Honor has officially announced the release date of its much-anticipated smartphone, the Honor 90 GT, setting the launch for December 21. Coinciding with this release, the Honor Pad 9 is also expected to make its debut, as confirmed by a leaked poster on Weibo. This simultaneous launch marks a significant event for Honor, showcasing its expansion in both the smartphone and tablet sectors.
The Honor Pad 9, according to the leaked poster, features a single-lens camera module at the center of its back panel. This design choice suggests a focus on sleek and functional aesthetics. The leak further reveals that the tablet will be powered by a Snapdragon 6 Gen 1 processor, positioning it in the mid-range category, similar to its predecessor, the Honor Pad 8. The poster also indicates that the Honor Pad 9 will operate on the MagicOS system, which is based on Android, and its price is expected to align closely with that of the Honor Pad 8.
Honor Pad 9 and Honor 90 GT set to debut on December 21
Adding to the excitement, another leak by the well-known tipster Digital Chat Station has provided insights into the color options for the Honor Pad 9. The tablet is expected to be available in Grey, Green, and White, with the White variant featuring an eye-catching gradient finish. Additionally, the leaks suggest the availability of a 512GB storage option and the inclusion of accessories like a keyboard case and a stylus. For reference, the Pad 8 was introduced at a starting price of 1,499 yuan (approximately $222) in China.
While the leak has pre-empted the official announcement, Honor is expected to soon provide further details about the launch. The tablet has garnered attention with its 3C certification, confirming support for 35W charging. Further details have been revealed through UAE’s TRDA certification, including the model number (HEY2-W09) and confirmation of a Wi-Fi-only version, akin to the Honor Pad 8.
From the information available through these leaks, the Honor Pad 9 is shaping up to be a competent mid-range tablet. It is likely to inherit the core features of the Pad 8, which boasted a 12-inch 2K LCD screen and a Snapdragon 680 processor, and was launched in July 2022.