The global tablet market is not as interesting and competitive as the mobile phone market. For this reason, we don't get to see many tablets each year, not as many as mobile phones. However, during the pandemic, there was a sharp increase in the demand for large-screen devices. This made many Chinese brands find their way back into the tablet market. Though the demand has now dwindled, a couple of brands are still releasing tablets. Last year, vivo launched its first flagship tablet, the Vivo Pad. Now, the company has released a follow-up to the original Pad, the Vivo Pad 2.
All areas of the screen, hardware, performance, audio, and productivity have been upgraded. It is great and values great production. The company pegs this device as a true flagship with a big screen. The Vivo Pad 2 has a big screen, but it's still light and small. Many thanks to its 6.9mm ultra-narrow bezel and 88.1% screen-to-body ratio. The body weighs 585 g and has a thickness of 6.59 mm. The one-piece metal body is made of a high-grade aluminium alloy and it has an outstanding texture.
Vivo Pad 2 specs
The Vivo Pad 2 has a custom 12.1-inch big screen with a 7:5 golden ratio, which is larger than the 11-inch screen it had last year. Comparing the display area to the 11-inch screen, there has been a rise of 27.3%. The horizontal and vertical screens are quite pleasant. It can display more content, and the experience of web pages and files is closer to a PC. The screen and portrait screen is very comfortable. Simply put, this device can give users a feel that is similar to a PC. This display supports HDR10+ certification and boasts a 2.8K retina-level ultra-clear resolution. It also supports 144Hz e-sports-level high-brush smoothness, peak brightness of 600nits, and 1.07 billion colours.
This screen also improves the eye protection ability, the world's first chip-level intelligent anti-blue light, and passed the German Rheinland low blue light certification, and also supports self-developed natural light-like anti-fatigue brightness adjustment technology to relieve visual fatigue caused by long-term use of the tablet And other issues.
In addition, this screen boosts eye protection. It has the first chip-level intelligent anti-blue light cert in the world. It also has the German Rheinland low blue light cert and supports self-developed natural light-like anti-fatigue brightness adjustment tech. This helps to alleviate visual fatigue brought on by extended tablet use.
The Vivo Pad 2 is the best in its class in terms of performance. It has a battery capacity of 10,000 mAh that supports 44W flash charging. According to the company, this device will need only 139 minutes to get a full charge. Under the hood, this device comes with a Dimensity 9000 SoC that uses a 4nm tech. This chip has an 8-core CPU, and a 10-core GPU core operating at a maximum frequency of 3.05GHz. This tablet also boasts of up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage.
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The Vivo Pad 2's audio features include a self-created super audio system, a 10.2cc super-large sound chamber, and Vivo's own Super Audio sound effect. It offers a more surging sound field and reaches a new audiovisual delight.
With the new self-developed stylus, smart touch keyboard, and other accessories supported by the Vivo Pad 2, office meetings and online learning can both be managed effectively. This time, Vivo has also fully optimised the large-screen ecosystem of the Vivo Pad 2, and the first UI adaptive engine in the market has fixed the issue of third-party apps not being able to be adjusted to horizontal screens. More than 4,000 apps are ideal for the big-screen ecosystem.
Also, the Vivo Pad 2 opens up the PC platform and allows one-touch screen projection, one-touch file transfer, one-touch task transfer, etc. The two can operate the PC, share a keyboard and mouse, and even copy and paste between screens. In an effort to address the issue of a subpar office experience on mobile platforms, the Vivo Pad2 specifically collaborates with WPS. When WPS is open on the tablet, it offers multitasking with extremely small windows and can open more documents than a PC.
Connectivity and Camera
In the camera department, this flagship tablet comes with an 8MP front camera for selfies. It also comes with a dual rear camera setup. Specifically, it has a 13MP main camera as well as a 2MP supporting sensor. The Vivo Pad 2 supports a 5Gbps high-speed USBC port, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, etc.
After reading all the amazing specs of this flagship tablet, you must be wondering how much this device will cost. Well, you will not have to break the bank to own a unit. At the official launch event, Vivo announced the prices as follows
- 8GB + 128GB – 2499 yuan ($364)
- 8GB + 256GB – 3399 yuan ($495)
At the moment, there is an initial discount for the 8GB + 128GB model which takes the starting price to only 2399 yuan ($349). The company did not say when the discount will expire. Thus, the earlier you buy, the better. Also, the 12GB + 512GB version will hit the market later. The price of this report is still under wraps. In addition, Vivo introduced a matching stylus 2 (Vivo Pencil 2) that costs 499 yuan ($73). The company also launched a smart touch keyboard 2 that costs 599 yuan ($87). Vivo says that any user that buys both accessories together will get a 50 yuan ($7) discount.
Considering the chip and other hardware of this device, it should easily pass as one of the most decent tablets in the market.