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Nokia T10 Tablet With 8-Inch HD Display, 5,100mAh Battery Announced: All Details

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Nokia T10 Tablet With 8-Inch HD Display, 5,100mAh Battery Announced: All Details

Nokia T10 has been announced by HMD Global on Tuesday. This is a compact tablet that is claimed to have a durable long-lasting design. It sports an 8-inch HD display that comes in a Wi-Fi model and a Wi-Fi + 4G LTE variant. It runs on Android 12 and is an Android Enterprise Recommended device. The company has also promised to deliver 3 years of monthly security updates for this tablet. The Nokia T10 tablet packs a 5,100 mAh battery that supports 10W (5V/ 2A) charging.

HMD Global has announced the arrival of a new Nokia tablet — Nokia T10. The tablet was announced alongside a bunch of new features phones.

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##Nokia T10 specifications

This upcoming tablet runs on Android 12 and has an 8-inch HD display. It is an Android Enterprise Recommended device and the company has promised to provide monthly security updates for 3 years. The Nokia T10 is powered by a Unisoc T606 SoC. It has two variants — Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi + 4G LTE. For optics, this tablet has an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and flash. There is also a 2-megapixel front-facing shooter, This tablet supports Face Unlock technology as well.

The Nokia T10 has an IPX2-rated water-resistant build. It features a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB Type-C port. It is offered in two storage configurations — 3GB RAM + 32GB storage and 4GB RAM + 64GB storage. Furthermore, there is a microSD slot that supports up to 512GB of storage. This tablet supports dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4 GHz and 5 GHz) and Bluetooth v5.0. The tablet also packs an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and built-in FM radio receiver along with support for GLONASS, GPS, and Galileo navigation technologies.


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Oppo Pad Air Review: Built for Basics

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The budget tablet market in India is currently flooded with plenty of options, but most of them are from manufacturers such as Samsung and Lenovo. These products offer enough power to get the basic job done and nothing more as their focus is generally on offering a big display with a big battery, but not so much on performance. There is clearly a market for these budget machines and the recent pandemic has turned tablets from being just portable media consumption devices to essential learning tools for education, a means of video conferencing, and so on.

The new Oppo Pad Air is the company’s first tablet in India and it has decided to focus on offering superior build quality. At a glance, the Pad Air offers all the bare essentials that one would expect but with a hint of style. However, is it enough to take on the competition in its segment? I’ve used this tablet for a couple of weeks and here’s what I think about it.

Oppo Pad Air Price in India

The Oppo Pad Air is available in two configurations in India. The base variant that I received comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and is available at Rs. 16,999. The second variant offers 128GB of storage but with the same 4GB of RAM, and sells for Rs. 19,999. The tablet is only available in a single grey colour. 

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Oppo Pad Air design

For a budget tablet, the Oppo Pad Air definitely looks more premium than its asking price. It feels quite solid and well-built and seems like it should be able to survive a few drops. The Pad Air utilises a unibody design with a metal case which has a nice anodised finish to it that surprisingly does not feel slippery. The sides are flattened with rounded corners and the build quality is quite impressive with no sharp or rough edges.

The tablet feels quite light at 440g and has a nice compact footprint given its smaller display. It’s comfortable for one-handed use, but you will still need two hands to operate it. The only protrusion around the back is the camera, but it does not make the tablet wobble when placed on a flat surface. There is a plastic strip which takes up a quarter of the space on the back and has a nice wave-like pattern. This should also help with signal reception when it comes to connectivity.

The buttons for power and volume controls are located around the top left corner (when held horizontally). There is a small pull-out tray on the top edge, but it’s only for a  microSD card as the Pad Air is only offered as a Wi-Fi model.

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The Oppo Pad Air has a unibody design that’s made out of metal with a plastic strip running through the back

 

The display has a thin bezel for a tablet, with rounded cutouts around the corners that match the curvature of the tablet’s frame. There are four speaker grilles on either side (when held horizontally) and the USB Type-C port sits on the right. Oppo only offers a single accessory for the Pad Air called the Oppo Life Smart Stylus Pen and is sold separately at Rs. 3,999.

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Oppo Pad Air specifications and software

The Oppo Pad Air has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC which is built using the 6nm fabrication process. You get 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM and a maximum of 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage but Oppo also lets you use up to 3GB of storage as extended RAM, which in theory should help deliver better performance while multitasking. 

Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 5 and Bluetooth 5.1, but no GPS (uses Wi-Fi connectivity for positioning). Thankfully, the basic sensors such as an accelerometer, ambient light, gyroscope and magnetometer make it here. The tablet is powered by a 7,100mAh battery which can be charged using the bundled 18W PD charger. There’s no support for LTE and the tablet does not offer a fingerprint reader, but only a 2D face unlock system which did not always work reliably. Despite offering two storage options, Oppo also supports expandable storage for cards up to 512GB.

