When will Vivo bring that here? The first one wasn’t available here either. Probably 2 or 3 more generations?
Wait a minute, Vivo makes tablets?! That’s correct! You may also be surprised that this is the 2nd-generation but we understand if you’re not aware of them because Vivo never brought the first-gen flagship tablet here in the 7,640 islands of the Philippines. Just like the first-gen tablet, this one is intended to function as a multi-productivity device, and the separately purchased keyboard makes that possible.
The main improvements for this tablet include the display resolution, chipset, and battery capacity. And no, we’re not just talking about sidegrades, the upgrades on this tablet are the real deal. Distinct enough so that it is worthy of replacing if you have the first-gen Vivo Pad with you.
Starting with the display, it’s now a 12.1″ 2.8K screen (instead of 2.5K) with 144Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ support, versus the 120Hz one available with the first. Again, it’s an IPS LCD screen so no changes here. However, the higher refresh rate is totally welcome.
The next big improvement is the use of a more updated chipset, the MediaTek Dimensity 9000. The previous tablet used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 chipset which may be popular for tablets, but it’s ageing, and it’s only going to get worse with time. Also, the Vivo Pad2 comes with 8 or 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128 or 512GB UFS 3.1 ROM.
There’s also a 13MP primary and 2MP macro lens at the back of this tablet which is not surprising since tablets are not designed for taking pictures. There’s also an 8MP video-calling camera at the front.
Another big improvement over the Vivo Pad is the battery, both literally and actually. While the Vivo Pad carries an impressive 8840mAh battery, the Pad2 carries an even larger 10,000mAh one! Now, that is insanely impressive! This charges via a 44W USB-C port.
Of course, the quad speakers here with Dolby Atmos enhancement remain. One element of having a great tablet is its ability to produce theatre-like sound which we are already seeing more commonly on budget tablets.
There is a magnetic attachment here so you could plug in wireless keyboards. It also has pen support to bring the artist in you and shine. The given keyboard and cover here have a trackpad so it truly functions similarly to a 2-in-1 laptop. It’s just that this one runs on Android instead of Windows (with OriginOS Ocean of course).
It appears to not have any cellular connectivity, but you do get Wi-Fi 6/6e and Bluetooth 5.2. Moreover, it has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner and the entire chassis is built with aluminium. It is available in Grey, Blue, and Pink.
In China, where it is released first, the tablet is priced at CNY 2,499 (~Php 20.3K) for the 8/128 trim. Or you can go all out and get the 12/512 trim for only CNY 3,399 (~Php 27.6K).
No word yet for a Philippines release, but to be fair, neither did the first Vivo Pad.
- 12.1″ 2.8K (2880x1800px) IPS LCD, 144Hz refresh rate, PWM Dimming, HDR10+
- MediaTek Dimensity 9000 (4nm)
- 13MP (Primary)
- 2MP (Macro)
- FRONT: 8MP
- OriginOS Ocean based on Android 13
- 10,000mAh, 44W fast charging
- USB-C, Quad Speakers, Dolby Atmos
- Wi-Fi 6/6e, Bluetooth 5.2
- Grey, Pink, Blue
- 8/128: CNY 2,499 (~Php 20.3K)
- 12/512: CNY 3,499 (~Php 27.6K)
Source: Vivo (in Chinese)