Huawei's next high-end MediaPad tablet just leaked

Huawei's next high-end MediaPad tablet just leaked
The MediaPad M5 was announced way back in February of last year, meaning Huawei’s high-end tablet line is in dire need of an update. A successor has been rumored for quite some time and, thanks to one online retailer (via India Shopps), we now know what it’ll look like.

Overall, the new tablet doesn’t differ too much from its predecessor – slim side bezels and a thicker one above can be seen – but Huawei does appear to have reduced the size of the chin slightly. In addition to this, the physical home button has been removed and, in its place, sits the company’s logo. Like last year, Huawei’s next flagship tablet should be available to purchase in two versions. The smaller one is expected to offer an 8.4-inch display paired with a 4,500mAh battery while the larger alternative will default to a big 10.7-inch panel and a 7,500mAh cell. 

Regarding internals, the expectation is that Huawei will replace the Kirin 960 found inside the MediaPad M5 models with the Kirin 970, a chip that powers last year's Huawei P20 Pro. Storage configurations haven’t yet been revealed, but a minimum of 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage is to be expected. It wouldn’t, however, be surprising to see Huawei skip this option entirely in favor of 6/128GB models.

There’s no release date or pricing information at the moment, but the tablets have already been certified in a few markets suggesting a launch could be just around the corner.

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3 Comments

1. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Would be nice if they Finally went with AMOLED screens to compete with Samsung. But will they not launch outside china until they sort out America, so they can have access to Android Apps store.

3. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Oohhh, it'll come with a kirin 980? That looks quite promising, now I wonder if it'll still come with Android in tow or a different OS.

4. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

I won't hold my breath, but would be nice if they brought back the headphone jack

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