Introducing Huawei’s new MediaPad M5 tablets
It is no secret that the popularity of Android powered tablet devices has been decreasing in the last several years, and while mobile users do get the occasional high end offering like Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3, most of the more recent releases in the market have been of the budget friendly kind.
Huawei, widely considered as the third biggest mobile manufacturer in the world, however, clearly wants to continue to make its mark in the tablet making business. This week saw the Chinese tech giant officially introduce its new MediaPad M5 tablets, which consist of an 8.4 inch model and the other a 10.8 inch model (that also offers a Pro variant).
Because these devices are made by a brand as accomplished as Huawei, their specifications are expectedly solid. Both models rock a display screen with a resolution of 2,560 by 1,600 pixels, paired with a 13 megapixel main camera on the rear side and an 8 megapixel selfie shooter on the front side.
The tablets are also equipped with an Kirin 960 chip set (consisting of eight cores), aided ably by 4 gigabytes of random access memory (RAM) and 32 gigabytes of onboard memory. The new MediaPad M5 tablets also offer a fingerprint reader, powerful batteries (5,100 mAh for the 8.4 inch model; 7,500 mAh for the 10.8 inch model), stereo speakers, and Google’s Android 8.0 Oreo mobile operating system.
The bigger 10.8 inch MediaPad M5 variant also happens to feature a pogo pin connector so that people can attach a keyboard. This model also offers four speakers (as opposed to the usual two). Moreover, a certain MediaPad M5 Pro model also features a stylus (that is capable of more than 4,000 levels of sensitivity), and twice the usual storage capacity.
But we suspect that the thing that most people will be talking about is the curved glass displays on both MediaPad M5 tablets. Huawei’s newest tablet offerings are reportedly the first ever tablets out in the market that come with 2.5D curved glass screens. The Chinese phone maker may be claiming that the curved approach to the display design is to provide a better handling experience for the user, but everybody should agree that it looks cool as hell.
Huawei’s MediaPad M5 tablets are expected to hit store shelves in spring of this year, with the 8.4 inch variant having a starting price of about $431, the 10.8 inch model at around $493, and the 10.8 inch Pro variant at about $616. Meanwhile, if you want to browse other devices, feel free to explore more handsets from Huawei at MyRatePlan now.