Huawei is unveiling a new Android tablet called Huawei MediaPad M2 in Paris, France these days, where this 8-inch tablet will be sold from 279 Euros.
Huawei MediaPad M2 is the successor to the Huawei MediaPad M1 that is 15 months old already, which is old in the world of tablet computers.
As a successor tablet, it is built on the old tablet, but it also seems to have improved a lot so that it is almost a totally new tablet.
According to Les Numeriques the 8-inch screen is a Full HD 1920 x 1200 resolution IPS display, and while I haven’t seen it myself yet, I imagine it is much better than the first model, which had a poor display. As for performance, it’s powered by a 2.0 GHz octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 930 (Cortex A53) processor, has 2GB of RAM, and 16GB/32GB storage.
Connectivity comes from a/b/g/n/ac 802.11 Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC, while it also has a 2MP front camera, and a 8MP rear camera, a 4800 mAh battery, and Android 5.0 with Huawei EMUI user interface on top of that.
It’s slimmer than the predecessor too, at 7.8mm in thickness, with a weight of 310 grams.
The 279 Euros is the price for the Wi-Fi model, while a 4G LTE model will cost 349 Euros. For the time being it doesn’t look like this tablet will be launched in North America though.
– Jim Miller