OnePlus Pad: everything you need to know

OnePlus Pad display
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After years of making impressive Android phones, OnePlus has finally branched out into tablets with the OnePlus Pad – and we were able to get hands-on with the new device at MWC 2023

We've finally spent quality time with the new tablet, and you can read out complete OnePlus Pad review. We're also keeping this product hub live, too, in case you want to read about the OnePlus Pad in a more general sense. 

Below, then, you'll find everything we know about the OnePlus Pad, including information about its design, performance specs and cameras. 

Latest news

OnePlus has announced the pricing of the OnePlus Pad and its accessories. The tablet will be starting at £499/$479, with availability scheduled for May 8.  

Cut to the chase

  • What is it? The first tablet from OnePlus
  • When is it out? May 8
  • How much will it cost? £449/$479

OnePlus Pad release date and price

The OnePlus Pad was unveiled on February 7, alongside the global launch of the OnePlus 11 (you can read our thoughts on the phone’s retro design in our full OnePlus 11 review), where we also saw the OnePlus Buds Pro 2.

The device was then unveiled properly to journalists (including us) at MWC 2023, but pricing and release date availability came on April 25, just after as pre-orders opened in the US and UK. 

The OnePlus Pad and its accessories will cost the following:

  • OnePlus Pad: $479/£449/€499/AU$722 (est)
  • OnePlus Stylo: $99 /£99 /€99 /AU$149 (est)
  • Keyboard cover: $149/ £149 /€149 /AU$224 (est)
  • Folio: $39/£59/€59 /AU$58 (est)

That price range lets the OnePlus Pad undercut the likes of the iPad Air, iPad Pro, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 which cost substantially more, while allowing it to escape the stifling label of 'cheap'. 

The OnePlus 11 live launch

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OnePlus Pad design and display

We didn't have to wait for a full unveiling of the OnePlus Pad to see it, as the company revealed the first images of the tablet in a TechRadar exclusive.

The OnePlus Pad comes in a Halo Green shade and has an aluminum alloy body and a cambered frame. You can also see that there's a single-lens camera on the back, and another on the front, housed in a bezel above the display. 

It weighs 550g, is 6.5mm thick, and OnePlus claims the tablet is designed to feel light and easy to hold for extended periods (which is something we found in our hands-on time spent with the device). 

The slate has slim 6.54mm bezels and an 88% screen-to-body ratio, and that display is an 11.61-inch screen with a 7:5 aspect ratio and a super-high 144Hz refresh rate. It has a 2800 x 2000 pixel resolution, which is impressively sharp, and it offers 296 pixels per inch and 500 nits of brightness.

OnePlus notes that the size and shape makes it ideal for ebooks, while the refresh rate could benefit gaming.

OnePlus Pad camera and battery

The OnePlus Pad packs two cameras: a 13MP main sensor on the rear, and an 8MP selfie camera on the front. Interestingly, tablet’s rear sensor is positioned slap-bang in the middle of the frame, which OnePlus says should help make photos appear more natural.

The OnePlus Pad has a 9,510mAh battery with 67W charging, which can fully juice it up in 80 minutes.

OnePlus says you'll get over 12.4 hours of video-watching and one-month standby life from the device, which is longer than you'll get from some of the best tablets, like the iPad Pro 12.9 (2022)

The OnePlus 11 live launch

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OnePlus Pad specs and features

The OnePlus Pad is powered by a high-end MediaTek Dimensity 9000 chipset clocked at up to 3.05GHz. That's not quite a match for the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 found in the OnePlus 11 but it shouldn't be too far off.

It's joined by up to 12GB of RAM, and OnePlus boasts that the slate is capable of keeping up to 24 apps open at once.

Other OnePlus Pad features include quad speakers with Dolby Atmos audio, and the slate is compatible with both a OnePlus Stylo and OnePlus Magnetic Keyboard, so it should be good for creativity and productivity.

James Rogerson

James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to, and and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.