelight technology. Limelight keeps you front and center when using its 8 MP front-facing camera for video calls.
Finally, the tablet also supports the OnePlus stylus, called OnePlus Stylo, and OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard.
Pricing is TBA. Like the OnePlus Featuring Keyboard 81 Pro, OnePlus will start taking pre-orders for the OnePlus Pad in April. In the meantime, you can learn more and sign up to be notified of the pre-order HERE.