HONOR Pad 9 is official with 12.1-inch display & 8 speakers

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In addition to announcing the HONOR 90 GT in China, the company also announced the HONOR Pad 9. This is HONOR’s new tablet which has a rather spacious display, 8 speakers, and more.

The HONOR Pad 9 is a budget tablet which comes in a ‘Soft Light Edition’ too

Before we begin, do note that the HONOR Pad 9 is a budget device. Despite that, however, the bezels around its display are rather thin (for a tablet), and the device looks very nice overall. It has a flat frame all around, and an easily noticeable circular camera island on the back.


This tablet also launched in two versions, a standard version, and a ‘Soft Light Edition’. That version comes with paper-like eye-protection, it basically has a matte display. That reduces the impact of light, and makes it easy to use the device outdoors. This made us think of the Huawei MatePad 11.5-inch PaperMatte Edition straight away.

It has a large 12.1-inch display

That being said, the device has a 12.1-inch 2560 x 1600 TFT LCD display. That display can project 1 billion colors, and has a peak brightness of 500 nits.

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC fuels this tablet, it’s a 4nm processor. 8GB and 12GB RAM variants have been announced, along with 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB storage flavors.

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There are 8 speakers included here

Android 13 comes pre-installed on the tablet with MagicOS 7.2 skin on top of it. There are 8 speakers included on the device, with two microphones. An 8,300mAh battery is also included, and 35W wired charging support. Yes, a charger is included in the retail box.

There is one camera included on the back, a 13-megapixel unit (f/2.0 aperture, 4K video recording). On the front, you’ll find an 8-megapixel camera (f/2.2 aperture). Bluetooth 5.1 is also supported here.

Three color options have been introduced

The HONOR Pad 9 measures 278.27 x 180.11 x 6.96mm, while it weighs 555 grams (standard version). The soft light model weighs 559 grams. The HONOR Pad 9 comes in Blue, Gray, and White colors.

The pricing of this tablet goes from CNY1,599 ($223) for the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage model, to CNY2,199 ($307) for the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant.

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