Huawei is most probably not unveiling the P20 and P20 Plus smartphones at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Instead, the Chinese networking giant is expected to announce its high-end tablet range at the event. Rumor mills suggest that the Chinese OEM will be launching three tablets belonging to the Huawei MediaPad M5 series on February 25th.
Out of these three, the MediaPad M5 seems to have been leaked in all its glory. A reputed Twitter leakster Roland Quandt has released the press images of the MediaPad online. According to the tipster, the tablet will be called the Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro. It is expected to sit at the top of the MediaPad lineup, which will also consist of 8-inch and 10-inch model.
Huawei MediaPad M5 Variants
The Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro is the successor of the original MediaPad M3. It was, then, one of Huawei’s most popular tablets and was available for sale in of its retail markets. A report by WinFuture.de reveals that the Huawei MediaPad M5 will be launched in three variants – two 10-inch displays and one 8-inch display variants. Out of these ones, the 10-inch model will be dubbed as the MediaPad M5 10 Pro and it will come with an M-Pen Stylus as an add-on. Additionally, the Pro variant will come with LTE support.
Huawei MediaPad M5 8 "Schubert" (SHT-xxx), 4/32GB ~329 Euro (~380 w/ LTE)
Huawei MediaPad M5 10 "Cameron" (CMR-xxx), 4/32GB, ~379 Euro (~420 w/ LTE)
Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro "Cameron Pro", 4/64GB, supports M-Pen stylus and comes only with LTE, ~520 Euro
grey color only (?)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 13, 2018
Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro Specifications
The leaked press images of the MediaPad M5 10 Pro hint towards the presence of a humongous display. The tipster reveals that the tablet will feature none other than a 10-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,600p) IPS LCD display. Apart from that, the top end MediaPad is reported to rock 4GB RAM and either 32GB or 64GB internal storage. It will also feature a fingerprint sensor located to the side of the tablet just beneath the home button.
Huawei will be selling a dockable Folio keyboard cover along with the tablet, the images of which have already leaked online. Incidentally, the keyboard cover has a large cut out on the rear suggesting the presence of a large camera lens on the rear of the tablet. Possibly, the rear camera may be one of the highlighting features of the MediaPad.
This is the Huawei MediaPad M5 10 (Pro). Metal body, 4/32/64GB, 2560×1600 res, camera seems to be pretty important considering the massive cut-out in the cover. Home button/FP reader moved to the side. More pics (w/ official Keyboard Folio Cover here: https://t.co/d2G7VwUr1u pic.twitter.com/iDu3qg3VNo
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 21, 2018
Huawei is yet to officially confirm news regarding any on the MediaPads, but the company has already confirmed its presence at the MWC 2018. It is expected to bring a number of products along with it, and that may include the Huawei Watch 2 successor and a Huawei branded Bluetooth speaker.