Introducing the Honor Pad V8: A New and Affordable Tablet

The Honor Pad V8 Pro, the company’s flagship tablet, was unveiled towards the end of last year. The device has a 12.1-inch 144Hz IMAX-enhanced display and costs CNY 2,600 for an 8/128GB model. Now the company has introduced a non-pro tablet that is less expensive – CNY 1,900 for the 8/128GB model and CNY 2,000 for the 8/256GB model.

The new Honor Pad V8 is currently available for pre-order in China, and customers can reserve a place with a CNY100 deposit; those who pre-order will receive a CNY100 discount. Without the discount, the starting price is $275/€250/$22,500.

The non-Pro version is smaller, with an 11-inch IPS LCD screen and the same resolution of 2,560 x 1,600px. The refresh rate has been reduced to 120Hz. The smaller screen is accompanied by a smaller battery, with a capacity of 7,250mAh and a charging rate of 22.5W (compared to 10,050 and 35W on the Pro).

Honor Pad V8

What’s more, this is the first tablet to feature MediaTek’s Dimensity 8020 chipset. This is a 6nm processor with four Cortex-A78 cores running at 2.6GHz and four A55 cores running at 2.0GHz, as well as a Mali-G77 MC9 GPU. As previously mentioned, the tablet has 8GB of RAM, 128GB or 256GB of storage and a microSD card.

This model comes with MagicUI 6.1 based on Android 12.1. Wi-Fi 6 (ax) and Bluetooth 5.1 are two other notable features. The system has quad speakers with DTS:X Ultra compatibility (wired audio is handled by the USB-C port).

The tablet weighs 485 grams and is 7.3 mm thick. Like the Pro model, the back is made of vegan leather (currently available in brown and grey).

Optionally, the Honor Pad V8 can be paired with a Magic Pencil 3 stylus or a Magic Keyboard (or both).

It’s unclear whether Honor will sell the Pad V8 outside of China (the Pro model is not).


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