In a somewhat surprising move, though it was teased a week or so ago, OnePlus has announced the OnePlus Pad, its first foray into the tablet market. While launch details are limited, I can at least tell you what I know about this remarkable large-screen Android device.
The OnePlus pad in Halo Green is encased in a unified metal body with bezels measuring just 6.54mm. It features a screen-to-body ratio of 88%. The screen is an 11.61-inch LCD panel (2800×2800) with up to 144Hz for select apps, but it will normally run at 120Hz when scrolling.
You’ll find it powered by a Dimension 9000 chipset from MediaTek and 8GB or 12GB of RAM, 128GB of UFS3.1 storage and a single rear 13MP camera. There is WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, 4 speakers and a 9510mAh battery with 67W fast charging that will fully charge in 80 minutes.
As for other interesting parts of this story, OnePlus has put OxygenOS 13.1 on it for a multi-screen connection between phone and pad. It will use that connection to share your phone’s data connection for on-the-go connections It will come with (or have?) a stylus and magnetic keyboard.
For now, OnePlus isn’t saying anything about pricing and has asked to wait for April, when we can pre-order one. what are you doing