The tablet runs Oppo’s ColorOS 12.1 software which is based on Android 12. From the looks of it, the software feels no different from the ColorOS 12.1 used on Oppo’s smartphones such as the Reno 8 Pro 5G (Review). Surprisingly, Oppo has retained plenty of static wallpapers and several live wallpapers, which is nice to have but these seemed a bit heavy for the system to handle.

There’s also plenty of customisation options in the personalisations section that even includes the wallpaper colour picking feature for auto-theming the interface with matching colours for widgets, the accent colour, and keyboard whenever you choose a new wallpaper. While all of this is nice to have on a budget tablet, this version of ColourOS eats up about 14GB of the internal storage (plus up to 3GB of extended RAM) which leaves about 47GB of space for apps, games and photos. The only third-party presinstalled app was Netflix.

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The Oppo Pad Air can run two apps simultaneously thanks to the floating window feature

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I managed to dig out a floating window feature called Flexible windows, under Special features in the Settings app. It worked quite well on the Oppo Pad Air, letting me open the supported apps in a smaller floating window and it even let me resize the windowed app. It all works quite smoothly but is limited to just one windowed app with the second being displayed in fullscreen in the background. There’s also a split screen feature called Dual windows but I could not adjust the size of the window to what I wanted. Forcing apps into split-screen mode from the recents menu did get the job done and it all worked well from there on.

Oppo Pad Air performance

Software performance was decent at best on the Oppo Pad Air, with some expected lag from time to time. Multi-tasking wasn’t ideal, but the expanded RAM function did help keep a few apps open in the background. Simply put, every fourth app I retrieved from the recents menu restarted, but these loaded quickly.

As for synthetic benchmarks, the Oppo Pad Air performed as expected with unimpressive results especially in the graphics tests. The phone managed 2,53,080 points in AnTuTu and 384 and 1,618 points in Geekbench’s single and multi-core tests respectively. GFXBench saw underwhelming scores of 37fps, 14fps and 7.6fps in the T-Rex, Manhattan 3.1 and Car Chase tests respectively.

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The Oppo Pad Air’s screen is quite reflective when viewed outdoors

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While this tablet isn’t exactly designed for gaming, I did try out Asphalt 9: Legends. At the default settings the textures looked quite pixelated but the game was playable with plenty of skipped frames and some stuttering. Casual games like Subway Surfers ran better.

The Oppo Pad Air has a 10.36-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 2,000×1,200 pixels. It is nice to see a decently high resolution in this segment as most manufacturers tend to offer 720p panels. The display is sufficiently sharp and both text and images appeared fine and the colours looked natural when using the tablet indoors. The display did not fare well outdoors under daylight, as colours appeared a bit washed out. The cover glass is also quite reflective making it a bit hard to watch movies in direct sunlight.

The Pad Air has Widevine L1 certification which is good for full-HD video playback. Standard definition content appeared quite sharp, but the black levels leave a lot to be desired. The quad-speaker system sounded loud and was good enough to make me forget that the tablet was missing a 3.5mm headphone jack.

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The Oppo Pad Air has a single rear-facing camera

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Camera performance from the 8-megapixel rear camera was below average, with photos looking dull and lacking detail even in daylight. Selfies from the 5-megapixel camera came out a lot better in comparison, making it decent for video calls. Video recording quality from the primary camera was quite poor.

Oppo Pad Air daylight camera samples: (Top) Primary camera, (bottom) Selfie camera (tap to see full size)

 

Since gaming was mainly limited to casual titles and the camera was not all that useful either, I ended up using it mainly for watching movies, browsing the web and the usual social media applications. With such usage, the Oppo Pad Air typically lasted me a day and half, or up to two days if all I did was watch movies on it, offline. In our HD video loop test, the Pad Air lasted 18 hours and 40 minutes which was impressive for a tablet this small. Charging the battery using the 18W charger took about two hours and 34 minutes which was decent.

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Verdict

Oppo’s first attempt at releasing a tablet for the Indian market seems like a decent one. It has managed to offer a decent budget machine that delivers average everyday performance at the right price, along with good build quality. It’s missing 4G/LTE radios, a headphone jack, but the provision for expandable memory and a 128GB storage option kind of makes up for it. Overall, it fits the bill if all you want to do is watch movies, browse the web, or check email, but it isn’t intended for gaming or productivity.

Unfortunately for Oppo, the Realme Pad (Review) offers a similar form factor and core specifications at a lower price. It also has a 4G/LTE variant which starts at Rs. 15,999. Realme’s software experience is snappier in comparison to the Oppo Pad Air as it’s better optimised for a tablet. If you are willing to shell out a bit more money, Lenovo’s Yoga Tab 11 (Review) offers a much better design with a built-in kickstand, and is built for entertainment with very good speakers that are loud enough to fill a small room.


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Moto Tab G62 With Android 12, 4GB RAM Listed on Geekbench Ahead of Launch

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Moto Tab G62, the upcoming tablet from Motorola, has allegedly made its appearance on Geekbench ahead of its upcoming launch. A gadget with the model number Motorola XT2261-2, which is said to be the Moto Tab G62, has been listed on the benchmarking website. The listing has indicated that the tablet will boot Android 12 and will come with 4GB RAM. The launch date of the tablet has been set for August 17. The Moto Tab G62 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC and feature a 10.6-inch display with 2K resolution.

