Vivo Pad 2 launched, should the company consider launching a new tablet in India?


Vivo is back with another tablet called the Vivo Pad 2. This is the second generation tablet from the brand, which continues to show off mobile camera prowess with rivals like Xiaomi. The new Vivo Pad 2 isn’t part of that rivalry – yet – but it certainly looks like a promising product. With high-end specifications like MediaTek Dimensity 9000 processor, 2.8K display, and support for stylus input, the Vivo Pad 2 will appeal to customers who are looking for a premium tablet. For now the tablet will be available in the company’s home market China, but should it be launched in India?

I don’t see any reason why Vivo Pad 2 should not come to India. The tablet market in India is not as diverse as the smartphone market. But thanks to Chinese companies that recently started releasing their tablets in India, the options have improved. So has the competition, which has resulted in tablets offering better specifications at aggressive prices. One look at the Vivo Pad 2 specifications and you will know that it can easily meet the needs of creators, students and even users who only need a tablet for binge-watching.

Before I talk about why the Vivo Pad 2 could be brought to India, let us get the specifications of the tablet out of the way.

The Vivo Pad 2 is available in two RAM configurations and three colors – Clear Sea Blue, Far Away Mountain Ash/Grey and Nebula Purple. The tablet is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC, uses the Mali-G710 10-core GPU, and includes up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. It houses a 10,000mAh battery and runs on OriginOS 3 which is based on Android 13.

Coming to display, the newly launched tablet comes with a 2.1-inch LCD screen with 2.8K resolution (2800×1968 pixels) and a refresh rate of 144Hz. The screen offers 600 nits of peak brightness and supports HDR10. In addition, the tablet may support a stylus and keyboard. On the camera front, the tablet packs a circular camera module on the rear that houses a 13MP primary sensor and a 2MP macro lens along with an LED flash unit. Apart from this, there is an 8MP selfie camera in the front.

Vivo’s associate brands Oppo, OnePlus and Realme have already launched their tablets in India. However, Vivo has refrained from launching its tablet here, while in China it has brought another version of its tablet. If this is some business strategy, it is not good news for tablet customers in India, who have a smaller assortment to choose their next tablet model from. The entry of Vivo Pad 2 will give them more options, especially in the premium market where Samsung completely dominates the Android market and Apple the overall market.

In China, the Vivo Pad 2 is available at a starting price of CNY 2,499 which is approximately Rs 29,800. At around Rs 30,000, the Vivo Pad 2 could undercut the top-end Galaxy Tab from Samsung and the recent Lenovo. OnePlus is coming to India later this month with its first tablet for around Rs 40,000. Vivo’s tablet will reduce this too, and offer a range of features. The bottom line is that the tablet market in India has seen a long stagnation and now that Chinese smartphone brands are bringing out new tablets, there is no reason for them to limit their availability to China only and not bring them to India. It is a win-win deal for both the brand and the customers.

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