There aren’t a ton of high-end Android tablets on the market nowadays, but it looks like Huawei doesn’t care. Today at MWC 2018, the company unveiled its new MediaPad M5 series of high-end tablets that definitely pack some heat. They also all ship with Android Oreo, which is nice to see.
In terms of specs, the MediaPad M5 comes in two sizes: 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch. They both ship with a Quad HD resolution and 2.5D glass, the first time such a material has made it to tablets according to Huawei. Inside, you’ll find a Kirin 960 processor, 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 128GB of internal storage with microSD card expansion, a 13MP rear camera, and an 8MP front shooter. You can also get the tablet with LTE.
A third option, the MediaPad M5 Pro, aims to compete with other contenders in the professional tablet space including Apple, Google, and Microsoft. It includes pogo pins at the bottom to connect a keyboard accessory and activate desktop mode, while an M Pen stylus comes bundled in the box. You also get double the storage space and four stereo speakers. It’s unknown if this tablet can truly contend with the best of what’s on the market today, but I guess we’ll see eventually.
The MediaPad M5 series starts at €349 (around $430) for the 8.4-inch model with Wi-Fi and goes all the way up to €599 (around $740) for the 10.8-inch Pro model with LTE. The tablets should start shipping in spring.