Huawei announces the 10-inch MediaPad M2 tablet with active stylus support


Chinese communications powerhouse Huawei came to CES 2016 with a full-blown tablet, the MediaPad M2 10. From the name, you might have figured out that the slate has a 10-inch screen with an IPS LCD panel and 1920 x 1200 resolution. The jumbo-sized tab also supports stylus input and is powered by the Kirin 930 octa-core chip that's also found in last year's Huawei P8 flagship smartphone. The tablet's Silver version features 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage memory, while the Gold one has 3GB of RAM and 64GB of storage memory. Storage on both is expandable via microSD card.

This spec sheet provides adequate, although not premium-tier performance, so gamers looking for a tablet are still better off with an iPad or Nexus 9. But still, the MediaPad 10 seems like a capable tablet worthy of leading Huawei's tab line-up. There are a 13MP camera with auto-focus and a 5MP front cam, while connectivity options include Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and microUSB 2.0. There's also fingerprint security and support for the aforementioned active stylus, which is called M-Pen. The battery capacity is 6660mAh.

Price and release date

Those eager to try out the Huawei MediaPad M2 10 will be able to do so sometime in the first quarter of 2016. The tablet will be sold in the United States, as well as all other countries reached by Huawei's market presence. The prices are as follows:

  • $349 for 2GB + 16GB, WiFi model
  • $399 for 2GB +16GB, LTE
  • $419 for 3GB + 64GB, WiFi (M-Pen)
  • $469 for 3GB + 64GB, LTE (M-Pen)

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