While Huawei announced the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8 today, they also announced a cheaper version of it without pen, simply called Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 which cuts the price over the Pro version with €100, meaning that it will be launched from €399 up to $549.
Other than the missing pen, it is in other respects the same tablet as the Pro version, with the same specifications. Storage options are 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB with optional 4G LTE with all storages.
Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8 has Android 8.0 Oreo, support for keyboard cover, 4GB of RAM, while it’s powered by the octa-core HiSilicion Kirin 960 processor.
The 10.8-inch screen has a 2560 x 1600 resolution display with a 2.5D screen with curved edges. Also has complete dual-band Wi-Fi cover, and a USB C to 3.5mm audio jack converter since it only has a USB C port. The 7500 mAh battery capacity with Quick Charge wil charge the tablet in 2.9 hours and give it a 11 hour battery life
And it has quad speakers from Harman Kardon and Hi-Res audio, and even has 8MP and 13MP front and rear cameras. So both audio and picture quality should be good for a tablet. The color options are champagne gold and space grey, with a thickness of 7.3mm, and a weigh of 498 grams.
Despite not being the Pro version, it still has pogo pin connectors for connecting it to the optional keyboard cover. And it still has the fingerprint reader like the Pro version does.
So it runs Android 8.0, with EMUI 8.0 alongside, and Huawei have also equipped it with what they call a Desktop View which includes a taskbar and shortcuts to files.
– Tom Bowen