The Honor Pad V8 Pro is built around a large 12.1-inch IPS LCD panel with 2560 x 1600px resolution, 10-bit color depth, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage and 144Hz refresh rate. According to Honor, this is the first tablet to feature a 144Hz refresh rate. Another interesting bit is the IMAX Enhanced certification that would allow users to stream content that complies with the same standard. This was previously prevalent in TVs, but it appears the feature has made its way to the tablet world too.
For a complete multimedia experience, the device also boasts a set of eight powerful speakers with support for DTS:X surround sound.
The fast display would come in handy in gaming as well since the device is powered by a potent Dimensity 8100 SoC, 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB options are also available.
As it's usually the case with tablets, the camera setup isn't particularly impressive, so we have a standard 13MP. f/2.0 camera on the back and a 5MP, f/2.2 front-facing camera with fixed-focus.
All that hardware is powered by a generous 10,050 mAh battery with support for 35W fast wired charging. The V8 Pro comes with Android 12 and Magic UI 7.0 out of the box.
The Honor Pad V8 Pro goes well with Honor's magnetic keyboard and an active stylus pen too.
The available colors are Grey, Blue and Orange, with the latter featuring faux leather texture. The Grey and Blue options are aluminum clad. The V8 Pro starts at CNY 2,599 ($375) for the 8GB/128GB option, while the 8GB/256GB and the 12GB/256GB iterations ask CNY 2,899 ($420) and CNY 3,299 ($475), respectively. Pre-orders are already open, with actual sales beginning on December 30. Whether the tablet would make it outside of China is yet unknown.
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Everyone hates some stuff. I prefer it to the square ones. I have the Honor Pad 8 and it's brilliant for viewing content, way better actually. Don't worry, you will be able to read your mails just fine and also, there is portrait mode.
I want to correct a little bit about colour: OLED can give vibrant colours, hence why we are seeing smartphones with 1B colour OLED screen panel. However, IPS LCD gives the most realistic colour science since it never exceeds 100% sRGB.
You can use tablets in Portrait mode for that.