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Honor Pad 2 Tablet With 3GB of RAM, Honor Watch S1 Smartwatch Launched


Even though the launch of Honor 6X smartphone took centrestage at the company’s launch event in China on Tuesday, Huawei also used the opportunity to unveil the Honor Pad 2 tablet and Honor Watch S1 smartwatch. The tablet has been priced at CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 9,900) for the 16GB Wi-Fi-only variant; CNY 1,299 (roughly Rs. 12,900) for the 32GB Wi-Fi-only variant; and priced at CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 14,800) for the 32GB 4G variant. The smartwatch will be available with Orange, Black, and Blue straps and has been priced at CNY 699 (roughly Rs. 6,900).

Honor Pad 2 sports an 8-inch full-HD (1200×1920 pixels) IPS display and is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 616 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. In terms of optics, Honor Pad 2 packs an 8-megapixel rear camera tagged with an LED flash and a 2-megapixel camera at front. The Honor Pad 2 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and comes in Wi-Fi only and 4G variants.

The connectivity options for the tablet include 4G LTE ( with voice-calling functionality), Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, and Bluetooth 4.1. The Honor Pad 2 houses a 4800mAh battery and will be available in colours Gold and White.

Honor Watch S1 is a smartwatch that monitors your health, using an inbuilt heart rate sensor, and comes with circular dial. The watch comes with interchangeable straps and the company claims that it is water resistant up to 50 metres. As per the company, the battery on Watch S1 lasts for up to 6 days.

Both Honor Pad 2 and Watch S1 will be available for pre-order from October 19 and will be available for sale in China from October 25. Just like the Honor 6X, both these devices have been announced only for China, with no word yet on price or release date in other countries.

Huawei Honor Pad 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular


Release date October 2016
Battery capacity (mAh) 4800
Removable battery No
Colours Gold and White
SAR value 0.00


Screen size (inches) 8.00
Resolution 1200×1920 pixels


Processor make Snapdragon 616
Internal storage 16GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 128


Rear camera 8-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 2-megapixel


Operating System Android 6.0


Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
Infrared No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Voice Calling Yes


Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No