vivo was expected to announce its first tablet in January, but that didn’t happen. However, later in August, vivo VP said that the company will launch a tablet in H1 2022, meaning anytime between January and June. And while we await more details from vivo about its first tablet, reliable tipster Digital Chat Station has revealed that the company will launch a tablet with the Snapdragon 870 SoC at the helm. Although it’s unclear if they are referring to vivo’s first tablet or a different model.
We also don’t know the name of vivo’s tablet, but the company trademarked “vivo Pad” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in June under Class 9, which covers several product categories, including PDAs and tablet computers.
A vivo device believed to be a tablet was also spotted on TUV’s website with an 8,040 mAh battery.
vivo isn’t the first company under the BBK Electronics group to launch a tablet. That honor goes to Realme, which launched the Realme Pad in September with a slim design, metal build, Helio G80 chip, 10.4″ screen, and a 7,100 mAh battery. You can read our Realme Pad review here to learn more about it or watch the video review below.
Aside from vivo, OnePlus and Oppo are also expected to enter the tablet segment. The former trademarked “OnePlus Pad” with EUIPO in July, and we saw a leaked image of the latter’s slate earlier this month.
A few leaked screenshots revealed that the Oppo Pad (tentative name) will come with the Snapdragon 870 SoC, 6GB RAM, 256GB storage, Android 11-based ColorOS 12, and a 120Hz screen, which Digital Chat Station says is an 11″ LCD with a 2,560×1,600-pixel resolution.
The tipster also claims that the Oppo Pad will come with a 13MP primary camera, an 8MP secondary camera, pack an 8,080 mAh battery, and have a base price of CNY2,000 ($310/€275) in China.
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