A recent Geekbench listing of the Moto Tab G62 with model number Motorola XT2261-2 has indicated that the tablet will run on Android 12 and will come with up to 4GB RAM. The tablet from Motorola has scored 311 in Geekbench’s single core test and 1,304 in the benchmarking site’s multi core test. To recall, the Moto Tab G62 is set to launch in India on August 17.

According to the Lenovo-owned company, the tablet is primarily aimed at providing entertainment to its users. Motorola has also revealed some specifications of the upcoming tablet. The Moto Tab G62 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 680 SoC. The tablet will also feature a 10.6-inch display with 2K resolution, quad speakers, and a large battery.

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There is also a microsite on the e-commerce site Flipkart that delves out some information about the upcoming tablet. The microsite reveals that the Moto Tab G62 will come with a metal built with dual-tone finish, 10.6-inch 2K IPS LCD display with narrow bezels, and a quad-speaker setup with Dolby Atmos for entertainment. The tablet will sport a single rear and front camera.

The Moto Tab G62 will pack a 7,700mAh battery with support for 20W charging. It will be launched in two variants: Wi-Fi only and LTE.


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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Watch S1 Pro, Buds 4 Pro TWS Earphones Launched: All Details

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Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro, and Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro were launched in China on Thursday. The new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4 is powered by a Snapdragon 870 SoC. The company’s smartwatch sports a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with a 480×480 pixels resolution. The Watch S1 Pro is water resistant up to 5ATM. The Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds feature a 12nm multi-core SoC for spatial audio. The new TWS earbuds are IP54 rated for water and dust resistance.

Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4, Watch S1 Pro, Buds 4 Pro price, availability

The newly launched Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (12.4-inch) is priced at CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs. 35,400) for the base 6GB + 128GB storage variant. The mid-tier variant with 8GB + 256GB storage has been priced at CNY 3,499 (roughly Rs. 41,300). Meanwhile, a high-end variant with 12GB + 512GB storage has been priced at CNY 4,199 (roughly Rs. 49,500). The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.4 is available for pre-order via the company’s online store in China. It will be sold in Black, Silver, and Forest Green colour options.

The Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro will cost CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 17,700) for the silicone strap model. The leather strap variant has been priced at CNY 1,599 (roughly Rs. 18,900). Xiaomi’s new smartwatch is available via Xiaomi’s online store in Black and Silver colourways.

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Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro TWS earbuds are priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 11,800). The Buds 4 Pro are available via company’s online store in Moon Shadow Black and Star Gold (translated) colour options.

Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (12.4-inch) specifications

The new Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro 12.1 runs on Android 12-based MIUI 13. It sports a 12.4-inch display with WQHD+ (2,560×1,600 pixels resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 120Hz touch sampling rate, Dolby Vision, and DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage. The display has been built to deliver 500 nits of brightness, and has a TUV Rheinland certification for blue light emission.

The tablet is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, coupled with Adreno 650 GPU. It features three LPDDR5 RAM options and three UFS 3.1 storage options. For optics, it features a 50-megapixel primary rear camera with f/1.8 aperture lens. At the front, it gets a 2-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.

The new Xiaomi tablet packs a 10,000mAh battery with 67W charging support. The Xiaomi Pad 5 Pro (12.4-inch) also features a USB Type-C port for charging. The tablet supports dual band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity. It measures 284.96 x 185.23 x 6.66mm, and weighs about 620g, according to Xiaomi.

Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro specifications

Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro sports a 1.47-inch AMOLED display with 480×480 pixels resolution. The smartwatch uses a stainless-steel middle frame and sapphire glass. It is water resistant up to 5ATM. The Watch S1 Pro features a heart rate sensor, SpO2 sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, air pressure sensor, ambient light sensor, and a temperature sensor.

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The new smartwatch from Xiaomi supports Bluetooth v5.2 connectivity. It packs a 500mAh battery with wireless charging support. The Xiaomi Watch S1 Pro measures 46×46 x11.28mm without the strap and partial protrusion (translated). It can operate at temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius, and as high as 45 degrees Celsius.

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro specifications

Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro TWS earbuds are powered by a 12nm multi-core SoC. They have a frequency response range of between 20Hz and 40,000Hz. The earphones pack a 53mAh battery and the charging case gets a 565mAh battery. It features support for Qi Wireless Charging Protocol (translated). The earbuds also get a USB Type-C post for charging.

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With noise cancellation off, Xiaomi claims the Buds 4 Pro offer a playback time of 9 hours at 50 percent volume, and 5 hours of music playback time with noise cancellation turned on. Xiaomi Buds 4 Pro offer 3 hours of playback time with 5 minutes of charging with the charging case, according to the company. They also feature Bluetooth v5.3 for connectivity with a range of 10m. The Buds 4 Pro and its charging case have an IP54 rating for water and dust resistance, and ship with three pairs of ear tips inside the box.


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