News by Luke Jones on Tuesday July 14, 2015.
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Huawei has officially raised the curtain on its tablet version of the P8 flagship, the MediaPad M2, a slate that is an interesting blend of premium looks and high end specs. The M2 is certainly a major upgrade over its predecessor, as Huawei said it would be when the Chinese company first revealed the device last month.The MediaPad M2 is a fetching piece of kit, with a thin bezel and metal build you can see Huawei's ambition was to make this the tablet version of the P8 flagship. Under the hood things are very similar to the smartphone too, with the M2 coming with the same 930 octa-core (4 Cortex A53 cores running at 2GHz and 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1GHz) processor from Huawei's own Kirin line. 3GB of RAM is available, while a 1920 x 1200 resolution 8-inch screen adorns the front with 16:10 aspect ratio. Indeed, the CPU, ratio, RAM, and GPU are all the same as the P8, which is certainly not a bad thing. Storage options are also equal, with 16GB or 64GB versions available. The camera set up is different however, with the MediaPad M2 featuring an 8 megapixel rear snapper and a 5 megapixel secondary front facing lens. At just 7.8mm the tablet is svelte, lending further to the compact nature of the M2. Other specs include dual 1 watt speakers, Android 5.0 Lollipop running under Huawei?s own EMUI 3.0, optional LTE, and a 4800 mAh battery. The Huawei MediaPad M2 is going to arrive in China on July 16th, costing a reasonable 1588 Yuan ($255) for the entry level 16GB version. We guess the slate will tour to other regions in Europe and Asia as per other Huawei products, although the price will undoubtedly rise when it lands in the former. As for the United States... we think not.
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