Vivo Pad 2 launches as new flagship tablet with unusual 7:5 display
Vivo has lifted the lid on the Pad 2, its latest flagship tablet. Fundamentally, the Vivo Pad 2 looks like a lot of other tablets, Apple iPad 10 included. The former's circular camera housing is rarely seen on tablets, although Vivo has used the same style in the X Flip and the X Fold2, which it has also revealed today.
A 10,000 mAh battery sits at the heart of the Vivo Pad 2, which powers a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset, as well as up to 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512 GB of UFS 3.1 flash storage. Not only does the tablet have high-end internals, but it also has a 144 Hz display that measures 12.1-inches across. Surprisingly, Vivo has opted for a 7:5 panel, rather than the more popular 16:10 or 3:2 aspect ratios. According to Vivo, the display outputs at 2.8K with full DCI-P3 colour space coverage and at up to 600 nits.
Additionally, Vivo offers the Pad 2 with the Pencil 2 and a detachable keyboard cover, both of which it sells separately. While the company has not confirmed whether it intends to sell the Pad 2 globally yet, it has announced pricing in its home market. At launch, the Vivo Pad 2 starts at CNY 2,499 (~US$364) with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. However, the tablet can be configured with up to 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage for CNY 3,399 (~US$495).