Honor has officially launched the Honor 20 and Honor 20 Pro flagship smartphones today in India. The company also launched two new Android tablets — 8-inch and 10.1-inch Honor Pad 5. The Honor Pad 5 is actually the same Huawei MediaPad T5 but comes with Honor branding. It comes with the same old design with thick bezels all around the display. Both the tablets are equipped with stereo speakers. However, the bigger 10.1-inch variant comes with Harmon Kardon-tuned speaker which should offer better audio experience.
Even with different screen sizes, both the variants offer the same WUXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) resolution. While the 8-inch Honor Pad 5 features 12nm Kirin 710 octa-core processor, the 10.1-inch variant sports the much older Kirin 659 processor. While the tablets were announced last year with Android 8.0 Oreo, they will be coming with Android 9.0 Pie-based MagicUI out of the box in India. Both the variants come in two different storage options – 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB. There is also a MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage on these tablets.
On the rear, the tablets come with an 8MP camera with no LED flash. While the 8-inch Honor Pad 5 sports an 8MP camera on the front, the 10.1-inch variant settles with a mere 2MP sensor. The tablet is backed by a 5,100mAh battery and there is no mention of fast charging support. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and MicroUSB 2.0 port. While the 10.1-inch variant comes with a fingerprint scanner, the smaller 8-inch variant only supports face unlock. However, the Kirin 710-powered variant also takes advantage of the GPU Turbo support.
Coming to the pricing, the 8-inch Honor Pad 5 with 3GB + 32GB and 4GB + 64GB storage options is priced at Rs 15,499 and Rs 17,499 respectively. The 10.1-inch variant with the same 3GB and 4GB RAM options come with a price tag of Rs 16,999 and Rs 18,999 respectively. Both the variants will be available only in Glacial Blue color option. The company will be selling the Honor Pad 5 tablets exclusively via Flipkart starting next month. Stay tuned on Phone Radar for more details!