Smartphone brand realme has also entered the tablet market with the launch of its first tablet called realme Pad in India. The tablet is a budget offering that carries a pretty affordable price tag. It also the most powerful tablet in its price segment.
The realme Pad sports a 10.4-inch LCD panel with a resolution of 2000×1200 pixels (WUXGA+), 16.7 million colors, 82.5% screen-to-body ratio, and 360 nits brightness. The screen supports Reading Mode, Dark Mode, Night Mode, and Sunlight Mode.
The slate is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC coupled with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. If needed, the storage can be further expanded up to 1TB via a MicroSD card slot.
For connectivity, the product comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.0, GNSS (GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou), and a USB Type-C port. There are also LTE variants for interested customers.
Other features of the device include Hi-Res Audio-certified quad speakers with support for Dolby Atmos, dual microphones, two 8MP cameras for front and back, ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, and compass.
Last but not least, the product is backed by a 7,100mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging and reverse charging. The only thing it is lacking for a budget tablet is a 3.5mm headphone jack.
realme Pad Specifications
- 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
- 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 38, 40, 41
- Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE
- Announced: 2021, September 09
- Status: Exp. release 2021, September 16
- Dimensions: 246.1 x 155.9 x 6.9 mm (9.69 x 6.14 x 0.27 in)
- Weight: 440 g (15.52 oz)
- Build: Glass front, aluminum frame, aluminum back
- Colors: Gray, Gold
- SIM: Nano-SIM
- Type: IPS LCD, 360 nits (typ)
- Size: 10.4 inches, 307.9 cm2 (~80.2% screen-to-body ratio)
- Resolution: 1200 x 2000 pixels, 5:3 ratio (~224 ppi density)
- Android 11
- Chipset: Mediatek MT6769V/CU Helio G80 (12 nm)
- CPU: Octa-core (2×2.0 GHz Cortex-A75 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex-A55)
- GPU: Mali-G52 MC2
- Storage: 32GB 3GB RAM, 64GB 4GB RAM
- Memory Card slot: microSDXC (dedicated slot)
- Main Camera: Single – 8 MP
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Selfie Camera: Single – 8 MP, 105˚ (ultrawide)
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers (4 speakers)
- Audio 5mm jack: Yes
- 24-bit/192kHz audio
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
- Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE
- GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
- NFC: No
- USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
- Battery Type and capacity: Li-Po 7100 mAh, non-removable
- Charging: Fast charging 18W
- Reverse charging
realme Pad Price and Availability
The realme Pad comes in two colors, namely Real Gold and Real Grey. It will retail for the following price tags in India.
- 3GB + 32GB (WiFi-only) – INR 13,999 ($190)
- 3GB + 32GB (WiFi + LTE) – INR 15,999 ($218)
- 4GB + 64GB (WiFi + LTE) – INR 17,999 ($245)
The first sale of the tablet is scheduled for September 16 at 12 PM. It will be available across Flipkart, realme.com, and partner retail stores. Unfortunately, the base variant will be hitting the shelves later.
Buyers can get up to INR 2,000 instant discounts on HDFC Bank debit/credit cards and EMI. Buyers opting for ICICI Bank credit card and credit card EMI transactions are also eligible for a flat INR 1,000 discount.