Oscal has introduced the Pad 18, a new Android tablet. At 256.75 x 168.3 millimetres and a thickness of 7.4 millimetres, the model is quite compact and is equipped with an 11-inch screen. The IPS panel offers a resolution of 1920 x 1200, which is advantageous for playing media content. Widevine L1 certification is available, allowing for high-quality plackback of material from streaming service providers such as Amazon Prime or Netflix.
A Unisoc Tiger T616 is used as the SoC and it can access a reasonable amount of RAM, namely 8 or 12 GB. The internal storage amounts to 256 GB: expansion is possible. However, users have to opt for either storage expansion or two SIM cards, as there are only two card slots available. LTE band 20 is also supported. WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth 5.0 are included, and a 3.5 millimeter jack socket for headsets is also on board.
The main camera has a resolution of 13 MP, while the S5K4H7 sensor of the front camera has a resolution of 8 MP. The GNSS module supports GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou, so the Oscal Pad 18 can certainly be used as a navigational tool. The 8800 mAh battery can be charged with 10 watts. The manufacturer uses DokeOS_P3, which is based on Android 13, as the operating system.
The Oscal Pad 18 will be available between December 11th and 15th at a price of US$150.
A possible alternative: Buy the Doogee T10S on Amazon
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