Huawei introduces MediaPad M5 at MWC 2018

Mobile World Congress 2018 has kicked off and Chinese tech company Huawei is again making waves with the introduction of a new flagship tablet, the Huawei MediaPad M5. The M5 looks to succeed the M3 and comes with a HiSilicon Kirin 960 chip in 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch formats.

“At Huawei, we’re guided by a vision of an all-connected world, and to achieve that goal, we invest significantly in research and development to understand the ways in which people interact and connect with technology,” said Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei CBG.

The MediaPad M5 succeeds the MediaPad M3, which was launched in late 2016. A key upgrade that the M5 brings is the eight-cluster ARM Mali-G71 MP8 GPU that the Kirin 960 offers, which should bump up gaming performance on the new tablet.

That extra bump in graphics performance will also do well in powering the M5’s 2.5D curved glass screen, a first for tablets as far as we know. Both the 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch tablets sport the exact specifications, with a 2,560 x 1,600 display resolution, so PPI will translate into 359 and 280 respectively.

There is also a PRO version of the M5 10.8-inch that has the same specs, but comes an M-Pen that offers 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make note-taking more realistic, easier and effortless.

The company has also brought out the MateBook X Pro, a 13.9-inch notebook with a 3K touch-enabled display. The MateBook X Pro is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor, a discrete NVIDIA GeForce MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5.

Huawei is expected to roll out these new devices worldwide starting from the beginning of Q2 this year.

The MediaPad M5 starts at EUR349 for the 32GB WIFI model, while the MateBook X Pro starts at EUR1499 for an i5 powered model. All MediaPad M5 models come with 4GB of RAM.

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