Huawei has confirmed its presence at MWC 2018, where they won’t be bringing any phones, but they will be bringing a new Huawei Watch and a MediaPad tablet. Said slate is the often leaked MediaPad M5. Let’s see what the news is.

First of all, the Huawei MediaPad M5 already got certified by the FCC and it was dead sure for a MWC 2018 unveiling. It has been leaked from all angles and it’s expected to come in an 8.4 inch and 10.1 inch version. Huawei’s event will also bring us the Huawei Pay service in European markets. We may also see some launches of midrange phones, maybe from the Honor series.

Both versions of the MediaPad M5 will bring Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8 on top, an USB Type-C port and at least one of them has a 4980 mAh battery. I expected stereo or quad speakers on board, a 13 MP camera, 4 or 6 GB of RAM and I’ve heard there’s a Kirin 960 CPU on board. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels and I’m pretty sure the body is made of metal.

The Home button with fingerprint scanner is not exactly a modern idea, but I’ll take it.

  • Charlie

    They could have a camera flash, dual SIM slots and ear piece as an alternative for people that need tablet phone hybrid. Those additions would be a fraction in the cost of development.

  • Luis

    I hope that USB-C is also OTG and we can have an HDMI output. There are no tablets with HDMI output anymore! I hope my Nvidia Shield lasts for a few years 🙁