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Vivo Pad: The first-gen tablet is now official, complete with Snapdragon silicon, a 2.5K screen and more

The Vivo Pad goes live. (Source: Vivo)
The Vivo Pad goes live. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo has introduced its inaugural Pad today (April 11, 2022). This device might be the brand's first ever Android tablet, although it would be hard to tell given how it stacks up compared to others in its market. The new slate's dual rear cameras, high-res 120Hz screen and particularly fast charging tech may confer the potential needed to stand out among its ever-growing list of contemporaries.

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.

Vivo unveils its inaugural Pad. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo unveils its inaugural Pad. (Source: Vivo)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-04-11 (Update: 2022-04-11)