Meet WaterPlay, Honor's new tablet featuring IP67 waterproof rating, mid-range specs


It looks like Honor 7X was not the only device unveiled by the Chinese company earlier today. A new Android tablet that goes by the name WaterPlay was introduced by Honor alongside its mid-range smartphone.

While this isn't Honor's first tablet, it might be one of the few that comes with water resistance. As the name suggests, Honor WaterPlay is an IP67-certified tablet, but that's not the only selling point of the slate.

Honor announced the WaterPlay features stereo speakers with 3D audio technology backed by Harman Kardon. Furthermore, the physical home button houses a fingerprint button, but that's the best thing about the WaterPlay.

Honor's tablet is powered by a 2.36GHz octa-core Kirin 659 processor, the same included in the Honor 7X smartphone. It also packs either 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, or 4GB RAM and 64GB storage.


The WaterPlay sports a large 10.1-inch display with QXGA (1920 x 1200 pixels) resolution and features an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. The unibody metal design is only overshadowed by the slightly large bezels.

Honor WaterPlay is powered by a 6,660 mAh battery with fast charging support. According to the Chinese company, the tablet's battery should charge in 2.5 hours and should offer about 13 hours of video playback or 9 hours of internet browsing.

The tablet will be launched in China on October 24 in Silver and Champagne Gold colors. The cheapest version of Honor WaterPlay costs $300 (Wi-Fi only, 3GB RAM and 32GB storage), while the most expensive (LTE version, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage) will sell for $410.

source: Weibo via fonearena

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5 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

The design a bit like Samsung's tablet and waterproof like Sony's tablets. But, Huawei mix those two into a single thing.

2. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Before the obvious culprits start crying about the specs not being high end, notice how the title clearly says mid range...

3. plasteek

Posts: 265; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Yep ! + the SOC is perfect for battery life and and watching moovies !

4. PhoneInQuestion

Posts: 496; Member since: Aug 20, 2017

Name sounds like a very strange adult film involving dolphins..........

5. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

A tad on the expensive side for a mid-ranger, no? These days, I think 4GB RAM really should be the default. But it is a breath of fresh air to see new decent tablets coming to the market, its been quite a while!

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