After a bunch of leaks and specs unveiled online, the Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets finally came to life today at MWC 2018. We did get an 8 inch, 10 inch and Pro model as rumored. The Pro even bundles an M-Pen stylus and the exciting novelty is the Harman Kardon set of acoustics.
Huawei MediaPad 5 8 is an 8.4 inch tablet, while the MediaPad M5 10 is a 10.8 inch slate. The MediaPad M5 10 Pro takes everything up to the best config possible, complete with LTE, M-Pen stylus, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage. All the slate share Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top and a 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution. Harman Kardon acoustics are here, as quad speakers included at least on the big unit, but I also expect the small one to get some action.
The M-Pen provides 4096 levels of pressure and plays nicely with photo editing and drawing software. Huawei MediaPad M5 8 packs a Kirin 960 CPU, 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage and its 8.4 inch IPS LCD display has a 2560 x 1600 pixel res. There’s a 13 MP back camera and an 8 MP front shooter, which are shared by the 10 inch model too. Both have metal chassis and Quick Charge.
The smaller unit has a 5100 mAh battery, while the biggie goes with a 7500 mAh unit. All models have WiFi and LTE versions and the 10.8 incher measures 7.3 mm in thickness and weighs 498 grams. An interesting feat for the M-Pen is the fact that it offers special shortcut buttons, for screen capture, deleting images, starting apps and more. There’s also an optional keyboard for the 10 inch tablet.
Huawei MediaPad M5 8 starts at $428, MediaPad M5 10 at $490 and the M5 10 Pro at $613.