Aside from Apple and Samsung, few companies are investing in high performance on tablets. Honor, a brand fresh back on the market in Europe, has just announced the Honor V8 Pro tablet, which will compete in the market with mid-high end performance models. That’s because it integrates a high-performance, but not top-end chipset, along with many other powerful hardware features.
Honor Pad V8 Pro could be a real competitor for mid-high end tablets
The Honor Pad V8 Pro is built with a Dimensity 8100 chipset, a mid-range but higher-end chipset from MediaTek. It’s also been integrated into some pretty high-performance smartphones over the year, and is a model that offers a good balance between performance and a more affordable price.
The tablet aims directly at the market for models with very large screens, offering a 12.1″ diagonal on the integrated IPS panel. It benefits from 2,560 x 1,600 pixel resolution in 16:10 aspect ratio and provides a refresh rate of 144 Hz. This makes it the first tablet with such a fast screen, Apple and Samsung models being “limited” to 120 Hz.
Honor already has a relationship with IMAX for its Magic flagship cameras, and its new tablet is the first to use an IMAX Enhanced screen. Previously, this certification was only found in certain TVs and projectors.
The tablet also integrates a DTS:X Surround sound system with eight high-performance speakers.
The rest of the configuration consists of 8GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, a simple camera system with 13 megapixels on the back and 5 megapixels on the front, along with a large 10,050 mAh battery with fast charging at 35W. Unfortunately, the software is MagicUI 7.0, based on Android 12, not Android 13. It’s possible that it will get Android 13 when it eventually launches in Europe.
The Honor Pad V8 Pro starts at a price of 2,599 yuan, or €350, a similar price to the iPad 9 with the old design. Pre-orders for the tablet are already open in China, with sales starting on December 30.