In contrast to final yr, Huawei just isn’t coming to MWC with a brand new P-series smartphone, specifically the rumored P20, in all probability as a result of Samsung unveiling its extremely anticipated Galaxy S9 on the present.
Anyhow, we’re blissful to see that the Chinese language producer is launching premium Android tablets as an alternative, the MediaPad M5 collection. And as soon as once more the rumored specs had been spot on.

The successor of the MediaPad M3 launched at IFA 2016, the Huawei MediaPad M5 is available in three flavors: the MediaPad M5 Eight.Four-inch, the MediaPad M5 10.Eight-inch, and the MediaPad M5 10.Eight-inch Professional geared up with a digital pen. Every mannequin will probably be out there in House Gray and Champagne Gold, and no phrase on the launch date or the pricing. From the rumors, we all know that the anticipated value could be round $400, keep tuned for the replace on that in MWC.

Tablets don’t get the traction they as soon as used to have, that explains why Huawei final main launch was over a yr and a half in the past. Curiously, the product line is lacking the M4 which might be a logical title to succeed to the M3. Properly, in Chinese language numerology the quantity Four is unhealthy luck, so we certain have our clarification right here.

The brand new Huawei tablets get Huawei’s EMUI, runs on Android Oreo, and options the earlier technology flagship Kirin SoC (launched 2016), the octa-core Kirin 960. For reference, the newest Huawei smartphone flagship, the Mate 10 Professional options the newest Kirin 970 processor.

What’s new?

New type issue and a pen:

The brand new Huawei M-series Android pill comes now within the 10.Eight-inch type issue with a Professional model, which has all the identical options because the common 10.Eight apart from the M-pen that comes with it.

New rear digicam:
the MediaPad m3 featured an 8MP digicam on the entrance and on the again, and the M5 will get a 13MP rear shooter whereas retaining the 8MP decision on the entrance.

Processor improve:
As ordinary, Huawei makes use of its previous-generation high-end processor for its Android tablets, the M3 received the Kirin 950 throughout the yr the Kirin 960 was the brand new child on the block, so we anticipated the M5 to get the octa-core Kirin 960 whereas the high-end telephones run on the Kirin 970.

Completely different however fairly related dimensions and weight for the Eight.Four:
At 7.three mm, the brand new MediaPad Eight.Four delivers the identical thinness as its predecessor however is a hair bigger at 124.Eight mm (vs. 124.2 mm for the M3) and barely shorter at 212.6 mm (vs. 215.5 mm for the M3)

Related show and battery capability: The WQXGA IPS show seems the identical with its 2560×1600 decision and 359 PPI pixel density. Just like the earlier Eight.Four-inch mannequin, the M5 Eight.Four supplies 5100 mAh battery capability.

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