Announcement. Honor Pad X8 - a simple tablet and a bit of archaeological research

Photo Announcement. Honor Pad X8 - a simple tablet and a bit of archaeological research

An inexpensive tablet Honor Pad X8 (aka 荣耀平板X8) was announced in China a couple of days ago. About the characteristics - a little later, they are trivial. In the meantime, a little background, genealogical and archaeological research.


Honor Pad X8 is almost identical to the previously announced Honor Pad X8 Lite tablet. In fact, they are even clearly made in the same case. Identical batteries, chipsets and cameras. different amount of memory. And - the main difference - the screens are different. FHD (224 ppi) on X8 and HD (156 ppi) on X8 Lite.

What's interestingdespite the strictly identical dimensions and weight, the diagonals of the screens are slightly different. 10.1" (296 cm²) on X8 and 9.7" (273 cm²) on its ancestor.

If you look a little further back centuries, you can find that in 2020 another pair of tablets was released in exactly the same case. These are Honor Pad 6 10.1 with FHD display and Honor Pad X6 9.7 with HD display. These dinosaurs differ from their successors in the chipset - they have HiSilicon Kirin 710A. And they also have support for mobile networks (LTE). The new couple of tablets are deprived of it - there is only Wi-Fi.

Now about the characteristics of Honor Pad X8.

Chipset - MediaTek MT8786, which, presumably, is a tablet-specific modification of the MediaTek Helio G80 chipset. We are waiting for about two hundred thousand points in AnTuTu.

There is a little confusion about memory. There should definitely be varieties of 4 + 128 and 6 + 128 GB. Plus, the official specification also mentions a version with 64 GB of permanent memory. Most likely, it will be 4+64 GB, but this is inaccurate. Support for memory cards, of course, is.

The screen is simple. IPS-matrix with a diagonal of 10.1 "(296 cm²) and a resolution of 1920x1200 (224 ppi). No increased refresh rate.

Batathe rail is not impressive, 5100 mAh. The cameras are symbolic - 2 MP in front, 5 MP in the back.

Wi-Fi dual-band, Type-C available.

At launch, the Honor Pad X8 will cost ¥1199 (₽10200, $171) for the 4+128GB variant and ¥1299 (₽11100, $185) for the top 6+128GB variant.< /p>

Honor Pad X8 Key Features:

ScreenS-IPS, 10.1", 296 cm², 1920x1200, 224 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch HardwareMediaTek MT8786
2 GHz, 2 x Cortex-A75, 6 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G52 Memory RAM 4-6 GB, ROM 64-128 GB, Micro-SD Rechargeable Li-Pol, 5100 mAh, reverse charge 5.00 W Dimensions240.2 x 159 x 7.55 mm Weight460 g Rear camera: 5 MP, no flash, autofocus
front camera: 2 MP, no flash, no autofocus NavigationGPS, GLONASS, BeiDou OS Android 10, Magic UI 4.0 SensorsAccelerometer, Illumination USBType-C v2.0, USB-OTG

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