We know that the OnePlus Pad is on its way and will be unveiled in just a few days. Now, a newly leaked image gives us a better look at the Android tablet than we’ve seen from official sources so far.
The photo comes from a regularly reliable Evan Blass (opens in a new tab) (By GSMArena (opens in a new tab)) and shows almost the entire back of the tablet along with much of the front. The OnePlus logo and large camera bump are visible, along with the Halo Green color scheme.
You can see that the leaked image matches the first official image of the OnePlus Pad that was shown exclusive to TechRadar. This second image, however, gives us a better look at the device as a whole, from a more revealing angle.
Known and unknown
Of course, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the OnePlus Pad yet, including how much it will cost and what will be inside (there have been rumors about internal specs, but nothing official so far).
OnePlus has confirmed that the tablet will have an aluminum alloy body and a curved frame, suggesting it will be a well-built device. There’s also Halo Green, which may or may not be the only shade available.
Everything will be revealed at the OnePlus launch on February 7, and of course we’ll be bringing you every announcement that day. This date will also mark the international launch of the OnePlus 11 flagship smartphone.
Analysis: More Android tablets please
We’ve lost count of how many devices are in the Apple iPad lineup at any one time of the year, but when it comes to Android tablets, it’s been down by a few in recent years. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 is definitely the exception rather than the rule.
One reason is that many Android apps are not particularly well optimized for larger screens. Given that there aren’t that many tablets out there, it turns into a feedback loop – developers won’t try for fewer users.
However, we have seen success stories of Android tablets, including the hugely popular Google Nexus 7 from many years ago, and affordable Amazon Fire series tablets, including the latest Amazon Fire HD 8. Android tablets can work if priced correctly.
Hopefully, with the OnePlus Pad and Google’s upcoming Pixel tablet, Android tablets will have a moment again. There’s no reason these devices can’t match iPads for working and enjoying content.