2018 is going to be an amazing year for all the tablet lovers. A large number of large screened devices will be released. They will have an awesome design and an outstanding specs. They will take everyone by a storm. But which of them are the most anticipated? In this upcoming tablets 2018 list, you will find 10 devices that are driving all tech enthusiasts crazy. Take a look at these awesome tablets.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Samsung Foldable Tablet
It has been a long time since the rumors on a Samsung foldable device began to surface throughout the internet. But this time, it’s going to be a reality. In the early 2017, Koh Dong-Jin, Samsung’s President of mobile business, said, “As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year. When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product.” The foldable device will work both as a tablet and a smartphone. Several months ago, it was reported that Samsung had been working on the development of two foldable tablets. One of them was an 8-inch device, which could be transformed into a 5-inch smartphone when folded. The experiment was codenamed “Project Valley.” Considering the rumors and Dong-Jin’s statement, there is a strong chance of seeing the release of a Samsung foldable tablet in 2018.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: LG Foldable Tablet
Following Samsung’s path, LG has been working hard to bring a foldable tablet in the market. The company has already shown its flexible display prototypes publicly. So, it’s not surprising to see it working on a foldable device. Back in 2016, Peter Monsberger, the CEO of the company, said, “In a couple of years, you are going to be into a foldable smartphone, so you can open it up and it will be the size of a tablet, then you can fold it back up and it fits in your pocket.” Last year, the company had revealed a patent filing covering the foldable technology. So, there is a strong chance of an official release in 2018.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Lenovo Folio
Similar to Samsung and LG, Lenovo has been also getting in on the foldable phone race. In the Tech World 2016, the company revealed its first foldable tablet prototype, called Lenovo Folio. The 7.8-inch device has a hinge in the middle. So, you can fold and transform it into a 5.5-inch smartphone. The display is available on both sides. However, when folded into a phone, only the front of the screen works. When revealed, the prototype had been powered by the Android 7.0 Nougat and Snapdragon 800 processor. If it really enters into the production phase in 2018, it will definitely feature Android 8.0 Oreo and Snapdragon 845 chipset. Everybody expected it to be released in 2017. But obviously, it didn’t happen. However, the relentless effort of the other manufacturers to bring a foldable device might push Lenovo to release the Folio in this year.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Microsoft Surface Pro 5
Microsoft is rumored to reveal a new Windows tablet later this year. It will be known as the Surface Pro 5. It will be powered by the 7th Generation Kaby Lake processor. The device will also have a longer battery life and a sharper screen than the current model. And finally, Microsoft is going to make the device compatible with USB-C port. But that doesn’t mean that the Surface Connect charger will not stay. Microsoft can easily use a reversible port to solve the existing input/output problem.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Apple iPad Pro II 10.5
Last year, Bloomberg reported that Apple had been developing a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro. It was claimed to have several features of the iPhone X, including the bezel-less design and Face ID, the new facial recognition technology. So, the device might not incorporate the home button and the fingerprint scanner. It will also not feature the AMOLED panel, as claimed by the sources. However, there will be plenty of things to be excited about. It will have the TrueDepth camera. Unlike most of the other tablet cameras, it will be able to take absolutely stunning shots. It will be also equipped with the A11 processor. So, there is a very high chance for the iPad Pro 10.5 to be the fastest tablet of 2018.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Google Pixelbook Tablet (2-in-1) 2018
Back in October, Google launched a 12.3-inch tablet, called Google Pixelbook. It works as a revolving laptop, but not a 2-in-1 tablet. However, according to Digitimes, the Cupertino company has already ordered its manufacturing partners to produce a detachable tablet that can also work as a laptop simultaneously. The device will have a 12-inch display. It will run through Chrome OS. It will be available in 7th or 8th Generation Core i5 and Core i7 options. So, the price tag will definitely be very high.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: HP Envy x2
Last month, HP unveiled an amazing 2-in-tablet at its second annual tech summit. It is called the Envy x2. It has been equipped with the Snapdragon 835 processor, 8 GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256 GB internal storage. The device features a 12.3-inch WUXGA+ display, which is covered by the Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It supports always-on LTE connectivity. Being equipped with Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, it is able to provide the user with a super-fast internet experience. The most amazing feature is the ridiculously long battery life. HP says that it will last at least 20 hours. It’s a major selling point, which will definitely draw a massive attention from the consumers. The HP Envy x2 is scheduled to be released into the market in Spring – 2018.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Huawei MediaPad M5
Huawei is expected to release its new tablet, called MediaPad M5, at the CES 2018. Similar to the current model, the M3, it will have an 8.4-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It will be powered by the Kirin 960 processor. As a result, the device will not support the Neural Processing Unit, which is available in the more powerful Kirin 970 chip. It will run through Android 8 Oreo, with Huawei’s own EMUI 8.0 or EMUI 5.1 interface being laid over it. The details about RAM, internal storage and cameras are still unknown. Nonetheless, Huawei MediaPad M5 is expected to be one of the hottest mid-range tablets of this year.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Apple iPad 9.7 (2018)
In March 2017, Apple released a budget friendly tablet for the very first time. It was known as simply the Apple iPad. Costing only $329, the device managed to draw a massive attention from the cost conscious consumers. In this year, Apple is rumored to bring a new version of the device, which will be even more cost effective. It will be called Apple iPad 9.7 (2018). Being tagged with an incredible price tag of only $259, it will take the market of budget friendly tablets by a storm. The device will be packed with the A10 Fusion processor, 128 GB / 256 GB internal storage and a 5-MP front camera. If you have been waiting for a cheap iPad for Apple for a long time, 2018 is going to be an amazing year for you.
Upcoming Tablets 2018: Oppo Foldable Tablet
Oppo has earned a huge popularity worldwide by delivering outstanding smartphones at a relatively cheaper price tag. With the interest about the flexible devices growing among the consumers, Oppo is very likely to introduce a foldable tablet within 2018. The possibility has been strengthened by a new patent filed by the company in November 2017. It envisions a technology which will allow the users to fold the top of the device, rather than folding in half. In May 2017, Oppo publicly demonstrated a 7-inch tablet, which can be folded in the middle. All these things are strongly indicating about the release of a new foldable Oppo tablet in 2018.