Vivo Pad: The first-gen tablet is now official, complete with Snapdragon silicon, a 2.5K screen and more
Vivo is an OEM that has just graduated to the launch of its first-gen foldable Android device; however, for those who would like an even bigger screen at perhaps a more conventional price, it also now offers a Pad. The company's long-awaited entry into this new market has arrived as stiff competition for very similarly-titled devices from others such as OPPO and Realme.
On that note, it is pretty clear that Vivo has designed its CNC-machined unibody tablet along the same slim-and-light lines to those brands, (which is far from just a coincidence, as they are all of course under the BBK Electronics umbrella). However, this Pad has taken a step ahead with dual 13+8MP rear cameras, found in a round module on its rear panel (finished in blue or black).
On a more conventional note, there is also a single 8MP front-facing camera, although it is only capable of 1080p/30fps recording, whereas the main rear shooter is capable of up to 4K/30fps. In any case, its 16:10 display is 11 inches in diagonal length and 2560x1600 in resolution, as expected from copious leaks.
Unlike the new X Fold and X Note, it is LCD; on the other hand, it also refreshes at up to 120Hz, covers the DCI-P3 color gamut, supports HDR10 and has 10-bit color. This screen is driven by a Snapdragon 870 SoC as expected (athough there is no meniton of 5G connectivity), which will drive a version of Android called OriginOS HD.
As such, this new tablet-optimized version of Vivo's software skin comes absolutely packed with first-party tweaks and additions, the most prominent of which is a take on PC Connect, compatibility with the tablet's optional stylus and keyboard and the ability to cast a compatible smartphone's screen to the tablet's display. There are also pre-loaded productivity-focused apps such as WPS Office out of the box.
The Vivo Pad also boasts quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, a USB 3.1 type-C port, NFC, and an 8,040mAh battery with 44W charging. This kind of speed may prove a USP for Vivo's inaugural tablet: other tablets will find it hard to outpace it in this regard with few exceptions, such as the Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 Pro at 67W.
This first-gen slate is priced at 2,299 yuan for an 8GB RAM/128GB base model (thereby undercutting the OPPO Pad in the process), or 2,499 yuan for a top-end 8/256GB SKU. The Vivo Pad is available to pre-order from sites such as JD.com from now.