OnePlus Pad image leak gives us a better look at the upcoming tablet
We know that OnePlus Keyboard is being rolled out and will be fully announced in just a few days. Now, a newly leaked image gives us a better look at the Android tablet than we’ve got so far from official sources.
Pictures come from reliable regular Evan Blass (opens in a new tab) (through GSMArena (opens in a new tab)), and shows nearly the entire back of the tablet, along with multiple fronts. OnePlus logo and large camera cluster can be seen with Halo Green color.
You can see that the leaked image matches the first official OnePlus Pad image on display Exclusively on TechRadar. However, this second image gives us a better view of the entire device, from a clearer angle.
The known and the unknown
Of course, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the OnePlus Pad, including how much it will cost and what will be inside (there is a has been rumored on internal specs, but nothing is official so far).
OnePlus has confirmed that the tablet will have an aluminum alloy body and a cambered frame, which makes us think this will be a well-built device. There is also a Halo Green color, which may or may not be the only color available.
All will be revealed at the OnePlus launch event on February 7th, and of course we’ll bring you all the announcements on that date. This day will also mark the international debut of Oneplus 11 top smartphones.
Analysis: please add an Android tablet
We didn’t count how many devices there are in the Apple iPad line at any given time of year, but for Android tablets, those have been slim picks in recent years. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Definitely the exception rather than the rule.
One of the reasons for this is that many Android apps are not particularly well optimized for larger screens. Since there aren’t many such tablets, this turns into a feedback loop – developers won’t put in the effort because of the smaller number of users.
However, we have seen success stories of Android tablets, including Google Nexus 7 years ago and the low-cost Amazon Fire line of tablets, including Amazon Fire HD 8. Android tablets can work if they’re priced right.
With OnePlus Pad and coming soon Pixel Tablet from Google, we hope that Android tablets can once again have that moment. There’s no reason these devices can’t match the iPad for work and content consumption.