Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets official with high-res screens, Android 8.0 Oreo
We don't see a ton of new Android tablets come to market anymore, but Huawei is working to change that by launching three new models.
The Huawei MediaPad M5 8, M5 10, and M5 10 Pro were announced today at MWC. Each model comes equipped with a Kirin 960 series processor, Android 8.0 Oreo, and high-res 2560x1600 displays.
Here's how each model breaks down:
MediaPad M5 8
The smallest tablet of the trio has an 8.4-inch 2560x1600 display, 8MP camera above that display, and a fingerprint reader below it. There's a 13MP camera on the back of the device as well as a Kirin 960 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, and a 5,100mAh battery.
Other features include dual stereo speakers, optional LTE connectivity, and Android 8.0 Oreo running below Huawei's custom EMUI 8.0 user interface.
MediaPad M5 10
The next tablet in this lineup is packing a 10.8-inch 2560x1600 display, Kirin 960 processor, 13MP rear and 8MP front cameras, 4GB of RAM, 32/64GB of storage, and optional LTE connectivity, just like the 8.4-inch model. It's also got Android 8.0 Oreo and EMUI 8.0.
What makes this model special is that it's got four speakers and a beefier 7,500mAh battery.
MediaPad M5 10 Pro
This model is largely similar to the MediaPad M5 10, save for two features: It's only available with 64GB of built-in storage, and it comes with a stylus. The Huawei M-Pen has 4096-layer sensitivity, the company touts, and offers tilt and shade effects in certain apps as well as buttons on the pen that let you perform shortcuts like taking screenshots and launching apps.
Huawei says that its trio of MediaPad M5 tablets will be available in China, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East in the spring of 2018. Below you can see how the pricing for each model will look.