Honor unveiled its flagship tablet, the Honor Pad V8 Pro, at the end of last year. The slate boasts a 12.1” 144Hz IMAX enhanced display and came with a base price of CNY 2,600 for an 8/128GB unit. Now the company has unveiled a non-Pro tablet that’s cheaper – CNY 1,900 for an 8/128GB tablet CNY 2,000 for an 8/256GB one.
The new Honor Pad V8 is on pre-order in China right now and buyers can reserve a place in line with a CNY 100 deposit, those who pre-order will score a small discount of CNY 100. Without the discount, the base price converts to $275/€250/₹22,500.
The non-Pro model is smaller with an 11” display, an IPS LCD again with the same 2,560 x 1,600px resolution. The refresh rate has been toned down a bit to 120Hz. The smaller display is paired with a smaller battery too with 7,250mAh capacity and 22.5W charging (vs. 10,050 and 35W on the Pro).
What’s more interesting is that this is the first device to use MediaTek’s Dimensity 8020 chipset. It is a 6nm chip with four Cortex-A78 cores at 2.6GHz and four A55 cores at 2.0GHz, the GPU is a Mali-G77 MC9. The chipset appears to be based on the Dimensity 1100. As we mentioned already, the tablet has 8GB of RAM and 128GB or 256GB storage, plus a microSD slot.
This model launches with the older MagicUI 6.1, which is based on Android 12. A few other features worth noting are the Wi-Fi 6 (ax) and Bluetooth 5.1. There are quad speakers on board with DTS:X Ultra support (wired audio is handled by the USB-C port).
The slate measures 7.3mm thick and weighs 485g. Like the Pro model, there is vegan leather on the back (currently available in brown and gray).
The Honor Pad V8 can optionally be paired with a Magic Pencil 3 stylus or a Magic Keyboard (or both).
It’s not clear whether Honor will make the Pad V8 available outside of China (the Pro model is not).
They are not opening a Pandora box. They just do what PC chip manufacturers (AMD, Intel, NVIDIA) are doing since forever.
So basically, the D8020 is nothing more than a rebranded D1100, is it?
It would have been vv nice if they launch in India