It is a wolf in sheep’s clothing
Honor silently launched a new tablet in China that offers decent internals even if it looks dated on the outside. Their latest model—the 8-inch Honor Tab 5—borrows design elements from the three-year-old Honor 6X with its thick bezels and aluminum rear cover with plastic top and bottom tabs.
Don’t be fooled by its appearance: the Honor Tab 5 is an up-to-date model as it rocks a Kirin 710 processor paired with 3GB/4GB RAM and 32GB/64GB internal storage. A 5100mAh battery keeps the lights on, and it rocks the latest version of EMUI out of the box. It comes with EMUI’s proprietary features like GPU Turbo 2.0, making the Honor Tab 5 a budget option for a gaming device.
Honor Tab 5 Specs
- Kirin 710 processor
- 3GB/4GB RAM
- 8-inch Full HD IPS display 1920×1200 resolution
- 32GB/64GB internal storage, expandable up to 512GB
- 8-megapixel rear camera with AF
- 8-megapixel front camera
- WiFi, Bluetooth, LTE, GPS
- GPU Turbo 2.0, Smart PA Amplifier
- 5100mAh battery
- Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9
The Honor Tab 5 starts at CNY 1099(~Php 8.6k) for the WiFi-only version and CNY 1399(~Php 10.9k) for the WiFi+LTE version. The pricing is very tempting, as it makes the Honor Tab 5 one of the most affordable Kirin 710-sporting devices out there.
While the Honor Tab 5 is currently available only in China, we won’t be surprised if Honor makes it available globally.