Chinese electronics company Honor has confirmed it will unveil its latest tablet, the Honor Pad 9, on December 21st. The launch event will also feature the company’s new gaming-focused phone, the Honor 90 GT.
Promotional images shared by Honor provide a first look at the design of the Pad 9 tablet. It sports slim bezels around a 12.1-inch display and has a single rear camera. The tablet will come in three color options – black, white and green.
Additional leaked specifications indicate the Honor Pad 9 will run MagicOS software based on Android and be powered by a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor. This chip promises mid-range performance, similar to Honor’s Pad 8 tablet released last year.
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The new tablet aims to make writing and drawing more natural with its soft-light display technology. Honor claims this creates a paper-like feel and reduces eyestrain during longer sessions.
If true, it would make the device the first in the industry to offer enhanced eye protection capabilities.
More details shared with industry sources reveal the Honor Pad 9 will have up to 12GB of RAM and offer 128GB, 256GB or 512GB storage configurations. The tablet will also support stylus input and connect to an optional keyboard case.
While pricing remains unconfirmed, leaks suggest the Honor Pad 9 will cost around $222 to compete with last year’s Pad 8 model. Other expected features include 35W fast charging, Wi-Fi connectivity and slim dimensions comparable to an 8.7-inch tablet.
With its December 21st announcement, Honor looks set to finish the year strong by releasing both a new upper mid-range tablet and gaming smartphone.
More official specifications and pricing for the Pad 9 are likely to surface as the launch event nears. But the tablet already promises advancements in display quality and eye protection that could appeal to artists, note-takers and readers alike.
– Tom Bowen