Higher identified for its all-round respectable Android telephones just like the OnePlus 11, OnePlus has been exhibiting off its first pill. Known as the OnePlus Pad, this Android 13-based gadget packs an 11.6-inch show right into a slender, inexperienced steel physique and comes with useful extras like quick charging and a beefy battery. It goes up for preorder within the UK and US in April, though OnePlus has but to say how a lot you may should splash so as to get one.
I preferred the texture of it after I obtained my arms on it throughout MWC in Barcelona. It is obtained an all-metal design, which feels sturdy to carry and I am fairly keen on the inexperienced coloration that is additionally widespread on the OnePlus 11 and OnePlus Buds Professional 2. It felt significantly skinny in my arms, however at 6.54mm thick it is truly marginally thicker than the iPad Professional. I am splitting hairs at this level although; it is definitely slender sufficient to slip right into a backpack and it felt snug to carry and swipe across the Android interface.
The 11.6-inch show has an uncommon 7:5 side ratio which is aimed extra in direction of studying books, taking a look at paperwork and internet searching than it’s for pure media consumption. That is nice if you’d like it extra as a enterprise and productiveness gadget, much less so if you’d like it to plough by means of your favourite Netflix boxsets — these 16:9 side movies may have some fairly hefty black bars above and under. Nonetheless, the display is sharp, has a 144Hz refresh charge and helps Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR for vibrant colours.
Like a lot of the OnePlus cellphone vary, the Pad helps 66W quick charging, with a full cost of the battery from empty apparently taking a bit of over an hour. At 9,510mAh, the battery itself is fairly capacious and OnePlus reckons it’s going to enable for as much as 14 hours of video playback and as much as a month on standby. I did not get any sense of battery life in my very restricted arms on time, so I am going to reserve judgement on its expertise right here for after I get a mannequin in for some correct testing.
The pill comes both by itself or with a keyboard case and a stylus (referred to as the OnePlus Stylo, as a result of why not). Each do look considerably paying homage to Apple’s iPad equipment, however I suppose there’s not a load of room for aesthetic experimentation in terms of a stylus. Should you’re wanting a pill as a piece gadget for emails and extra then the keyboard at the very least needs to be a vital.
It is powered by a Dimensity 9000 processor, backed up by at the very least 8GB of RAM (as much as 16GB in some markets) and contains a digital camera on the again, and an 8-megapixel entrance digital camera for video calls. OnePlus additionally boasted of the Pad’s highly effective audio system, however these have been troublesome to check on the fairly raucous arms on occasion. Keep tuned for me once we get one for assessment.