Honor WaterPlay Tablet With IP67 Rating, 6660mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

Honor WaterPlay Tablet With IP67 Rating, 6660mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honor WaterPlay price starts at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000)
  • It comes with water-resistant body
  • It packs a 10.1-inch full-HD display

Huawei brand Honor brand unveiled the new Honor WaterPlay tablet alongside the Honor 7X smartphone in China on Wednesday. The new Honor WaterPlay tablet supports IP67 certification, which means it is dust resistant and capable of withstanding immersion in up to 1 metre of water for 30 minutes. The new WaterPlay tablet from Honor joins some of the other water-resistant tablets from Sony. Apart from water resistance, the new Honor WaterPlay tablet comes with other highlights such as a large 6660mAh battery.

The new Honor WaterPlay tablet will be available in three variants: Wi-Fi only model with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage priced at CNY 1,999 (roughly Rs. 20,000), Wi-Fi only model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,399 (roughly Rs. 24,000), and LTE model with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage priced at CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs. 26,500). The new tablet from Honor will go on sale later this month but interested consumers can now pre-order in China. Unfortunately, there’s no word whether the new Honor tablet will make its way to other markets outside China.

For specifications, the Honor WaterPlay features a 10.1-inch full-HD display and is powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor (four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.36GHz and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.7GHz). It supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 256GB). The tablet runs Android 7.0 Nougat-based EMUI 5.1. It supports fast charging and comes with USB Type-C. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 0.3-megapixel front camera. The tablet also comes with fingerprint sensor located at the front. The WaterPlay comes with speakers tuned by Harman Kardon audio. It measures 248x173x7.8mm and weighs 465 grams. It will be available in Silver and Champagne Gold colours.

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Huawei Honor WaterPlay

Huawei Honor WaterPlay

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

10.10-inch

Processor

2.36GHz octa-core

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

1200×1920 pixels

RAM

3GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

32GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

6660mAh

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    Rs.7,850
Huawei Honor WaterPlay LTE

Huawei Honor WaterPlay LTE

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

10.10-inch

Processor

2.36GHz octa-core

Front Camera

0.3-megapixel

Resolution

1200×1920 pixels

RAM

4GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

64GB

Rear Camera

8-megapixel

Battery Capacity

6660mAh

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    Rs.7,850

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Apple, Huawei, Amazon Gain in Sluggish Tablet Market: IDC, Strategy Analytics

Apple, Huawei, Amazon Gain in Sluggish Tablet Market: IDC, Strategy Analytics

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Overall tablet sales dropped to 37.9 million
  • Apple saw nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago
  • Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market share

Apple, Huawei and Amazon boosted tablet sales over the past quarter, despite the ongoing slump in the overall market for the devices, surveys showed Thursday.

Overall tablet sales dropped 3.4 percent from the same period last year to 37.9 million, according to a survey by research firm IDC.

Apple’s nearly 15 percent boost in iPad sales from a year ago gave it a 30 percent share of the global market, IDC said.

IDC said Apple’s gains came from consolidating its lineup and introducing new tablets, including a 10.5 inch iPad Pro, which encouraged some consumers to upgrade.

Samsung remained the number two vendor with a 15.8 percent market shares as sales dipped one percent, the report said.

China-based Huawei meanwhile bucked the overall trend with a strong 47 percent gain in sales, vaulting to the number three position with an eight percent market share, the research firm reported.

IDC estimated that Amazon – whose sales figures are not reported – boosted its Fire tablet sales by 51 percent from last year to capture the fourth spot at 6.4 percent.

China’s Lenovo was fifth with a 5.7 percent market shares as sales dropped 14.6 percent from last year, the report said.

A separate survey by Strategy Analytics estimated a seven percent decline in global tablet sales to 43.8 million units in the April-June period.

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Honor Play Pad 2 Tablet Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

Honor Play Pad 2 Tablet Launched: Price, Release Date, Specifications, and More

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honor Play Pad 2 comes in two display sizes but same specifications
  • The tablet is available in 8-inch and 9.6-inch IPS display variants
  • It will go on sale first in China next month

Huawei Terminal brand Honor on Tuesday launched the Honor 6A smartphone and the Honor Band A2 fitness tracker. Alongside, it also launched two new tablets – the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) and Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch). Both tablets will be available in Wi-Fi only and 4G LTE variants, as well as different memory/ storage models, from June 1 in China.

