Nobody knows what the fate of the tablets will be as sales have been declining, possibly due to lack of innovation from one generation to the next one, still, companies have been focusing on great designs to make their tablets stand-out from the rest. Huawei, being one of the most important Chinese manufacturers, has proven that they pay attention to the design of their devices and the materials used in their construction. Such products include the carefully crafted Huawei Watch or their recently announced P8 lineup of flagship devices.
Inspired by the P8 design language, the company recently announced the MediaPad M2 8.0, about a year after they announced the MediaPad M1, which is now more refined while keeping an almost entire metallic build and a thin profile at 7.8 mm. Sound is also an integral part of the tablet, not only because it comes with larger speakers than previous generations and audio enhancements with Clear-Fi technology and their harman/kardon partnership, but the lines on the frame are also inspired by a musical score.
The display measures 8 inches, just like its name suggests and features a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels and the bezels surrounding it are very reduced, plus, it has a sunlight mode that adjusts brightness and contrast so that the screen remains visible under bright scenarios. The processor powering the tablet is an octa-core Kirin 930 and there's a Standard version with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage or a Premium version with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal memory, either way memory can be expanded by Micro SD cards.
Today we got to learn a little more about the pricing and availability of this tablet and apparently the amount of internal memory in the Premium edition has increased to 64 GB. For those interested, the tablet will be available in China in just two days from now, on July 16 and the prices for the Wi-Fi models are 1588 Yuan (about $255) for the 16 GB model and 1888 Yuan (about $305) for the 64 GB model. The LTE models cost 1888 Yuan for the 16 GB model and 2288 Yuan (about $368) for the 64 GB model. There's no word on availability on other markets.