Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 With Kirin 960 CPU, Android 8,0, And EMUI 8.0 Leaks After Certification

It's only been 4 days since the first leaks appeared on what was first thought to be the Huawei MediaPad M4, a tablet that would succeed the Huawei MediaPad M3. But after the first official Bluetooth certification filings have come online for the Huawei tablet model numbers SHT-W09 and SHT-AL09 today, it looks like the Huawei MediaPad M5 will instead replace the Huawei MediaPad M3.

(UPDATED: Huawei MediaPad M5 8.4 announced)

A potential Huawei MediaPad M4 model series might be reserved for a different line then, though this is just speculation on my part. Another possibility is that whoever at Huawei submitted the Bluetooth application managed to let a misspelling slip through. We'll see.

Officially though, Huawei MediaPad M5 is described in the papers filed as a 8.4-inch tablet carrying the model numbers SHT-W09 and SHT-AL09 for the Wi-Fi and cellular versions, and it's also officially leaked with running a Huawei Kirin 960 processor, the same CPU used in the pretty popular Huawei Mate 9.

Huawei MediaPad M5
Huawei MediaPad M5

Other official specs from the same papers includes Bluetooth 4.2, dual-band Wi-Fi with ac support, and Android 8.0 Oreo + EMUI 8.0.0.

From the first leaks 4 days ago, the Huawei MediaPad M5 was also shown to feature the same 2560 x 1600 display resolution as the predecessor, so the new MediaPad M5 looks like a tablet to look forward to in 2018.

– Tom Bowen