Realme Pad Offcially Confirmed to Not Receive Android 12, But Will Get Security Updates

The Realme Pad is aimed at entry-level and non-power users, so the lack of an Android 12 update may not hurt many of its users.


Smartphone maker Realme had launched its first tablet, the Realme Pad, last year. However, users of the device have some bad news coming their way. A post on the company’s community FAQ pages confirmed that the tablet will not be getting the Android 12 update. “No, realme Pad will not be updated to Android 12, but will keep receiving security and performance updates throughout its software lifecycle,” the company said, answering a question from its community. Which means that the tablet, which was launched with Android 11 last year will not be getting any major operating system updates going forward.

Realme Pad specs and features

Like many Android tablets today, the Realme Pad also has an iPad-like design. It has a button free front, with slim bezels, with 82.5% screen-to-body ratio. There’s a single camera on the back and the overall design has a metallic finish, while the tablet is sold in grey and gold colours. It is priced at Rs. 15,999 for the WiFi+Cellular option. The WiFi only option is priced at Rs. 13,999.

Further, the Realme Pad has a 10.4 inch WUXGA display with 2000×1200 pixel resolution, and runs on the Helio G80 chipset from MediaTek. It is also powered by a 7100 mAh battery, which supports 18W quick charge. The company claims that the device will provide 65 day standy time, and 12 hours of video playback on each charge.

On the other hand, the tablet also has 8MP cameras on the back and front, with 105 degree field of view on the front shooter. The front camera also supports voice recognition, and the tablet has 32GB storage inside and 3GB of RAM though, which could be its big downfall, and is perhaps also why the company isn’t providing the next updates to the device.

Considering all the specs, the Realme Pad is basically aimed at entry-level and budget users, who perhaps won’t care about Android updates right now. However, the fact that the security updates will be provided at least for the time being, should keep the device relevant for the near future.