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Huawei outs Honor Play Tab 2: Android Nougat, slim body, 8-inch and 9.6-inch variants

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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.

Related: Huawei introduces Honor Pad 2 and Honor Watch S1

Huawei outs Honor Play Tab 2: Android Nougat, slim body, 8-inch and 9.6-inch variants

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
  • 16GB/32GB
  • 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

Honor Play Tab 2 Specs, Price, Features

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.

Source: Huawei

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