Honor WaterPlay 8 Tablet (HDL-W09) with Kirin 959, 4GB RAM launched

Huawei’s Honor brand has launched its latest water resistant tablet in China called WaterPlay 8. It comes with IP67 rating for water and dust resistance and comes with fingerprint sensor for fast unlocking.

The tablet is 7.8 mm thick and is powered by 5100 mAh battery. It packs in an 8-inch WUXGA display with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution and boasts 74.13% screen-to-body ratio.

Under the hood is Kirin 659 SoC and comes with 4GB RAM options with 64GB storage space. The device also supports further expansion up to 256GB using MicroSD card

The Honor WaterPlay 8 specs include 8MP selfie camera for video calling and 13MP + 2MP dual camera shooter at the back with LED flash. It has Android 8.1 based EMUI 8.1 pre-installed.

Honor WaterPlay 8 tablet photo -3Honor WaterPlay 8 Specifications

  • Model number: HDL-W09
  • Rating: IP67 for water / dust resistance
  • Dimensions: 248 x 173 x 7.8 mm / Weight: 465 grams
  • Fingerprint Sensor: Yes
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo based EMUI 8.1
  • Display: 8-inch IPS LCD display (aluminosilicate glass) with 1920 x 1200 pixels resolution, 60% NTSC color gamut, 283ppi pixel density, 74.13% screen-to-body ratio, 10-point multi-touch support
  • Chipset: Octa-core (2.36GHz A53 x 4 + 1.7GHz A53 x 4) Kirin 959 processor with Mali-T830 MP2 (900MHz) GPU
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB built-in, expandable up to 256GB using MicroSD card
  • Front Camera: 8MP with F/2.0 Aperture, fixed focus
  • Rear Camera: 13MP (F/2.2 Aperture) + 2MP (F/2.4 Aperture) dual cameras with LED flash. Comes with Auto Focus, BIS Sensor, HDR and 1080p video recording
  • Battery: 5100 mAh (typical) / 4980 mAh (minimum) Lithium Polymer battery with 25 days of standby. Comes with 9V/2A charger
  • Connectivity:¬†Optional LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth V4.2 BLE, GPS/GLONASS, USB 2.0 Type-C, 3.5mm Audio jack
  • Sensors: Gyroscope, Compass, Ambient Light sensor, Gravity

The Honor WaterPlay 8 price starts at 1499 Yuan (US$ 217 / Rs. 15,900 approx.) for 64GB Wi-Fi model. The 64GB LTE model of WaterPlay 8 costs 1899 Yuan (US$ 275 / Rs. 21,000 approx.) It comes in Silver color and is already up for order in China.


Pawan Lokhandwala

Mobile phone enthusiast, Techbuff and a Gamer.

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