Announcement of Realme Pad: the first tablet of the Chinese brand is inexpensive

The tablet market, which has revived thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and the massive shift to remote operation, is attracting more and more manufacturers. Recently, after a long break, the Chinese company Xiaomi returned to the tablet market, presenting a series of tablets Mi Pad 5. And now another Chinese brand has entered the tablet market. Yes, yes, we are talking about Realme, which announced its first tablet the day before. The novelty, as predicted by sources, was named Realme Pad.

The Realme Pad is a low-cost, all-metal tablet powered by MediaTek’s octa-core Helio G80 chipset. A company processor is made up of 3 to 4 GB of RAM. To store content, there is a built-in drive with a capacity of 32 or 64 GB, expandable using a microSD memory card. The front of the tablet has a 10.4-inch IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 2000 x 1200 pixels, an aspect ratio of 5 to 3 and a nominal brightness of 360 nits. There is also an 8-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling. Another 8-megapixel sensor is located on the back and acts as the main camera. On the bottom there is a USB Type-C port for charging and connecting accessories.

The new Realme tablet is powered by a 7100 mAh battery. It supports 18W fast charging technology as well as reverse charging for recharging other devices. And everything is controlled by the mobile operating system Android 11 with a special version of the Realme UI installed on top of it, optimized to work on devices with large screens. Among other features of the novelty are 4 stereo speakers, support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G.

The thickness of the case of the Realme Pad is 6.9 mm, and together with the entire filling it weighs about 440 grams. Customers can choose from two colors: dark gray and gold.

The start of sales of Realme Pad is scheduled for next Thursday, September 16. The new tablet has a MSRP of $ 190 for a base configuration with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and Wi-Fi only. A similar version, but with support for cellular networks, costs $ 215. And the top-end configuration with 4 GB of RAM, a 64 GB drive and support for cellular networks is estimated by the manufacturer at $ 245.