Tech specs remain everyone’s best bet
OnePlus’ next flagship is just around the corner: the OnePlus 11 will break the cover on February 7, and while it remains the star of the show, there’s a lot going on on the sidelines too. The Chinese company recently confirmed the OnePlus Buds Pro 2, OnePlus 11R, a mechanical keyboard co-developed with Keychron, and judging by a recent teaser, OnePlus’ long-rumoured tablet could also debut at the same event. We now have our first look at the rumored tablet, which could hit store shelves branded OnePlus Pad.
Ever since OnePlus teased the Pad on the event webpage, we’ve been curious to see what the device will look like. Renders of the OnePlus Pad shared by OnLeaks (via MySmartPrice) reveal an 11.6-inch screen with fairly slim bezels that maximize the screen-to-body ratio. These leaks are based on images of the tablet being tested on a private stage codenamed Aries. Like many Android tablets, the selfie camera is located in the right edge of the screen, making it suitable for video calls when used in landscape orientation.
On the back, the OnePlus Pad breaks the industry-wide monotony of corner-aligned rear-facing cameras with a raised circular camera island aligned along the center of the display’s shorter bezel. There’s no telling how many camera lenses are crammed onto the island, though. Meanwhile, the square OnePlus logo sits bang in the middle of the back panel, which appears to have a matte finish.
Besides the screen size and design, we know little about the technical specifications of the OnePlus Pad. The renders show off the kind of thin bezels typically found on high-end tablets like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S8 series, but we’d be surprised to see OnePlus enter a new product segment with a flagship. The Pad could very well be a premium-looking model with an affordable sticker price – classic OnePlus.
Since there aren’t many leaks about the tablet compared to the OnePlus 11, there’s still a lot of mystery surrounding this release. We look forward to more details and the official reveal at the company’s Cloud 11 event scheduled for February 7.