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CES 2019 | Family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite launching this month for the U.S. market

Family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite coming soon with the Kirin 659 SoC (Source: Huawei)
Family-friendly Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite coming soon with the Kirin 659 SoC (Source: Huawei)
The tablet will have a suite of "Kid's Corner" applications designed to enhance eye safety and control usage time. Harman Kardon quad speakers, EMUI 8.0 with Oreo, 32 GB of storage, MicroSD slot, and WACOM-compatible touchscreen round up the list of features.

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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 10.8Huawei MediaPad M5 Lite
ProcessorHiSilicon Kirin 960HiSilicon Kirin 659
Display10.8-inch 2560 x 160010.1-inch 1920 x 1200
RAM4 GB LPDDR43 GB
PortsUSB Type-C, 3.5 mm headphones, SD card reader, Docking PortMicro-USB, 3.5 mm headphones, SD card reader
Cameras13 MP rear w/ auto-focus f/2.2, 8 MP front fixed-focus f/2.28 MP rear w/ auto-focus, 8 MP front
Battery7500 mAh7500 mAh, (<3 hr charge time)
Dimensions7.3 x 258.7 x 171.87.7 x 243.4 x 162.2
Weight498 g475 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.

(Source: Huawei)
(Source: Huawei)

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Allen Ngo, 2019-01- 7 (Update: 2019-01- 3)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.