HONOR Pad 9 with 12.1″ 2.5K matte screen, Snapdragon 6 Gen 1, 8 speakers announced

Along with the HONOR 90 GT, HONOR also introduced the HONOR Pad 9, the company’s latest budget tablet in China. It packs a 12.1-inch, 2.5K (WQXA) LCD screen with 88% screen-to-body ratio, and 500 nits brightness.

There is a soft light version with a paper-like eye-protecting soft light matte screen that diffuses reflection, reducing the impact of light, sunlight and other lighting, making the screen look more comfortable.

It is powered by a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM, comes with 8 speakers, and features a 6.9mm sleek body. The tablet runs MagicOS 7.2 based on Android 13, which provides smart connectivity, smart services, smooth performance, privacy, and security.

The tablet supports the Magic Pencil 3, which comes with 4096 pressure sensitivity and 2ms of low-time extension. The pencil magnetically charges when you place it on the top of the tablet and promises 10 hours of battery backup. The Pad 9 comes with a large, 8300mAh battery and supports 35W fast charging.

HONOR Pad 9 Specifications
  • 12.1-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA TFT LCD screen, 1.07 billion colors, 500 nits peak brightness, soft light matte screen
  • Octa Core (4x A78 at 2.2GHz+4x A55 at 1.8GHz Kryo CPUs) Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 4nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 710 GPU
  • 8GB/12GB RAM, 128GB/256GB/512GB storage
  • MagicOS 7.2 (Based on Android 13)
  • 13MP rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, up to 4K video recording
  • 8MP front camera with f/2.2 aperture, up to FHD video recording
  • 8 Speakers, dual microphones
  • Dimensions: 278.27x 180.11x 6.96mm; Weight: 555g (standard) / 559g (soft light)
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, USB Type-C with OTG
  • 8300mAh battery with 35W fast charging support
Pricing and availability

The HONOR Pad 9 comes in White, Blue and Gray colours, pricing as follows

  • HONOR Pad 9 8GB + 128GB – 1,599 yuan (USD 223 / Rs. 18,610 approx.) (1,499 yuan for first sale)
  • HONOR Pad 9 8GB + 256GB – 1,799 yuan (USD 251 / Rs. 20,940 approx) (1,699 yuan for first sale)
  • HONOR Pad 9 12GB + 256GB – 1,999 yuan (USD 279 / Rs. 23,270 approx.)
  • HONOR Pad 9 12GB + 512GB – 2,199 yuan (USD 307 / Rs. 26,280 approx.)
  • HONOR Pad 9 Soft Light Edition – 1,899 yuan (USD 265 / Rs. 22,695 approx.) (1,799 yuan for first sale)
  • HONOR Pad 9 Soft Light Edition – 2,099 yuan (USD 294 / Rs. 25,080 approx.)


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