As for pricing, the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) is priced at CNY 799 for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage Wi-Fi only model, CNY 999 for the 2GB RAM/ 32GB storage LTE model, and CNY 1,299 for the 3GB RAM/ 32GB storage LTE model. The Honor Play Pad (9.6-inch) on the other hand is priced at CNY 999, CNY 1,299, and CNY 1,499 for the same models respectively. Both tablets also support voice calling.honor play pad 2 gold honor

Apart from the display sizes, the specifications of the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) and Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) tablets are identical. Both tablets sport a screen resolution of 1280×800 pixels, and both sport IPS displays. They run on quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 SoCs with either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The tablets can have their inbuilt storage expanded via microSD card (up to 128GB).

Both the Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) and Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) sport 5-megapixel rear cameras and 2-megapixel front-facing cameras. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a Micro-USB port. Both tablets sport 4800mAh batteries. As for form factor, the 8-inch tablet measures 211.07×124.65×7.95mm and weighs 350 grams, while the 9.6-inch tablet measures 229.8×159.8×7.95mm and weighs 460 grams.

 

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch)

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch)

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

8.00-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

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Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch)

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch)

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

9.60-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
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Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) LTE

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (8-inch) LTE

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

8.00-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
  • Huawei Honor T1 7.0 (Silver, 8GB ,Wi-Fi+ 3G+Voice Calling) –
    Rs. 6,948
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) LTE

Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 (9.6-inch) LTE

  • KEY SPECS
  • NEWS

Display

9.60-inch

Processor

quad-core

Front Camera

2-megapixel

Resolution

800×1280 pixels

RAM

2GB

OS

Android 7.0

Storage

16GB

Rear Camera

5-megapixel

Battery Capacity

4800mAh

Also See
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    Rs. 6,948

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India Tablet Sales Declined 16 Percent in March Quarter: CMR

India Tablet Sales Declined 16 Percent in March Quarter: CMR

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 percent year-on-year, says CMR report
  • tablet shipments in the March quarter were also down by 6 percent
  • Datawind continued to hold the top spot with 34 percent market share

Sales of tablet PCs fell by 16 percent year-on-year to around 7.6 lakh units during January-March, hurt by lack of any promotional activity by device makers, says a report.

The tablet shipments in the March quarter were also down by 6 percent compared to the previous October-December quarter, the report by research firm CMR said.

Datawind continued to hold the top spot with 34 percent market share, followed iBall with 16 percent share, the report said. Samsung had 15 percent share while homegrown Micromax had 8 percent share.

“The continuous decline in the tablet space could be attributed to the lack of promotional activities in the space.

Aadhaar has, of course, provided a lot of impetus to the market (as it increases orders from government sector),” CMR Lead-Analyst (Tablets) Menka Kumari said.

However, at the same time, B2C consumption entirely depends on the promotional activities and some exciting features, she added.

CMR said upcoming GST regime is also going to affect the tablet market, but the magnitude can be gauged only later as a lot of clarity is expected to come on the implementation front.

4G tablets segment will constitute 50 percent of the market by the end of this year, the report added.

According to CMR’s “India Quarterly Tablet PC Market Review-1Q 2017” report, Android-based tablets have already captured the majority of the market while Windows-based tablets have seen continuous decline in India.

“The smartphone market has moved towards 4G and the tablets segment would also follow the same trend. The demand for SIM-enabled devices will continue to grow while Wi-Fi enabled devices will continue to see demand from the student community,” said Menka Kumari, Lead Analyst, Tablets, CMR, in a statement.

4G and 3G-based tablets witnessed sequential increase of 15 percent and 31 percent in terms of units shipped.

Alternatively, 2G and Wi-Fi based tablets saw a sharp decline of 62 percent and 33 percent, respectively, as compared to the previous quarter, the findings showed.

The tablet market within the price category of Rs. 10,000-Rs. 20,000 and less than Rs. 5,000 witnessed 48 percent and four percent sequential growth, respectively, during the quarter.

On the other hand, the price category of Rs. 20,000-30,000 saw a sharp 61 percent sequential decline, the report added.

Written with inputs from PTI and IANS

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