The Chinese company Oppo has published a series of teasers showing a tablet computer called Pad Air. The device will be based on the Qualcomm hardware platform.
We are talking about the use of the Snapdragon 680 processor: it contains eight Kryo 265 cores with a clock speed of up to 2.4 GHz, an Adreno 610 graphics accelerator and a Snapdragon X11 LTE modem. Obviously, a version of the device without cellular support will also go on sale – only with Wi-Fi.
The display size will be 10.36 inches diagonally, the resolution is 2000 × 1200 pixels, the refresh rate is 60 Hz. Users will be able to interact with the screen using fingers and a special pen.
Power will be provided by a 7100 mAh battery with support for 18-watt charging. The Dolby Atmos audio system with four speakers is mentioned. A single camera will be located in the back of the case, but its resolution has not yet been specified.
Oppo Pad Air tablet coming soon
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An insider known on the Weibo social network as Digital Chat Station has recently revealed details about Oppo’s new foldable smartphone with a flexible screen. The device will receive a vertical display and compete with models such as the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 and Huawei P50 Pocket.
The main feature of the promising Oppo model is the price – it will be at the mark of 5,000 yuan ($755). For comparison, in China, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 is priced at 7,400 yuan, while the Huawei P50 Pocket is priced at 9,000 yuan.
It also talks about the release of a new smartphone model with a large flexible screen and based on a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ SoC. Its price will be approximately 7,000 yuan ($1,060). Apparently, we are talking about the successor to the Oppo Find N.
Oppo has also recently announced its desire to create its own platform for smartphones; and recent data suggest that it is almost ready.
Sources say that the new SoC will be available next year. We know that it will be produced according to the 6 nm process technology at the facilities of TSMC. Apparently, this will not be a flagship solution, since already in 2024 Oppo should release a more productive SoC with an integrated modem. Apparently, this means that the first platform, which will launch next year, will not receive a built-in modem.
Unfortunately, there are no technical details. We can assume that Oppo’s first solution will rely entirely on Arm’s reference cores; that is, Cortex processors and Mali graphics. Considering Oppo’s relationship with Vivo, Realme and OnePlus; it cannot be ruled out that the new SoC will also appear on the smartphones of these companies.