Huawei’s sub-brand, Honor, has also released the Honor Play Tab 2. The tablet will come in two variants — an 8-inch and 9.6-inch.
This new tablet debuts together with the new Honor 6A and MateBook X.
Beside the screen dimensions, the two version also differ in network connectivity. The 8-inch Honor Play Tab 2 will feature an earpiece for voice calling. On the other hand, the taller 9.6-inch variant comes with LTE compatibility and it will sport hands-free calling.
But other than that, everything is pretty much the same between the two variants. Both of them will rock a 7.95mm all-metal unibody build that’s almost as thin as most smartphones today.
The Honor Play Tab 2 is also equipped with a not-so-powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chipset. The SoC of choice instantly suggests that it’s going to be a midrange device. On the brighter note, it runs on the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with their own EMUI 5.1 interface on top.
Both the 8-inch and 9.6-inch, despite the difference in size, will have the same IPS panel with 1280 x 800 resolution. There’s also a modest 5-megapixel rear and 2-megapixel front camera.
Disappointingly, there’s a standard 4800mAh battery across the board. It would have been nice if the 9.6-inch got a bigger battery since it can accommodate it anyway with the additional space.
Honor Play Tab 2 Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat, EMUI 5.1
- Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano + Nano/microSD) (LTE version only)
- 8-inch/9.6-inch IPS display, 1280 x 800 resolution
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core processor
- 2GB/3GB RAM
- Adreno 308 GPU
- WiFi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GPS, A-GPS
- 4G LTE
- Dimensions: 211.07 x 124.65 x 7.95mm (8-inch), 229.8 x 159.8 x 7.95mm (9.6-inch)
- Weight: 350g (8-inch), 460g (9.6-inch)
- Gray, Silver
- 4800mAh non-removable battery
Here are the prices of the Honor Play Tab 2 8-inch version:
- CNY799 (~Php5,800, 2GB+16GB WiFi)
- CNY999 (~Php7,200, 2GB+16GB LTE)
- CNY1299 (~9,400, 3GB+32GB LTE)
Furthermore, the 9.6-inch variant will be sold for the following prices:
- CNY999 (~Php7,200, 2GB+16GB WiFi)
- CNY1299 (~9,400, 3GB+16GB LTE)
- CNY1499 (~10,900, 3GB+32GB LTE)
The Honor Play Tab 2 will be available in China from June 1st. There’s no official word yet from their Philippine counterpart if the devices will arrive in the country.