Huawei has unveiled three MediaPad M5 tablets at Mobile World Congress 2018 with one model with a 8.4″ display, another with a 10.8″ display, and a Pro model adding a pen, support for an optional keyboard cover, more storage to the latter.
All models will come with Hisilicon/Huawei Kirin 960 octa-core Cortex A73/A53 processor, displays with 2560×1600 resolution, plus WiFi and optional LTE connectivity.
- SoC – Kiron 960 octa-core processor with four Cortex A73 cores @ 2.4 GHz, four Cortex A53 cores @ 1.8 GHz, Arm Mali-G71MP8 GPU
- System Memory – 4GB RAM
- Storage – 32 to 128GB internal storage, micro SD card slot
- Display – 8.4″ or 10.8″ 2560 x 1600 pixels, Enhanced ClariVu display
- Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz
- Cellular Connectivity – LTE FDD / LTE TDD / WCDMA / GSM (Enabled only on the SHT-AL09 version)
- Location – GPS, A-GPS (except some specific models), GLONASS, BDS
- Sensors – Gravity sensor, ambient light sensor, compass, gyroscope, fingerprint sensor, hall effect sensor
- Rear camera – 13 MP, F2.2, Auto Focus (PDAF), no flash
- Front camera – 8 MP, F2.2, Fixed focus
- M5 (8.4) – Dual stereo speaker
- M5 (10.1) and M5 Pro – Quad stereo speaker
- HUAWEI Histen sound effect, Harman Kardon audio certified, supports Hi-Res Audio
- Battery –
- M5 (8.4) – 5,100 mAh with quick charge support (9V/2A)
- M5 (10.1) and M5 Pro – 7,500 mAh with quick charge support (9V/2A)
- Dimensions & Weight
- M5 (8.4) – 212.6 x 124.8 x 7.3 mm, 316 grams
- M5 (10.1) and M5 Pro – 258.7 x 171.8 x 7.3mm, 498 grams
The tablets run Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 “emotion UI”, and ship with a charger, a cable, a USB Type-C to 3.5 mm headset jack adapter cable, an eject pin, a Quick Start Guide, and a warranty card. The Pro version also adds HUAWEI M-Pen Stylus.
With the combinations of screen size, storage capacity, and WiFi/LTE versions, we end up with 16 variants whose prices are shown in the table below.
|HUAWEI MediaPad M5 8.4 inches||4GB+32GB WiFi||€349|
|HUAWEI MediaPad M5 10.8 inches||4GB+32GB WiFi||€399|
|HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 inches||4GB+64GB WiFi||€499|
More details can be found on Huawei MediaPad M5 product pages.
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