OnePlus's first tablet, dubbed OnePlus Pad, will be available to pre-order in India on April 28. The company has finally revealed the prices of the tablet weeks after the official launch. The base variant of the OnePlus tablet starts at Rs 37,999, and the top model with 12GB RAM and 256GB storage costs Rs 39,999. Customers will get only one colour option - Halo Green.
Apart from the prices and pre-order date, the company has also revealed bank offers. Customers using ICICI Bank credit cards for regular and EMI transactions will receive Rs 2,000 off. It means the tablet will be effectively available for Rs 35,999 and Rs 37,999, respectively to some customers. If you pay via MobiKwik wallet, a discount worth Rs 2,000 will be available. Users need to use the code "MBK200" at the time of purchase on the OnePlus India website.
OnePlus has also revealed the price of its tablet accessories. The OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard carries a price tag of Rs 7,999, and the White stylus (Stylo) costs Rs 4,999. If you do not want a keyboard but only the case, there's a OnePlus Folio Case for Rs 1,499.
With its new tablets, OnePlus will hope to rival Android tablet makers such as Xiaomi and Samsung. At this price, the tablet will also compete against some Apple iPads.
While the OnePlus is spec-heavy, it lacks a 5G variant, despite using a flagship SoC (system on a chip) from MediaTek.
The OnePlus Pad carries an 11.6-inch LCD display with a 144Hz refresh rate, Full-HD+ resolution, and 500 nits brightness (typical). The tablet draws power from MediaTek's flagship SoC Dimensity 9000 SoC and a 9510mAh battery. The latter supports 65W SuperVOOC charging tech.
The SoC comes paired with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage technologies to help users quickly load and switch between apps. The OnePlus Pad weighs barely 552 grams and measures 6.5mm in thickness.
The rear panel includes a 13-megapixel camera with EIS support. It can record 4K videos at 30fps. The front has an 8-megapixel camera with support for Full-HD recording at 30fps. The OnePlus Pad only has a Wi-Fi variant, and the LTE variant may be added to future-generation tablets. So far, you cannot use your SIM card to access the internet on the go. For audio, there's no 3.5mm audio jack, as OnePlus is trying to boost the sales of its wireless earbuds.