Huawei has a new device. The MediaPad M2. Yet to be officially announced, at least via the channels we’ve come to expect, the 8 inch tablet was revealed by French publication Les Numeriques after it showed up in Paris and is set to be available as soon as June at a yet to be confirmed price in the region of $390 in Asia, Europe and Latin America while Frenchmen will have it this month.
Borrowing from Huawei’s recent well-crafted devices that have ranged from smartwatches to smartphones to older tablets, the MediaPad M2 will also have some decent specifications to match. It has an 8 inch 1920 x 1200 pixel display and is just 7.8 mm thick. It packs Huawei’s own octa-core HiSilicon Kirin 930 chip clocked at 2 GHz, has 2 GB RAM, comes with either 16 or 32 GB onboard storage and has an 8 MP main camera (with LED flash) with a 2 MP module for your selfies. There’s a 4,800 mAh battery. It runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop with Huawei’s Emotion UI version 3 on top and boasts of LTE Cat 4, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0 as far as connectivity and networking is concerned.
I’m not so sure why this tablet exists since we already have the MediaPad X2 Huawei unveiled at MWC early in the year with almost similar specifications.