Honor Pad X8 Pro and Pad X9 launch as inexpensive tablets with 120 Hz displays
Honor has launched the Pad X8 Pro in China, a better-equipped alternative to the Pad X8. Also available in the UK as the Pad X9, the Pad X8 Pro is a mere 6.9 mm thick and weighs 499 g, in part because of its metal housing. As Honor's promotional images show, the Pad X8 Pro comes in black, green and purple finishes. In comparison, Honor is only offering the Pad X9 in Space Gray.
Nonetheless, both tablets have 11.5-inch IPS displays that resolve at 2,000 x 1,200 pixels with 400 nits peak brightness. Advertised as a Fullview display on account of its slim bezels, the display also delivers a 120 Hz refresh rate, putting it just shy of the Xiaomi Pad 6. Moreover, Honor has installed six speakers, a pair of 5 MP cameras and a 7,250 mAh battery that is rated for up to 13 hours of continuous video playback.
Underpinning the above is the Snapdragon 685, a 6 nm chipset with four ARM Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 CPU cores apiece. While Honor pairs the Pad X8 Pro with 4 GB, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, the Pad X9 makes do with a mere 4 GB. Both tablets ship with 128 GB of storage though, on which Honor pre-installs MagicOS 7.1 based on Android 13. The Pad X8 Pro starts at CNY 999 (~US$138) in China with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. By contrast, Honor charges £179.99 (~US$229) for the Pad X9 in the UK with the same memory configuration.