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Honor Pad5 launches in India as tablet sales grow stronger

Honor recently launched its 20 series handsets in India. Along with them, the Huawei subsidiary also showed off its latest tablets, the Honor Pad5 devices, in 8.1-inch and 10.1-inch variants. Tablets might have become less appealing for people in the last couple of years, however, in India they still seem to be quite popular, so it made sense for the company to launch its devices there. Both models focus on ensuring a great user experience, especially in the entertaining section. Honor equipped both its 8.1-inch and 10.1-inch Honor Pad5 tablets with Full HD displays and stereo speakers with Harmon Kardon tuning. One thing is sure, they are going to sound really nice.

Under the hood, the Honor Pad5 tablets carry octa-core HiSilicon processors. The 8.1-inch model comes with Kirin 710 on board, while the 10.1-inch carries a Kirin 659 chipset. Both sizes come in two storage variants, one of them including 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage or 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal memory. Thankfully, all variant support extra storage via the microSD card slot. In the camera section, the 10.1-inch Honor Pad5 is left behind, having an 8MP sensor on the back and only a 2MP lens on the front for video calls and selfies. The 8.1-inch model, on the other hand, dons two 8MP cameras, one on the front and one on the back.

The 10.1-inch Honor Pad5 also falls behind when it comes to operating systems. While the 8.1-inch model runs MagicUI 2.0.1, which is based on Android 9 Pie, the larger device runs EMUI 8.0, which is based on Android 8 Oreo. It’s not clear whether either of the devices will get the Android Q upgrade, so this could be an important aspect to take into consideration when choosing one model over the other.

Honor didn’t only show off the new 4G tablets, it also announced the pricing of its Honor Pad5 gadgets. The cheapest model, the 8.1-inch Honor Pad5 including 3GB of RAM and 32GB internal storage will reportedly sell on Flipkart for ₹15,499, while the model including 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage will cost ₹17,499. The 10.1-inch models will set customers back ₹16,999 and ₹18,999, respectively. Only time will tell just how much people still appreciate tablets in India and whether there still is hope for these gadgets.

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