Huawei has released a number of high-end devices this year, the Huawei P8 line and the Honor 7 smartphone. This Chinese smartphone OEM has also showcased a mid-range Honor 4C smartphone, and three new tablets. One of those tablets is actually the MediaPad M2 device which was rumored for quite some time now. This thing is made out of metal and is essentially the company’s flagship tablet at the moment. The Huawei MediaPad was announced last month, and the availability and pricing of this thing were announced yesterday. Let’s take a closer look at this thing, shall we.
Considering the fact this tablet will be available in China starting tomorrow, first hands-on have started to pop up in that Asian country. If you take a look at the gallery down below you’ll notice quite a few images showcasing Huawei’s new premium tablet offering. As you can see, the device looks quite sleek, it’s made out of metal and both its power / lock and volume rocker buttons are placed on the right hand side. The MediaPad M2 features an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 IPS display along with 2 or 3GB of RAM and 16 or 32GB of internal storage, it all depends on which variant you choose to purchase. Keep in mind that you can expand the internal storage up to 128GB via microSD card. This tablet is powered by Huawei’s HiSilicon Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core processor running at 2GHz, while a Mali-T628 MP4 GPU is in charge of graphics processing. The 4,800mAh battery is also a part of this package, and the device ships with 8 and 2-megapixel cameras on its back and front, respectively. This tablet also offers 4G LTE connectivity (in one of its versions), which means you can make calls through it if you want, it has a SIM card slots. Android 5.1 Lollipop comes pre-installed here, and Huawei’s Emotions UI is installed on top of Google’s operating system. The tablet measures 214.8 x 124 x 7.8mm, while it weighs 330 grams.
The Huawei MediaPad M2 tablet will be available in China starting tomorrow. The 16 and 64GB Wi-Fi models of this tablet cost 1,588 Yuan ($255) and 1,888 Yuan ($305), respectively. The 16GB 4G LTE model is priced at 1,888 Yuan ($305), and the 64GB LTE variant will set you back 2,288 Yuan ($368). There’s still no word on international availability, stay tuned.