While the Magic V2 is the talk of the town at the July 12 announcement of HONOR, the brand also unveiled a new iPad Pro-rivalling tablet with the MagicPad 13. It’s touted as the first MagicOS 7.2-powered tablet, having tablet-optimized apps like Honor Docs for word processing and Honor Note for note-taking.
The main highlight of the MagicPad 13 is a 13-inch IPS display with a 144hz variable refresh rate, 240hz touch sampling rate, and a 2880×1840 resolution. HONOR calls the display IMAX enhanced, boasting support for 1 billion colors, HDR10, and 100% DCI-P3 coverage, along with Delta E<1 color accuracy and 700nits peak brightness.
Complimenting the display is an 8-speaker system and four microphones that HONOR claims deliver a 3D spatial audio setup without the need for headphones. The MagicPad 13 supports HONOR’s Magic Pencil 3 with has a skin-friendly coating and a matte texture, along with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and 2ms latency.
Being a flagship tablet, the MagicPad 13 is powered by a Snapdragon 888 processor with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB internal storage, along with a 10050mAh battery with 66w charging. Its USB-C port supports 3.2 Gen 1 speed and can be used to output 4K60 to an external monitor. For the cameras, you have a 13-megapixel rear camera and 9-megapixel front camera.
The MagicPad 13 starts at CNY 2999(~Php 23k) for the 8GB/256GB model while the 12GB/256GB model is priced at CNY 3299(~Php 26k). The top-end 16GB/512 GB variant is priced at CNY 3699(~Php 29k).
It will go on sale in China on July 20, and there’s no word if HONOR will make the MagicPad 13 available in global markets.