Huawei sub-brand Honor, in an Occasion in China on Wednesday, launched the Honor Magic 2.
But, it was apparently not happy with only announcing a smartphone, and had several different statements up its own sleeve. It also established a trio of different devices, including a tablet computer, a smartwatch, and a set of earbuds. The Honor Watch Magic was launched, which seems to be rather like this Huawei Watch GT. At the occasion, infantry also declared its first truly wireless earbuds – Honor FlyPods – and also its own design looks quite like Apple’s AirPods. Meanwhile, the key highlight of this Honor Waterplay 8 pill is the existence of dual back cameras. All the products are currently available for pre-order inside their home country.
First up, is the Honor Waterplay 8 tablet computer that runs Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0. It sports a 8-inch display full-HD (1200×1920 pixels) display with PPI of 283 pixels per inch and 74.13 per cent screen-to-body ratio. Underneath the hood, the tablet is powered by the Kirin 659 processor, paired with Mali T830-MP2 GPU and 4GB of RAM.
In terms of optics, the Honor Waterplay 8 includes a dual rear camera setup using 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel sensors. At the front, there’s an 8-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture and fixed focal length.
The Honor Waterplay 8 includes is outfitted with up to 128GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2 with BLE, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, NFC support, and OTG support. Sensors onboard include ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, gravity detector, and proximity sensor. The Honor Waterplay packs a 5,100mAh battery with 9V/2A fast charging service.
The Honor Waterplay 8 tablet comes in three versions: 4GB+64GB Wi-Fi, 4GB+64GB LTE, and 4GB+128GB Wi-Fi. The three choices are priced in CNY 1,499 (roughly Rs. 15,900), CNY 1,799 (roughly Rs. 19,000), and CNY 1,899 (approximately Rs. 20,100), respectively. Notably, the Waterplay 8 is currently available in China to get pre-booking and will go on sale starting November 6 via Vmall, JD.com, Tmall, and Suning.
Honor Watch Magic
The Honor Watch Magic sports 1.2-inch AMOLED display with 390×390 pixels resolution. It looks very like this Huawei Watch GT. It comes with GPS, GLONASS, barometer, and NFC support. It also comprises of a heart rate sensor. The smartwatch packs a 178mAh battery. The smartwatch supports both the Android (4.4 or over ) and iOS (9 or later) devices using Bluetooth 4.2 LE.
Especially, the Honor Watch Magic comes in two colours versions – Lava Black and Midnight Silver. The Lava Black version was priced at CNY 899 (roughly Rs. 9,500), although the Midnight Silver variant costs CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500). Both the models can be found in China through Vmall, JD.com, Tmall, and Suning, however there’s no clarity on a global launch as of now.
Honor has also declared a set of wireless earbuds called the FlyPods and the FlyPods Guru, and they look almost identical to Apple’s AirPods, down to the charging instance. It comes in 2 variants, FlyPods and FlyPods Pro. They include touch controls and possess a 420mAh battery. The case fees via a USB-C interface and may also be charged wirelessly. The FlyPods Pro includes Honor’s BoneID technology that claims to use voice recognition and’bone sound pattern’ recognition as biometric authentication to unlock your handset by voice.
Concerning pricing and availability, the FlyPods are available for pre-order in China and prices CNY 799 (approximately Rs. 8,400). The FlyPods Guru, on the other hand, costs CNY 999 (roughly Rs. 10,500). They will go on sale on November 6, in Charm Red, Lily of the Valley, and Robin Blue color versions.