Huawei is one of the only companies that continues to crank out premium Android tablets with price tags north of $300. But the company’s latest model is more of a mid-range device. It also doesn’t actually have the Huawei name on it.

The Honor Tab 5 is an Android tablet with an 8 inch display, a Kirin 710 processor, and a starting price of about ¥1099 (about $165) in Huawei’s home country of China.

It’s part of the company’s Honor sub-brand, which Huawei typically uses to sell value-oriented smartphones.

The tablet features a 1920 x 1200 pixel display, Huawei’s own octa-core processor (with four Cortex-A73 CPU cores, four lower-power Cortex-A53 cores, and Mali G51 MP4 graphics), a 5,100 mAh battery, stereo speakers, and 8MP front and rear cameras.

It also has a headphone jack and microSD card reader with support for up to 512GB of removable storage.

Honor is offering four different prices/configurations in China:

  • 3GB/32GB/WiFi for ¥1099 (~$165)
  • 4GB/64GB/WiFi for ¥1299 (~$195)
  • 3GB/32GB/WiFi + 4G LTE for ¥1399 (~$210)
  • 4GB/64GB/WiFi + 4G LTE for ¥1499 (~$225)

There’s no word on if or when this tablet will be available in the US or other markets.

via GizmoChina and MySmartPrice

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7 replies on “Huawei launches 8 inch Honor Tab 5 Android tablet for $165 and up (in China)”

  1. I wish they had gone 7″ with this instead of 8″. Love the reported aspect ratio (16:10) but 8″ just isn’t pocketable. (I’ve owned a couple of tablets in the 8″ range and it’s a clunky carry at best). I’d be very interested in the 4G LTE version – the listed price is phenomenal (~$225).

    Even so… it’s so rare to see a (real) large phablet these days with an aspect ratio for ‘getting things done’ that it’s already on my short list. Go big or go home! 🙂

    1. My parents are visiting me in a couple of weeks, and my dad is bringing his Nexus 7 with him. It needs a new battery, so I’m going to bite the bullet and have a go at replacing it. Wish me luck!

  2. The Kirin 710 processor trades blows with the Snapdragon 660 in terms of performance, which in turn runs very close to flagships from a couple of years ago running the Snapdragon 821 (like the Pixel XL I own).

    That should make the Honor Tab 5 a pretty snappy tablet for under $200, if they ever release it in the US at that price, and a real step up from the Amazon HD 8 and the out of date junk shipped by the likes of Lenovo.

    No idea if there’s a big enough market for a mid-range tablet not called Amazon Fire these days, but I guess Huawei is going to find out.

  3. I have their larger tablet and it is rock solid and fast. Just wish updates were faster.

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