IFA 2022 | Honor Pad 8: 12-inch and 2K tablet lands in Europe with a Snapdragon 680 chipset running Android 12
Honor has brought its latest Android tablet to Europe, having revealed it in July as the Tablet 8 as part of a Chinese hardware launch event. Now called the Pad 8, the device still measures 278.5 x 174.1 x 6.9 mm and weighs 520 g with a glass front, an aluminium frame and an aluminium back. Unsurprisingly, the Pad 8 supports stylus input too, as well as a detachable keyboard.
Additionally, Honor equips the tablet with a 12-inch and 2K (2,000 x 1,200) display with an 87% screen-to-body ratio and a 5:3 aspect ratio. For reference, the display relies on IPS technology and offers a 60 Hz refresh rate, unlike the Honor 70. Moreover, the Honor Pad 8 utilises the Snapdragon 680 4G, a 6 nm chipset that has eight CPU cores and an Adreno 610 GPU. Incidentally, Honor pairs the mid-range chipset with a 7,250 mAh battery that supports 22.5 W wired charging via the device's USB Type-C port. Moreover, the Honor Pad 8 features dual 5 MP cameras that can record videos in up to 1080p at 30 FPS.
Like the Honor 70, the Pad 8 will launch in Europe with Magic UI 5.1 based on Android 12. According to Honor, pre-orders begin today, although the tablet will only be available in a 'Blue Hour' colourway. By contrast, Honor sells an additional two colour options in China. Honor states that it will confirm pricing after its IFA 2022 keynote. Presumably, the company will announce which memory configurations in which the Pad 8 will be available too. Currently, Honor offers the Pad 8 with 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
Honor has since confirmed that the Pad 8 costs €349.90 in the Eurozone. For some reason, the company has decided to only offer the tablet with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.