Following teasers of a budget tablet launch a while back, it looks like OnePlus has finally - and officially - launched its second tablet product, in the form of the OnePlus Pad Go. The device is now available for buyers in Indian markets, and is considerably more affordable than the company's flagship OnePlus Pad.
Available in a single "Twin Mint" color variant, the OnePlus Pad Go comes with a rather large 11.35-inch IPS LCD display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a 1720 x 2408 pixel resolution. The tablet maintains the overall design and form factor as on its more expensive sibling, including the unique-looking round camera module. The tablet also packs 8MP cameras on both the front and back.
Inside you'll find up to 256GB of expandable internal storage and 8GB of RAM, which work alongside a MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. For software, the tablet comes with Android 13 with OnePlus' Oxygen OS user interface. The tablet is powered by an 8,000 mAh battery, which comes with support for 33W charging speeds.
As for price, the OnePlus Pad Go starts at around $240 when converted. There's no word yet if the tablet will make its way to more markets, although we might hear more details from OnePlus regarding availability soon.
It's probably safe to say that OnePlus' initial attempt at launching an Android tablet in an already crowded market space has been met with relative enthusiasm from fans and Android tablet users, thanks to a combination of good hardware and decent pricing. With that in mind however, it looks like the company is building on the momentum of the OnePlus Pad, with a newer, more affordable model on the way soon.
First referenced to via a social media post a few weeks back, OnePlus has finally acknowledged the OnePlus Pad Go, which based on the name could be a more affordable alternative to the company's flagship tablet. The device was shown off in a photo by OnePlus India's social media page, with the tagline "All Play, All Day."
Based on the photo, the OnePlus Pad Go will feature a design that's very similar to the OnePlus Pad, which comes with a landscape form-factor in addition to a rounded camera module on the rear panel. Not much else was written in the post, so hardware details and pricing are unknown at the moment, at least officially.
It is reported though that the device might see an October 6 launch date, in which case OnePlus fans might want to keep an eye out for additional product details that might be announced soon.
OnePlus is expected to announce their next flagship phone soon in the form of the OnePlus 12. Now thanks to a collaboration with @OnLeaks and MySmartPrix, they have shared renders of the upcoming handset on their website, giving us a glimpse as to what the phone's design could look like.
Now, this isn't the first time the OnePlus 12's renders have leaked, but apparently the new renders show an updated look that are allegedly based on a prototype of the phone. For the most part, the overall design looks similar to the previous leak. The main change here would be to the camera module.
Previously, the OnePlus 12 renders showed a triple camera cutout on the back, but the new renders (which you can see above) show four circular cutouts. This doesn't mean that the phone will have a quad camera setup, but it is speculated that the fourth circular cutout that wasn't present in the previous renders could be used for a laser sensor for better depth perception and autofocusing.
The phone is rumored to come with a 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 2K resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. It will also pack 16GB of LPDDR5X RAM, 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage, and a 5,400mAh battery. OnePlus hasn't confirmed when the phone will launch, but it is rumored to take place in December with a China launch first, followed by a global launch in January or February of 2024.
OnePlus 11 proprietors are in for a quite enormous redesign soon, as the most recent rendition of Oxygen operating system will be made accessible for clients in the not so distant future. All the more explicitly, Oxygen operating system 14 (in view of Android 14) will show up for the OnePlus 11 on September 25, as per OnePlus.
So, OnePlus has given extraordinary accentuation on its "Trinity Engine", which the organization says is intended to give better power proficiency and execution utilizing both equipment and programming. This incorporates upgrades to the computer processor and Slam, to name a couple. Different upgrades are likewise set to appear as "RAM Vitalization," "Hyper Rendering," as well as "Hyper Touch."
In other OnePlus news, it's supposed that the OnePlus 12 may be launched inside this year, and is supposed to accompany a 2K presentation, a Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chipset, up to 24GB of Slam, a triple camera arrangement, 5,400 mAh battery with 100W wired charging, as well as an optical finger impression scanner.
Returning to Oxygen operating system, the most recent form of OnePlus' unique Android skin ought to no question accompany a lot of new enhancements, and OnePlus fans will track down a great deal to anticipate.
Artificial intelligence is making its mark in our everyday world, popping up in mobile tech, software, apps, and even art. Companies like Google and Apple are already on board with AI in their products and services. Now OnePlus is also hopping on the AI train, focusing on new generative AI features.
OneLab is like the creative engine inside OnePlus, crafting features that amp up the software experience on OnePlus devices. And guess what? Right now, OneLab's diving into generative AI (via Android Authority) and tossing out a survey to users in North America, Europe, and India. OneLab's team wants to hear what people think about the possibilities of its new AI-generated features.
OnePlus is apparently considering a bunch of generative AI-powered ideas. These include an app that uses text and cues to whip up short videos from users' pics or clips, an educational app, an AI-driven caption creator for social media, a Fact Checker extension, and even an Autofill Extension for job hunting.
Even though these new features are currently just part of a survey, they appear to be quite advanced, at least on paper. So don't be shocked if some of them start popping up on OnePlus phones before you know it.
Let's take a closer look at the generative AI-powered features
Some features, like the Short Video Creator app, using AI to generate short videos from user-provided text, images, or videos, might become quite popular. It would save a lot of time for users who would otherwise spend time browsing, mixing, and editing a Reel for platforms like Instagram, for example.
The idea behind the Fact Checker browser extension is to confirm accurate info in chosen sentences on web pages and spot AI-generated images. Using AI to catch AI in action seems like the next trend, but it could also be super useful especially given that misinformation is becoming a more serious issue over time.
The goal of the Personalized Educational Content AI-driven app is to customize courses for individual learners' skill levels and motivations, providing a personalized learning experience. And I'm not sure if OneLab did it intentionally or not, but the next one in the survey is the Job Hunting Autofill Extension. So, it's about learning first and then working, right?
The Job Hunting Autofill works with an AI-powered assistant that simplifies job searching. It covers profile creation, form autofill, resume customization, interview preparation, and mock interview practice.
The final feature that OneLab is curious about your thoughts on is the Caption Generator. This tool employs Generative AI to craft distinct stories with various vibes for your photos. If you ever find yourself pondering what to say alongside a photo before sharing it online, this feature aims to assist you.
Generative AI is an area that hasn't been fully discovered yet, but from what we've seen so far, it has great potential and could pose significant risks at the same time. It all depends on which side of the exploration you're on.