This weekend Huawei quietly launched the MediaPad M2 in Paris. Being a successor of released last year MediaPad M1, the device is the manufacturer’s flagship tablet for 2015. Labeled with the price tag of something round $390 it comes with a package of powerful specs, including an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 930 SoC and 4G LTE connectivity and design inspired by the company’s flagship smartphone the Huawei P8. Here’s everything you want to know about the slate’s hardware, pricing and availability details.
Huawei MediaPad M2 4G LTE Android Tablet
Starting from the screen panel, the Huawei MediaPad M2 debuted housing an 8-inch display featuring 1200x1920p of resolution. The slate is powered by the 64-bit HiSilicon Kitin 930 chipset combining the octa-core Cortex-A53 clocked at 2GHz.
The tablet’s processing capabilities are supported by 2GB RAM, while storage is delivered by 16GB of internal memory than can be easily expanded up to 32GB via mircoSD cards. On the optics side the MediaPad M2 offers its future users an 8MP back camera with autofocus and LED flash accompanied by a 2MP sensor located on the slate’s front.
Running Android v5.0 Lollipop with the Huawei’s own EMUI 3.0UI the tablet is equipped with support for 3G network (single SIM support), NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and ultra-fast 4G LTE. Sensors are represented by accelerometer, light sensor, proximity sensor and gravity sensor. Additionally, all these features are kept alive by a monstrous removable 4,800 mAh battery that will generate energy sufficient to deliver long hours of work and entertainment.
Measuring only 7.8mm in profile, the MediaPad 2 weights 310 grams and at this point is available exclusively in silver color options. Costing as much as $390 the device will be initially accessible only on the French market; however, Huawei promises to extend its availability to other countries next month.