Huawei has been one of the companies that has impressed us this year with many new smartphone releases, in the flagship category, phablet category and budget smartphone category as well. The most notable release of 2014 form Huawei was the Huawei Ascend Mate 7, a powerhouse with a low price tag. Huawei has launched a new budget device this week, the Huawei Honor Tablet, with a surprisingly low price and 3G incorporated.
The Huawei Honor Tablet was debuted earlier today in Malaysia and is now up for preorder for $184. The Huawei Honor Tablet sports a metal body and an 8 inch IPS display with 1280*800 reoslution. It measures 7.9 mm in thickness and weighs 360 grams, making it a pretty light and maneuverable device. The Huawei Honor Tablet feature 3G connectivity with HSPA+ allowing you to place and take calls, as well as send text messages. The Huawei Honor Tablet is powered by a quad core Snadpragon 200 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz, backed by 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card.
The Huawei Honor Tablet is aimed to be a budget friendly tablet targeted at Asian markets, since 3G connectivity is a pretty sought after feature in tablets there. I wouldn’t imagine myself talking on a tablet, but I’m sure that there is a market for these kinds of devices and Huawei will surely gain some well-deserved revenue out of the Huawei Honor Tablet. The device runs on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean with Emotion UI 1.6 overlaid, like many other Huawei devices.
The Huawei Honor Tablet also features a 5 MP rear shooter and a VGA selfie camera, which is appropriate for a budget oriented tablet. The juice is provided by a 4800 mAH battery so you’ll have at least two days of mixed use. The company has also made the preorder system a tad bit interesting, by offering every 50th buyer an entry into a contest where the grand prize will be a Huawei Honor Tablet. The contest is available on the Vmall e-commerce site and is exclusive to Malaysian customers.
The Huawei Honor Tablet will supposedly be officially launched on October 16th, and those who had preordere the device will probably be getting their units by the time. We don’t know if the Huawei Honor Tablet will benefit from a global launch, but the prospect of a cheap 3G enabled tablet is quite interesting. Would you rather use the tablet as a large smartphone or do you prefer your own smartphone? Do you think the American market would receive the Huawei Honor Tablet well, if it ever reached its shores?