CES 2019 | Family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite launching this month for the U.S. market
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Expanding upon the highly-rated 10.8-inch MediaPad M5 is the new 10.1-inch MediaPad M5 Lite. The updated tablet is a more affordable version but with many of the same features as its pricier variant. Core specifications and differences are detailed in the table below.
|Huawei MediaPad M5 10.8||Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite|
|Processor||HiSilicon Kirin 960||HiSilicon Kirin 659|
|Display||10.8-inch 2560 x 1600||10.1-inch 1920 x 1200|
|RAM||4 GB LPDDR4||3 GB|
|Ports||USB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphones, SD card reader, Docking Port||Micro-USB, 3.5 mm headphones, SD card reader|
|Cameras||13 MP rear w/ auto-focus f/2.2, 8 MP front fixed-focus f/2.2||8 MP rear w/ auto-focus, 8 MP front|
|Battery||7500 mAh||7500 mAh, (<3 hr charge time)|
|Dimensions||7.3 x 258.7 x 171.8||7.7 x 243.4 x 162.2|
|Weight||498 g||475 g|
|MSRP||$430 USD||$300 USD|
The most prominent additions to the M5 Lite are its family friendly features. Huawei says its "Posture detect sensor" can warn users if the tablet is too close to the eyes or if it is oriented at a poor viewing angle. The design and feel of the tablet are otherwise similar to its bigger sibling.
The MediaPad M5 Lite launches this month in the United States for $300 USD. Note that this same tablet is already available in Europe with our full review on the unit here. While there are no plans for a LTE version in North America, Huawei will be bundling the tablet with the m-Pen active stylus as an added extra.