Honor Launches Waterplay 8 Tablet, Watch Magic Smartwatch, FlyPods Earbuds



  • Honor announces a smartwatch, tablet, and earbuds
  • The FlyPods come in two versions – FlyPods and FlyPods Pro
  • The Watch Magic is Honor’s first smartwatch

Huawei sub-brand Honor, at an event in China on Wednesday, launched the Honor Magic 2. However, it was apparently not satisfied with just announcing a smartphone, and had several other announcements up its sleeve. It also launched a trio of other devices, including a tablet, a smartwatch, and a pair of earbuds. The Honor Watch Magic was launched, which appears to be quite similar to the Huawei Watch GT. At the event, Honor also announced its first truly wireless earbuds – Honor FlyPods – and its design looks quite similar to Apple’s AirPods. Meanwhile, the key highlight of the Honor Waterplay 8 tablet is the presence of dual rear cameras. All the products are currently available for pre-order in their home country.

Honor Waterplay 8

First up, is the Honor Waterplay 8 tablet that runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. It sports an 8-inch display full-HD (1200×1920 pixels) display with PPI of 283 pixels per inch and 74.13 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, the tablet is powered by the Kirin 659 processor, paired with Mali T830-MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM.

In terms of optics, the Honor Waterplay 8 comes with a dual rear camera setup with 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. At the front, there is an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focal length.

The Honor Waterplay 8 comes with is equipped with up to 128GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, NFC support, and OTG support. Sensors onboard include ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, gravity sensor, and proximity sensor. The Honor Waterplay packs a 5,100mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charging support.

The Honor Waterplay 8 tablet comes in three variants: 4GB+64GB Wi-Fi, 4GB+64GB LTE, and 4GB+128GB Wi-Fi. The three options are priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,900), CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000), and CNY 1,899 (roughly Rs. 20,100), respectively. Notably, the Waterplay 8 is currently available in China for pre-booking and will go on sale starting November 6 via Vmall, JD.com, Tmall, and Suning.





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