‘Vivo Pad’ tablet launching in 2022 could be powered by Snapdragon 870 SoC
Vivo is one of the smartphone makers highly anticipated to introduce its first tablet in 2022. Now, a new report has claimed that the upcoming device, dubbed Vivo Pad, could pack ample power with help from the Snapdragon 870 SoC.
The latest detail about the anticipated Vivo Pad comes from the well-known leaker Digital Chat Station. In a Weibo post, the tipster said Vivo’s product will use the Snapdragon 870 and that it is “on the way.”
So far, that is one of the very few pieces of information reported about the Vivo Pad. But the use of the Snapdragon 870 chip suggests it will offer enough performance while not entirely going against other ultra-premium tablets. But the SoC supports both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G capabilities, suggesting the tablet could deliver fast wireless and mobile connections.
Qualcomm has also advertised Snapdragon 870 as having the capacity to support the demands of mobile gaming. It is packed with Adreno 650 GPU, and Kryo 585 CPU, which the company said can reach up to 3.2GHz clock speed. If Vivo capitalizes on these chip capabilities, the Vivo Pad could be an entertainment-focused device.
Talks about Vivo’s first tablet have been in the rumor mill for more than a year now, but it only started to take shape in recent months. It was discovered last June that the company applied for a trademark on the “Vivo Pad” brand. The application was later approved in October. The trademark application does not reveal much about the technical details, but the use of “pad” hints that it is going to be a tablet device.
Expectations for the Vivo Pad further grew in August. Vivo executive vice president Hu Baishan confirmed that the tablet is slated to enter the market in the first half of 2022. But a specific release date for the tablet is still unknown.
The Vivo Pad is just one of the Android tablets anticipated to launch next year. Other key players are also expected to introduce new tablets in 2022, including Samsung with the Galaxy Tab S8 lineup. The South Korean tech giant is rumored to unveil a new variant called Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra.