Tablets…the market may not be so sure about them, but it ain’t stopping companies from coming out with them. And so, Honor announced the Honor Tab 5 – a tablet which appears like any other out there.
Honor Tab 5 Overview
The Honor Tab 5 has all the looks that make it appear generic. It actually looks like the old generation iPads of you think about it. With a camera on the right side and speaker grills at the top and bottom, there’s nothing new on the design front. But the configuration it packs inside do sound impressive, at least for the asking price.
This tablet is packing an 8-inch screen, with Full HD+ resolution. There’s also the presence of stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support and 8 MP camera at both, front and back. Inside, you get a good Kirin 710 chipset which is on par with the Snapdragon 660. In addition, it also features GPU Turbo 2.0 to boost the graphics and make for a better gaming experience.
The Honor Tab 5 runs on Android Pie with Magic UI 2.0 on top. It boasts dual Smart PA audio chips that can sense the status of the dual speakers and adjust the amplitude of the speakers for better audio quality in real time. Also, this thing packs a good-sized 5100 mAh battery. It is available in two memory configurations – one with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage, and another with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage. Furthermore, there are WiFi and LTE versions available for both, with some difference in price.
Pricing and Availability
The Honor Tab 5 has got quite an affordable price for a tablet of this caliber. The 3 / 32 GB WiFi variant costs CNY 1099, ($163), whereas the 4 / 64 GB for the same costs CNY 1299 ($193). As for the LTE variant, the 3 / 32 GB costs CNY 1399 ($208) and the 4 / 64 GB costs CNY 1499 ($224). That’s actually pretty cool pricing for a tablet of this kind.
The sad part is that for now, the availability is limited to China only, and will start selling March 12. But we expect Honor to launch this tablet in the global market just like its smartphones soon.