Honor Pad V8 Debuts with New Dimensity 8020 SoC and 2.5K Screen for Under $300

Honor Pad V8

Honor has announced its latest tablet, the Honor Pad V8, which comes with a new MediaTek processor and a 2.5K 11-inch screen. The tablet boasts a 6nm Dimensity 8020 SoC, which is a world first for mobile devices, beating the Motorola Edge 40 to the punch. The chipset comes with 4 ARM Cortex-A78 cores clocked at up to 2.6GHz and 4 Cortex-A55s at 2.0GHz, and the Mali-G77 handles graphics, which is touted to get up to 40% more performance compared to its predecessor.

The Honor Pad V8 is a lighter version of the pre-existing V8 Pro and weighs around 485 grams with a height of just 7.3mm. It has a battery that can last up to 15 hours per charge, despite being reduced to 7,250mAh in this V-series variant. However, it will not do so with the speed to match its 120Hz display, at just 22.5W compared to 35W in the V8 Pro.

Honor Pad V8

The tablet is rated to support Honor's latest Magic Pencil 3 and "MagicRing" cross-device ecosystem features. However, its version of MagicUI (6.1) is based on Android 12, which might be why the V8 starts at as little as 1,799 yuan (~US$260) for a base 8GB RAM/128GB (expandable) memory SKU with blue or yellow faux leather finish options in China. A global release for the affordable tablet has yet to be announced.

The Honor Pad V8 also benefits from speakers boosted with DTS:X Ultra technology, making it an excellent choice for those who enjoy multimedia content. The tablet lacks the top-end 144Hz display refresh rate of its Pro counterpart, but it still offers an excellent viewing experience with its 2.5K 11-inch screen.

Honor's latest tablet will likely appeal to those looking for an affordable yet powerful device. Its MediaTek processor and large battery make it an excellent choice for multitasking and long-term use, while its speakers and display offer a fantastic multimedia experience.

The tablet market has seen many new devices being released, including the Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16, Lenovo Tab P11 2022, and the OnePlus Pad. The Samsung Galaxy Book3 Ultra 16 is an enduring ultrabook with an RTX 4050, making it a powerful device for those looking for a laptop-like experience. The Lenovo Tab P11 2022 (Gen 2) is a powerful tablet with excellent performance and accessories, making it a great choice for those who value productivity. The OnePlus Pad, on the other hand, offers a premium Android tablet experience that goes easy on the wallet.

The Honor Pad V8 is a significant addition to the tablet market, offering a powerful device at an affordable price point. With its Dimensity 8020 SoC and 2.5K 11-inch screen, the V8 is an excellent choice for those looking for a powerful device for multimedia and productivity. The tablet's large battery and DTS:X Ultra technology make it an excellent choice for those who enjoy long-term use and high-quality audio. Although a global release has yet to be announced, the Honor Pad V8 is sure to make waves in the tablet market.

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