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Realme Pad WILL get Android 12! But this is when it will rollout

The Realme Pad is now confirmed to get the Android 12 update later in 2022. The company had earlier denied updating to Android 12.

Updated on: Aug 21 2022, 23:48 IST
Realme Pad is also getting up to three years of security support.  (Prakhar Khanna/

The Realme Pad had been in the spotlight for all the negative reasons lately. Despite being only 4 months old, Realme had denied updating the tablet to Android 12, without citing any reason. After weeks of facing backlash from the community and users, Realme has now gone ahead and confirmed releasing the Android 12 update for its first tablet. Yes, Android 12 is coming to the Realme Pad.

Based on a GSMArena report, it is said that the company will now release the Android 12 update to the Realme Pad. However, it won’t be arriving anytime soon. Realme says that the Realme Pad will get the Android 12 update by the third quarter of 2022. This means you can expect to see the update between July 2022 and September 2022.

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Realme Pad GETTING the Android 12 update

Along with the OS update, Realme has also confirmed releasing three years of security patches to the Realme Pad. Again, there’ no timeline on his one yet.

Realme, however, does not mention whether the Realme Pad will get the Android 13 update. The report also mentions some of the features on the Android 12 build for the Realme Pad. Realme says that the tablet will get a new enhanced lockscreen and notifications UI. Additionally, the Android 12 update will also bring scrolling screenshots, a one-handed mode and improved widgets.

With this update, the Realme Pad now becomes an even better value, given that it faces competition from Motorola’s Moto Tab G70 LTE. Motorola has also promised an update to Android 12 for its tablet. However, the Motorola tablet is more expensive and sits in a higher price category.

For the unknown, the Realme Pad is based on a MediaTek Helio G80 chipset paired with up to 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The tablet features a 10.4-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1200 x 2000 pixels and 60Hz refresh rate. Right now, the tablet comes with Android 11 out of the box. The tablet also supports 4G LTE connectivity.

The tablet also gets a quad speaker setup and there’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack. For video calls, there is an 8MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. The entire thing relies on a 7100mAh battery and supports 18W fast charging.

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First Published Date: 26 Jan, 15:57 IST