The Oppo Pad Android tablet is expected to be released soon. After being teased by a popular Chinese tech blogger known as Digital Chat Station on social media platform Weibo, the Oppo Pad’s design has been made public. At first glance, the rumored upcoming Android tablet appears to have fully proportional display bezels, with the front camera presumably tucked into the upper bezel margins. The volume rocker is on the upper-right edge, and the power button is on top.
Overall, the Oppo Pad looks a lot like the Huawei MatePad Pro tablet, which is based on Apple’s new iPad Pro series of tablets’ new generation aesthetics. The Oppo Pad will undoubtedly be an Android tablet, and Digital Chat Station has speculated that it will run on ColorOS 12, Oppo’s latest custom Android interface. Users can expect a new design for the Android interface, as well as the enhanced feature set that Oppo would roll out for its latest generation firmware, as the latter is expected to be based on Android 12.
However, there aren’t many details available. According to the post about the tablet, it may be a premium device, and if it is, the Oppo Pad will compete with the Huawei MatePad Pro in China and the Samsung Galaxy Tab portfolio in international markets. However, Oppo has a history of providing good value for money, so it’ll be interesting to see if the tablet eventually comes with a premium design and mid-range specs aimed at entertainment and light work.
The post also claims that ColorOS 12 for Android tablets will allow the Oppo Pad to connect to other devices in the Oppo ecosystem, including Oppo smartphones, wireless earbuds, smartwatches and fitness trackers, and more. On paper, this appears to be similar to what Apple and Samsung have provided with their devices thus far. The move comes as more brands, such as Realme, expand into new product categories, with the latter set to release its first laptop and tablet in the coming weeks.