Huawei’s daughter brand, Honor recently held an event in India, meant to debut locally the Honor 20 phones and also brought there a few tablets. I’m talking about the Honor Pad 5 models, that come in 8 inch and 10.1 inch versions.
Specs aren’t half bad, as the 8 inch model is powered by a Kirin 710 processor, which we also find on the Huawei P30 Lite and Mate 20 Lite. It also offers a 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution and 3 or 4 GB of RAM. Other specs include 32 or 64 GB of storage, a singular 8 MP back camera and a front camera with the same resolution.
The device runs on Android 9.0 Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top and provides stereo loudspeakers. The 10.1 inch tablet is lesser specced, with a Kirin 659 processor, 3 GB of RAM And 32 GB of storage, or 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. It provides the same 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution on an IPS LCD panel, but runs the older Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0.
From what I gather, this is actually a rebranded MediaPad T5 for the Indian market. Both products are available in Glacial Blue hue and the 8 inch Honor Pad 5 goes for $225 in the basic version, while the 4 GB RAM one is $251. The 10 inch model is priced at $244. Both will be on the local store Flipkart in July.