Huawei, a leading Chinese manufacturer, under the brand name ‘Honor’ has announced several gadgets and electronics including smartphones and tablets. We’ll be focusing on new entry level tablets – Huawei Honor Play Tab 2.

The new tablets come in two different screen sizes – an 8″ version being portrait-oriented while the bigger 9.6″ is landscape oriented. Both the variants will give you an entry level tab experience along with prices ranging from budget friendly to mid-range.

Huawei Honor Play Tab 2 – 8 inches
Huawei Honor Play Tab 2 – 9.6 inches


Most of the features associated with the new Huawei tablets are similar. For instance, both the Honor Play Tab 2 devices come with an IPS LCD display having 1280 x 800 pixels resolution. These are powered by a 1.4 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor with 2 or 3 GB RAM.

Fortunately, Huawei opted for the newer version of Android Nougat that comes with the company’s skin, EMUI 5.1 on top. The two tablets have a 5 MP back camera as well as a 2 MP selfie shooter. You should not expect more from a tablet as far as photography experience is concerned so is true for the Honor Play Tab 2 as well.

There are three different variants for the two models; each featuring different RAM, internal storage and connectivity options:

  • Wi-Fi only, 2 GB RAM + 16 GB storage
  • LTE, 2 GB RAM+ 16 GB storage
  • LTE, 3 GB RAM + 16 GB storage

All of the above listed variants come with a microSD card slot but only the LTE version(s) have a dual SIM card support.

Price and Availability

The Huawei Honor Play Tab 2 will go on sale in China from June 1st this year. Unfortunately the tablets will only be available in China as Huawei has yet not confirmed about its international release.

Prices start from CNY 799 (~Rs. 12,000) for the Wi-Fi only version and go up to CNY 1,499 (~Rs. 23,000) for the 3 GB RAM variant.