Despite the rather poor sales of tablets in recent times, there were some announcements of this kind of devices at CES 2016. Some manufacturers are trying to make tablets more powerful in order to replace a laptop, to some extent, other manufacturers are simply improving the existing hardware. Chinese manufacturer Huawei, who released some interesting devices last year, announced the MediaPad M2 10.0 during that event, and this tablet is made using the latter approach. It is built for entertainment and media consumption, as it features some enhancements in the audio department and it even integrates a stylus called M-Pen in some of its versions. The design of some Huawei products has been vastly improved, and this tablet is no exception, as it features a slim and stylish metallic body.
The company didn't mention many details regarding the availability of the MediaPad M2 10.0, but it has become available in China very recently. As it turns out, the tablet was spotted with a certification from the FCC, and since every device sold in the U.S. requires this certification, it is implied that the tablet might be launched in this market. Huawei often releases multiple variants of their devices, so the MediaPad M2 10.0 will combine 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage or 3 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, the first one is expected to be priced at $349 with Wi-Fi connectivity only, while the LTE version will cost $50 more, the color of this version is silver. The other version is expected at a price of $419 for the Wi-Fi model and $469 for the one with LTE connectivity, the color of these models is gold and they include the M-Pen.
As the name suggests, this tablet sports a 10-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels. Powering up the tablet is a HiSilicon octa-core Kirin 930 processor and a 6,600 mAh battery keeps it running. There's a 13-megapixel camera on the back and a 5-megapixel one on the front. The speakers are enhanced by Harman Kardon technologies and there's a fingerprint scanner to unlock the device in a more secure fashion. We'll have to wait a little longer to confirm pricing and availability details, meanwhile, you can check the hands-on with the tablet to see if it interests you.