OnePlus registers 'OnePlus Pad' trademark, indicating that it's working on an Android tablet
The Chinese smartphone manufacturer OnePlus, a company well-known for its flagship killer smartphones like the current OnePlus 9 (US$649 on Amazon), is reportedly working on its first Android tablet. On July 1, OnePlus officially registered the trademark 'OnePlus Pad' at the European Union's Intellectual Property Office, which can be interpreted as a clear indication that the brand is about to enter a tablet market that has grown substantially due to work and learn from home arrangements during the pandemic.
Although the OnePlus Pad name already hints at what type of device we should expect, the trademark has been registered in more than a dozen categories, including the tablet computer category. In addition to the filing, there have been rumors that Oppo, OnePlus' parent brand, is also working on its first tablet. Considering the progressive integration of the Oppo and OnePlus brands, it does not seem far-fetched that we could soon see both companies releasing their very first Android-based tablets.
If these rumors turn out to be true, the OnePlus Pad would have to compete against devices like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 (US$514 on Amazon), which according to our review is currently the best Android tablet on the market.