We know the OnePlus Pad is coming and will be fully unveiled in just a few days. Now a newly leaked image gives us a better look at the Android tablet than we’ve gotten from official sources so far.
The picture comes from regular and reliable Evan Blass (opens in a new tab) (pass GSM Arena (opens in a new tab)), showing almost the entire back of the tablet, with a lot of the front. The OnePlus logo and a large camera bump can be seen, along with a green halo.
You can see that the leaked image matches the first official image of the OnePlus Pad shown exclusively by TechRadar. The second image does give us a better look at the entire device from a more revealing perspective.
known and unknown
Of course, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the OnePlus Pad, including how much it will cost and what’s inside (there have been rumors about internal specs, but nothing official so far).
OnePlus has already confirmed that the tablet will have an aluminum body and curved frame, which leads us to think it will be a well-made device. There’s also that halo green, which may or may not be the only shade available.
Everything will be revealed at the OnePlus launch event on February 7, and we’ll of course bring you every announcement that day. The date will also mark the international launch of the OnePlus 11 flagship smartphone.
Analysis: More Android Tablets Please
We’ve lost count of how many devices are in the Apple iPad lineup at any given time of the year, but when it comes to Android tablets, the options have been sparse in recent years. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is definitely the exception rather than the rule.
One reason for this is that many Android applications are not specifically optimized for the large screen. Given that there aren’t that many tablets on the market, it becomes a feedback loop — developers don’t make the effort for the few users.
However, we’ve seen success with Android tablets, including the hugely popular Google Nexus 7 years ago, and the low-cost line of Amazon Fire tablets, including most recently the Amazon Fire HD 8. Android tablets are also available if the pricing is right.
With the OnePlus Pad and the upcoming Google Pixel tablet, we hope Android tablets will once again have a place. There’s no reason these devices can outperform the iPad for work and content consumption.