Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 Announced

Huawei announced the Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 at MWC in Spain today too, alongside the announcement of the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro 10.8. So after quite a few leaks between December last year and today, we now have the official info to dig into.

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 is the successor to the Huawei MediaPad M3 8.4, and some things have been improved upon in what was already a good Android tablet.

The screen has a very high resolution for a small tablet, with a 2560 x 1600 display resolution and a new ClariVu 5.0 display with curved 2.5D glass. It's powered by an octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, with 4GB of RAM, as well as options of 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB of storage, and optional 4G LTE. In Euro, the price starts at €349, going up to €499.

Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Huwei's feature rich EMUI 8.0 in addition. The battery inside is rated at 5100 mAh, giving the tablet a 11 hour life, and also a 1.9 hour charge time on the other end from the Quick Charge.

The Wi-Fi antennas are laid out just like on a smartphone, so the range should be good. Wi-Fi cover is otherwise complete with full dual-band Wi-Fi cover. It has stereo speakers with Smart-PA amps that enchance the bass a little for a tablet, certified by Harman Kardon.

The cameras also have high resolutions for tablet cameras, with a 8MP front camera, and 13MP rear camera. It only has a USB Type-C port, with a USB C to 3.5mm audio cable included.

Color options are between champagne gold and space grey, while the weight is 316 grams with a thickness of 7.3mm.

It has very thin bezels too, though I'm not so sure how people will feel about the silver Huawei logo on top of the tablet. Launch of MediaPad M5 8.4 is expected during spring in Western markets.

– Tom Bowen