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Honor ViewPad 6 Specs, Pricing, Availability, and Alternatives

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Huawei’s sub-brand Honor often finds itself following the footsteps of its parent company that makes several internationally recognized smartphone and tablet series. Honor recently came out with its flagship ViewPad 6 tablet, which closely resembles the high-end Huawei MatePad Pro announced not too long ago. The Honor slate is equally premium with its top-of-the-line specifications and features that try to give you a wholesome experience.

Here is everything that you need to know about the Honor ViewPad 6, including its detailed specifications, pricing, availability details, and much more.

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Highlights

  • 10.4-inch IPS LCD
  • Octa-core Kirin 985 processor
  • 6GB RAM + 64GB storage
  • 13MP and 8MP cameras
  • 7250mAh battery
  • Stylus and keyboard support
  • 5G-enabled
  • Quad-speaker setup

Honor ViewPad 6: The Basics

With the ViewPad 6, Huawei-owned Honor is aiming for the premium segment, which shows in the device’s design that gets a modern touch. Right off the bat, you’ll notice slim bezels surrounding a massive 10.4-inch 2K display on the front. The display itself remains free of any cutouts as all the necessary sensors and the selfie camera sit on the bezel. All this weight cutting has resulted in a light device that weighs in at just around 480 grams. You can pick the Honor tablet in three shimmering shades of silver, green, and grey.

It seems that the brand has left no stone unturned when packing the slate with absolutely the top-notch internals. For one, the ViewPad 6 comes fueled by the high-end Kirin 985 chip and supports 5G out of the box — one of the first tablets to support the latest connectivity standard. If that wasn’t enough, it also supports the Honor-branded high-precision Magic Pencil stylus. However, the device doesn’t get official Android support, or for that matter, any of the Google apps. Though it still maintains a deep integration with some Huawei and Honor phones.

You can also attach a keyboard-back cover combo to the tablet, in case you often find yourself working on the go. For giving you a fuller media experience, the company has provided a set of four speakers, each capable of sounding individual channels. The ViewPad 6 comes with a pair of cameras — one each on the front and back. Meanwhile, a sizable 7250mAh battery powers everything up, and the company says that it can charge up within 2.5 hours using the included adapter.

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Full Specifications

TabletHonor ViewPad 6
OSMagic UI 3.1
Display10.4-inch IPS LCD (2000 x 1200), 16:9.6, 225 PPI
ProcessorOcta-core Kirin 985
Storage64GB UFS 2.1
ExpandableMicroSD card, up to 512GB
RAM6GB
Main camera13 Megapixel, LED flash
Front camera8 Megapixel
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, optional 5G/4G LTE
PortsUSB Type-C
Battery7250mAh
SecurityNA
Dimensions245.2 x 154.9 x 7.8mm
Weight480g

Pricing & Availability

As you’d expect, the Honor ViewPad 6 is only available in China right now, and the chances of it being available outside the Asian market are pretty low. In China, you can pick up the base 64GB storage option for RMB 2199 ($315), while you’ll be required to pay RMB 2499 ($360) for the 128GB variant. Add another RMB 599 ($86) if you want to get the bundle with the Magic Pencil. The 5G model isn’t currently listed on the official store, so you can expect it to go on sale sometime later.

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Honor ViewPad 6 Alternatives

If you’re able to get your hands on such Chinese tablets easily, then you should alternatively consider going for the Huawei MatePad, though it uses a slightly lower-end chip. Honor’s parent company also came out with a Pro variant of the MatePad a while back, and it packs all the high-end components and features. But if you want something that is closer to an actual laptop and works internationally, then you can bet on the convertible Lenovo Chromebook Duet.

Coming to the more openly available options on the Android side, you can pick up the Galaxy Tab S6 (review), which continues to be an excellent flagship offering. However, if it’s possible to wait a bit, then you should because the next-gen Galaxy Tab S7 series is just around the corner. If not, you can get the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite (review) right away, though it doesn’t support keyboard attachments. Finally, for a price similar to the ViewPad 6, you can easily get the iPad 7 (review) package complete with the Apple Pencil and its keyboard attachment.

Honor ViewPad 6

The Honor ViewPad 6 is among the rare breed of tablet that currently has support for the new 5G connectivity option and that too without going overboard with its pricing, at least in China. It packs some high-end features that were so far reserved only for premium Huawei tablets, like the support for that sleek stylus and the keyboard attachment. Though, like any other Huawei device, this one too doesn't come pre-installed with Android or any of the Google apps.
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