OnePlus continues to branch out beyond smartphones as it officially unveils its upcoming tablet: the OnePlus Pad Go.
Details are scant right now. Most of the details of the device have not been revealed. However, we know what it looks like. The company has posted images of the OnePlus Pad Go on it official OnePlus India account on X (the platform was previously known as Twitter). Looking at the pictures, the device looks almost identical OnePlus Pad. There are a few minor differences – notably, the back has a two-tone color scheme. The top 15 percent or so has a shiny, almost chrome-like quality to it. The rest has a matte finish that makes it look more flat in comparison. In addition, the shade of green used in the Pad Go is much lighter compared to the original model.
Presenting…#OnePlusPadGo #AllPlayAllDay pic.twitter.com/9iaIow8zV7September 16, 2023
Interestingly, the tagline of the tablet is “All Play, All Day”, which probably indicates better battery life. If this is the case, it’s a welcome and surprising upgrade. Long battery life is, by far, the best aspect of the first tablet. The OnePlus Pad has about “12 hours of video playback”. It is possible that the volume could extend to 16 hours or more with fast charging to boot. Of course, this is just speculation on our part.
High quality screen
The speculation is that the device will sport a 2.4K resolution display with a 7:5 aspect ratio. This news comes from OnePlus President and COO Kinder Liu who recently joined forces Digital Trends, has released some of the device’s secrets. Liu calls it a “mid-tier entertainment tablet [offering] amazing visual quality without breaking the bank. So it is possible that the new model will have lower quality hardware compared to its older brother. In fact, we’ve already seen this happen when you compare the screens of the two.
As 9To5Google points out, the OnePlus Pad has a 2.8K (2,800 x 2,000 pixels) resolution panel, which means that the upcoming gadget may have a slightly worse screen. 2.4K resolution is still good. Also, Liu did not reveal if the Pad Go will have the same 144Hz refresh rate as the original OnePlus pad or if it will drop to 120Hz.
Liu went on to discuss some features of the Pad Go.
What really caught our eye was Content Sync, which provides users with an easyaa1 A. In addition, “notification sync and screen mirroring [will be] a part of the software toolkit”. The OnePlus Pad Go even has “the ability to manage calls between devices.” Liu said that all these interconnecting functions are part of the company’s goal to build a ” comprehensive OnePlus ecosystem.”
The launch date and price tag for the OnePlus Pad Go is currently unknown, although there are hints. Android Authority claims it received an email from the company saying the tablet will be launched on October 6. For cost, we have to look at the OnePlus Pad which retails for $480/£449. The OnePlus Pad Go is expected to be cheaper.
While we’re at it, be sure to check out TechRadar’s list of the best Android tablets for 2023.