The Huawei Honor WaterPlay is a water-resistant tablet with a 6600mAh battery and 4G LTE

Huawei’s online-only subsidiary, Honor, has continued to maintain its competitiveness online. With the launch of several top-notch devices this year already with over two flagship devices, the Honor series isn’t looking like it would be taking its foot of the gas soon. Alongside the Honor 7X, it launched the Honor WaterPlay tablet, keeping Huawei very much alive in the tablet business.
Huawei Honor WaterPlay Specifications, Review and Highlights

Display & Design

The Honor WaterPlay has a large 10.1-inch QXGA display that flaunts a crystal clear 1920 by 1200 pixels of resolution with multi-touch support. On the design front, the name already tips a water-resistant metal-clad design with an IP67 rating, that is the WaterPlay can survive in up to 3.3 feet of water for as long as 30minutes. The physical Home button also serves its fingerprint sensor. The Honor Waterplay is 7.8mm thick and weighs 465g.

Storage & Processor
The WaterPlay comes in two variants; a 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM model and a 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM model, both variants to run on an octa-core Kirin 659 SoC which comprises a 2.36GHz quad-core cluster and another 1.7GHz quad-core cluster. It supports expandable storage using a microSD card.

The tablet boasts an 8MP rear camera with a front-facing camera.
Battery & Connectivity

Tablets always do it big when it comes to battery capacity and that’s their selling point. With that in mind, the WaterPlay tablet is backed by a massive 6600mAh battery plus fast charging support. Connectivity options include; Bluetooth 4.1, WiFi 802.11 ac(2.4GHz + 5GHz), GPS, USB Type-C, fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE(optional).


Honor WaterPlay runs on Huawei’s custom EMUI 5.1 out of the box based on Android’s Nougat 7.0 Operating System..


Device Brand Honor
Model WaterPlay
Announced October, 2017
Released October, 2017
Status Available

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2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network HSPA+ 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE
SIM Type n/a.
SIM Count Single SIM(optional)

2G GPRS Up to 32 to 48 kbps; EDGE up to 236.8 kbps
3G Up to 42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA)
4G LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat6 300/50 Mbps
Web Browser Yes, HTML5

Type Tablet
Dimensions 248*173*7.8mm
Weight 465g
Build Metal Unibody Design.
Colors Silver and Champagne Gold

Display Type IPS LCD Display
Size 10.1 inches
Resolution QXGA (1920 * 1200) pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density n/a
Touch Screen Yes
Protection n/a
Features Multi-touch
Secondary Display No

Primary 8MP camera
Properties n/a
Video Yes
Features Autofocus, face detection, Touch to focus, Digital zoom, HDR
Rear camera: No
Front camera: No
Secondary 0.3MP
Properties n/a

Operating System Android OS, v7.0 (Nougat)
User Interface EMUI 5.1
Java Support No
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes

Chipset Huawei Kirin 659
Number of Processor Cores Octa-Core
CPU Speed 2.36GHz
GPU Mali T830 MP2
RAM (Memory) 3GB/4GB
Internal Storage 32GB/64GB internal memory
Card Slot expandable memory up to 256GB with microSD
Sensors Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, fingerprint sensor

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.1
Infrared No
Wi-Fi WiFi 802.11 ac, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type USB Type-C
USB On-the Go (OTG) No
Fast Charging Yes

Battery Type Li-Po
Capacity 6600mAh
Placement Non-Removable
Standby –
Talk Time –

SMS Yes (threaded view)
Email Yes, IMAP4, POP3, SMTP
IM Yes

Audio Playback Yes, WMA, MP3, WAV, MIDI
Video Playback Yes, WMV, MP4
Video Out n/a
FM Radio Yes
Alert Types Vibration, Ringtones
Ring Tones MP3, WAV, Polyphonic, MIDI, AMR
Loudspeaker Yes
Hands-free Yes, 3.5mm Jack
Other Features

MP4/H.264 player
MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
Photo/video editor
Document viewer
Karman / Kadon Audio technology
Availability and Price of Huawei Honor WaterPlay in China & India
The Honor WaterPlay is priced at 1999 Yuan for the 3GB RAM (Wi-Fi only) variant, 2399 Yuan for the 4GB RAM(Wi-Fi only) variant and 2699 Yuan for the 4GB RAM plus LTE version. It is available in China.

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