OnePlus Launches a Watered Down OnePlus Pad, the OnePlus Pad Go

Is this a response to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 FE?

OnePlus announced the OnePlus Pad Go. This tablet is a watered-down version of the OnePlus Pad. And yes, it definitely is a watered down variant. It uses a way weaker MediaTek Helio G99 chipset as opposed to the OnePlus Pad with a MediaTek Dimensity 9000. It goes on the other extreme. At least the name makes it clear that it is a budgeted version of their popular main line tablet, unlike some fan editions.

Because of that, it comes with a more tempting price point. The tablet is available for Indian users first since OnePlus India already has a teaser page for it. It is priced at INR 19,999 (~PHP 13.6K) for the 8/128 Wi-Fi version. There is also an 8/256 LTE version priced at INR 23,999 (~PHP 16.4K). It also comes with 1TB expandable storage.

The OnePlus community relaunched its review program for interested users in India, and this may be one of the review units to be given away.

Aside from the weaker chipset, the tablet also has an 11.35″ IPS LCD with a resolution of 2408x1704px and a 7:5 aspect ratio. The display is only slightly smaller than the flagship tablet but has way lower resolution.

There are also quad speakers here with Dolby Atmos and Hi-Res Audio. That’s two more than the Galaxy Tab S9 FE so it can make crispy clear sound. There are two 8MP cameras present. One at the back and the other at the front. The rear camera has EIS so at least it’s not completely useless.

In terms of battery power, the OnePlus Pad Go has an 8000mAh cell with 33W SuperVOOC fast charging. So if you have a budget Oppo phone with the same charging rate, you can use that to charge the tablet. Though, it does come with its own cable and brick.

Finally, the tablet boots with Android 13 with OxygenOS 13.2 on top. The tablet syncs with other OnePlus devices and also has options for screen mirroring and file sharing. This new OxygenOS is basically a nearly ad-free version ColorOS.

Just like the OnePlus Pad, the Go only comes in a single color. In this case, Twin Mint. Availability outside of India is yet to be announced.

Source: OnePlus India, GSMArena