An Oppo Pad Android tablet is now tipped to launch soon. Teased by the popular Chinese tech blogger who operates under the name Digital Chat Station on social media platform Weibo, the Oppo Pad has seen its design posted online. From its initial looks, the purported upcoming Android tablet appears to have fully proportional display bezels, with the front camera presumably stowed within the upper bezel margins. The power button is to the top, while the upper right edge houses the volume rocker.
On overall terms, the Oppo Pad seemingly resembles the Huawei MatePad Pro tablet, which in turn is largely based on the new generation aesthetics that Apple adopted with its new iPad Pro series of tablets. The Oppo Pad will undoubtedly be an Android tablet, and Digital Chat Station has tipped it to run on ColorOS 12 – the new generation custom Android interface by Oppo. The latter should be based on Android 12, so users may expect a new design for the Android interface, along with the enhanced feature set that Oppo would roll out for its latest generation firmware.
Not a lot of specifications, however, are known. The post about the tablet has suggested that it may be a premium device, and if it does, the Oppo Pad may compete against the likes of the Huawei MatePad Pro in China, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio in global markets. However, Oppo has also typically offered strong value proposition with its products, so it remains to be seen if the tablet eventually comes with a premium design with mid-range specs aimed at entertainment and lightweight work usage.
With most companies opting for strong ecosystem play, the post also suggests that ColorOS 12 for Android tablets will offer the Oppo Pad interconnectivity with other devices under the Oppo ecosystem, such as Oppo smartphones, wireless earbuds, smartwatches and fitness trackers, and more. This, on paper, sounds similar to what Apple and Samsung have offered with its devices so far. The move comes at a time when more brands such as Realme are moving on to more product categories, with the latter slated to launch its first laptop as well as a tablet in the coming weeks.
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