Question [TB132FU] Future Custom Rom support for new variant of Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro 2022

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greenflash_24

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Hello together,

recently Lenovo has launched a new 2022 variant of the Lenovo Xiaoxin Pad Pro Tablet [TB132FU]. (also known as Lenovo Tab P11 Pro Gen 2)

This variant ditches the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 in favor of a Mediathek Dimensity 1300T. Performance wise these two SOCs should be basically on par.

It can be purchaded directly by Lenovo: https://www.lenovo.com/gb/en/tablet...o-tab-series/Tab-P11-Pro-2nd-Gen/p/ZAB50194GB
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The kernel source of the global variant was already released.
(--> see: https://support.lenovo.com/de/en/solutions/ht511330-lenovo-open-source-portal)


So i do have the following questions right now:
  • Does anybody own this device at this time? Is it a good purchase compared to the other variants.
  • How likely are Custom ROMs for this device, as a global version with kernel source is available?
  • Does the mediatek chip have any drawbacks in ROM development?

Best regards,
greenflash_24
 
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Plumplum88

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Jul 1, 2012
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Hi,

Received mine Friday...it's a 8/256Go.
Nearly everything is very good :
- bright 2.5k AMOLED screen
- sound
- performances (far better than Pro Gen 1)
- internal storage (average sequential read : 1.3Go/s)
- microSD card reader (tested on a 256Go)
- light weight

What is less good :
- face unlock doesn't work in darkness
- fingerprints marks on back
- lack of audio jack

Nevertheless, I doubt you will get many custom ROM as it is :
- probably not a best seller even if I think it's one of the best tablet...0 tests yet in media
- it's Mediatek's based...devs used to dislike that (there are some exceptions : for exemple Redmi Note 8 Pro)
 

TEK023

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Oct 17, 2018
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Hi,

Received mine Friday...it's a 8/256Go.
Nearly everything is very good :
- bright 2.5k AMOLED screen
- sound
- performances (far better than Pro Gen 1)
- internal storage (average sequential read : 1.3Go/s)
- microSD card reader (tested on a 256Go)
- light weight

What is less good :
- face unlock doesn't work in darkness
- fingerprints marks on back
- lack of audio jack

Nevertheless, I doubt you will get many custom ROM as it is :
- probably not a best seller even if I think it's one of the best tablet...0 tests yet in media
- it's Mediatek's based...devs used to dislike that (there are some exceptions : for exemple Redmi Note 8 Pro)
is it pentile display ? does the display look sharp ?
 

Plumplum88

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Jul 1, 2012
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Can't be sure about pentile...despite I try a 50MP shot on the screen with my smartphone...

In my opinion, it's sharp...I used previously a 10" 2560x1600 IPS screen (no-pentile...Teclast T10), I can't see any difference about sharpness.
Overall, P11 Pro Gen 2's screen feels far better than T10's (colors, brightness...)
 

ZhenMing

Senior Member
Hi,

Received mine Friday...it's a 8/256Go.
Nearly everything is very good :
- bright 2.5k AMOLED screen
- sound
- performances (far better than Pro Gen 1)
- internal storage (average sequential read : 1.3Go/s)
- microSD card reader (tested on a 256Go)
- light weight

What is less good :
- face unlock doesn't work in darkness
- fingerprints marks on back
- lack of audio jack

Nevertheless, I doubt you will get many custom ROM as it is :
- probably not a best seller even if I think it's one of the best tablet...0 tests yet in media
- it's Mediatek's based...devs used to dislike that (there are some exceptions : for exemple Redmi Note 8 Pro)
Just wondering if you could enable the Google Playstore there? How to go about enabling it?
 

greenflash_24

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Dec 24, 2018
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Xiaomi Poco F1
I can't wait for my set. I ordered the 8/128 GB variant.
From the internet research, the 8gb variant should come with extra features like 10bit color and SD870 SOC instead.

I could not confirm that until received. Anyone could confirm this?

I have now also ordered the European version of this variant here in Germany, it has arrived today. There was only one option available, which is the 256/8GB version with the Mediatek chipset and global ROM (including Play Store) already installed.

As I understand it, the global version of this tablet always comes with the Mediatek chipset, the QC SD870 is for other markets. This would also mean that the global ROM will only function on the Mediatek chipset and not on the Qualcomm.

I can also confirm, that there is support for HDR10 and even Dolby Vision.
 

ZhenMing

Senior Member
Do anyone have the keyboard too? If the keyboard detached from the tablet, will it still work,

What I wish to achieve is to have the tablet lifted and hold on a holder which is higher perhaps on the eye level, then having the keyboard on the desk for typing.

If it won't work, then need to order a BT keyboard for this purpose.

Thank you.
 

