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iQOO Pad launches as inaugural Dimensity 9000 Plus-powered tablet alongside new TWS Air Pro earbuds

The iQOO Pad. (Source: iQOO)
The iQOO Pad. (Source: iQOO)
The new iQOO Pad draws an unavoidable comparison between other Android slates such as the OnePlus Pad on its launch. However, it has debuted with the slightly newer and faster Dimensity 9000+ processor. The Pad has been unleashed alongside new TWS earbuds with ANC and a matching colorway.

iQOO has now finally announced that its first ever Pad is ready to take on its similarly-named competition in the Android tablet space today (May 23, 2023). Somewhat unsurprisingly, it has launched with nearly the exact same specs (and increasingly sought-after 7:5 silhouette) of the Vivo Pad 2 - except for the switch to the Dimensity 9000+ platform, of course.

The iQOO Pad is also now the first of its kind to be available in a new Star Gray colorway, which goes well with the darker shade in which the new TWS Air Pros are finished. They are not the first semi-in-ear TWS buds from iQOO to look like that, but they are the first to combine ANC, "360°" spatial audio, Bluetooth 5.3 and a newly-improved 88-millisecond latency spec into 1 USB type-C capable package.

On that note, the Pad is rated for 44W charging, for which an adapter is included in its box. Its new first-party Pencil and keyboard folio are (like those of the OnePlus Pad) separate purchases, however. iQOO's new "Performance Giant" starts at 8GB of RAM for 2,599 yuan (~US$369) without pre-order special offers, whereas the TWS Air Pros are 299 yuan (~US42).

They are available through Chinese retailers such as iQOO has yet to mention international availability for the Pad - then again, it would not be the first MediaTek SoC-powered Android device the brand has brought to markets such as India.

iQOO's latest TWS earbuds. (Source: iQOO)
iQOO's latest TWS earbuds. (Source: iQOO)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2023-05-23 (Update: 2023-05-23)