Huawei’s sub brand, Honor, held an event today announcing several new gadgets and electronics including phones and tablets.
Revealed at today’s event, the Honor Play Tab 2 tablets offer an entry level tab experience with prices ranging from budget friendly to mid-range. Unfortunately the tablets will only be available in China, Huawei did not reveal a date for international release.
Huawei Honor Play Tab 2 9.6″
They will come in two different screen sizes with an 8″ version being portrait-oriented while the bigger 9.6″ is landscape oriented.
Huawei Honor Play Tab 2 8″
Internals, Storage and Connectivity Options
Both of the tablets come with a 1280 x 800 resolution IPS LCD display. Most of the specifications for the two tablets are similar. These are powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 2 or 3 GB RAM. There are three different variants for the two models, each featuring different RAM, storage or connectivity options.
- Wi-Fi only, 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
- LTE, 2 GB RAM+ 16 GB storage
- LTE, 3 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
All of the variants come with a microSD card slot but only the LTE version(s) have a dual SIM card support.
Fortunately, Huawei opted for the newer version of Android, namely Nougat which comes with the company’s skin, EMUI 5.1 on top.
The two tablets have a 5 MP back camera as well as a 2 MP front camera. Tablets usually don’t emphasize photography or camera quality so this is understandable.
Price and Availability
Prices start from CNY 799 (~Rs. 12,000) for the Wi-Fi only version and go up to CNY 1,499 (~Rs. 23,000) for the 3 GB RAM variant. This seems a little odd as a low end Snapdragon 425 processor in a Rs. 20,000+ tablet is a rather underpowered. It will go on sale in China from June 1st this year.