Plumplum88

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Jul 1, 2012
76
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Keyboard isn't available yet in my country...only pencil is.

But...as tablet has physical connectors, I think keyboard doesn't work if not connected.

I think I will go for a Bluetooth keyboard too...and a usb-c to HDMI wire.
 

ZhenMing

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Anyone notice the screen is kind of uneven when you are in the minimum brightness? It had red hue on the left and right.

I notice that on movie watching at night on my bed and check the rest, seems it is affecting everywhere.

If you turn on the DC backlight, the red hue effect is more obvious.
 

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Nekobai

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  • Does anybody own this device at this time? Is it a good purchase compared to the other variants

I just got mine a couple of days ago and I'm very happy with it so far.

I'm just now trying to understand if there's an easy way to root it.
 

Plumplum88

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Jul 1, 2012
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I 've tested a mini bluetooth keyboard, able to switch to AZERTY on P11 Pro (works on "standard" Android, but it's not possible on some devices like AndroidTV or Fire Stick)

As I prefer something without physical connectors,
I ordered a bigger bluetooth keyboard, and a USB-C to HDMI...
Find one with trackpad. Size is very close to P11 Pro
Was cheaper Yesterday...22.57€

I think I will build a case.
 

Plumplum88

Senior Member
Jul 1, 2012
76
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Yes it's still Android 12...tweaked with a productivity mode...
Heard 12L, then 13 and 14 will be available
 

ZhenMing

Senior Member
Due to China ROM, I do not have Productivity Mode but Study Mode. I had to learn to adopt to it.

But I'm actually feel that Productivity Mode is more useful.

My tab model is TB138FC and yours is TB138FU. As I researched, TB138FU is using MediaTek Kompanio 1300T where the TB138FC is using SD870.
 

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    Got the OTA ZUI 14.0.630 update (Have to VPN to CN then turn if off once download start), can confirm that HDR is fixed. True Black is properly show now and no more Grey. Tested with multiple players and Youtube.

    Edit: Before and after OTA

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    Hi,

    Received mine Friday...it's a 8/256Go.
    Nearly everything is very good :
    - bright 2.5k AMOLED screen
    - sound
    - performances (far better than Pro Gen 1)
    - internal storage (average sequential read : 1.3Go/s)
    - microSD card reader (tested on a 256Go)
    - light weight

    What is less good :
    - face unlock doesn't work in darkness
    - fingerprints marks on back
    - lack of audio jack

    Nevertheless, I doubt you will get many custom ROM as it is :
    - probably not a best seller even if I think it's one of the best tablet...0 tests yet in media
    - it's Mediatek's based...devs used to dislike that (there are some exceptions : for exemple Redmi Note 8 Pro)
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    That Global rom is a fake custom rom so you can't get any OTA, you can check the other thread but so far I don't think anyone have any success in going back to CN rom or flashing a real Global one yet
    Our colleague @Fatperman actually had success in restoring from fake global to ZUI 14 and should be updating us in the next few days! 🙏
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    you need to check it with HW wattmeter, I have and will check later today and post results...
    - so, I did a few tests with battery charging on china TB132FU Mediatek 1300T model
    - using unoriginal (not Lenovo) QC 3.0 certified charger (which is widely accepted by my other devices and charges them as quickly as possible) tablet ignore QC mode which results in normal - slow charging - taking around 5W
    - using original included Lenovo charger tablet recognized charger (using unoriginal USB-C to USB-C cable) and enabled turbo charging - this time tablet takes 32W
    - after tablet reached 100% shows "charged" and the consumption decreased from 32W to 11.6W - I checked back of the tablet with bare hand and found one place mildly warmer than the rest
    - started the stopwatch and was willing to wait 1 hour before disconnecting the tablet from the charger...
    - I checked warmer place on the back of the tablet twice during 15 minutes and it was evidently cooling down - while charger still shows 11.6W consumption...
    - after 20-25 minutes consumption drops to 0W (when I waked the screen wattmeter showed 2.6W consumption and after I switched screen off with power button consumption dropped to 0W again - while plugged to charger)
    - conclusion from my point of view - this is not a bug, it's a feature...
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    I can't wait for my set. I ordered the 8/128 GB variant.
    From the internet research, the 8gb variant should come with extra features like 10bit color and SD870 SOC instead.

    I could not confirm that until received. Anyone could confirm this?

    I have now also ordered the European version of this variant here in Germany, it has arrived today. There was only one option available, which is the 256/8GB version with the Mediatek chipset and global ROM (including Play Store) already installed.

    As I understand it, the global version of this tablet always comes with the Mediatek chipset, the QC SD870 is for other markets. This would also mean that the global ROM will only function on the Mediatek chipset and not on the Qualcomm.

    I can also confirm, that there is support for HDR10 and even Dolby Vision.