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Huawei officially unveils the Mediapad M2 tablet

The device is only 7.8 mm thin and its body is made 99.5% out of metal.

At a conference in Beijing, Huawei released its new M2 tablet today. Featuring an 8-inch, 1920x1200 resolution display, the device is made 99.5% out of metal with slim, 7.8 mm body.

Under the hood, there’s Huawei’s own Kirin 930 processor which is an octa-core SoC with four A53 cores running at 2 GHz and another four A53e cores clocked at 1 GHz, accompanied with 3 GB of RAM. There are two storage size options to choose from: 16 GB and 64 GB, expandable via micro-SD card slot.

As far as photo funtions are concerned, the Huawei M2 comes with an 8 MP rear and 5 MP front cameras. The Chinese manufacturer also outfitted the tablet with dual 1 W speakers supported by Harman Cardon Clari-Fi technology for good sound quality.

Huawei M2 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with EMUI 3.0 user interface on top. The battery capacity is 4800 mAh.

The device will initially be available in China, Western Europe and the South Pacific, with other countries and regions such as Russia, North and Eastern Europe and Japan to follow, starting July 16th. The Wi-Fi only version has been priced at 1588 Yuan (ca. $256) for the 16 GB variant and 1888 Yuan (ca. $305) for the 64 GB one. If you want the LTE version, you will have to pay 1888 Yuan for 16 GB and 2288 Yuan (ca. $369) for 64 GB variant.


Press release

[Shenzhen, China, June 15, 2015] Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today launched its new MediaPad M2, a stunning full metallic 8-inch 4G LTE-enabled tablet. Featuring the Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core processor, a 4,800 mAh battery, and ultra-fast 4G LTE Cat4 connectivity, the MediaPad M2 is designed to create an immersive audio-visual (AV) entertainment experience for music and entertainment lovers. 

A Stunning Design and Entertainment Lover’s Dream

Inspired by the themes of classical music, the new Huawei MediaPad M2 is at once stunning and mesmerizing with its sleek metallic texture, and two-section back cover patterned after a brass musical instrument. In total, the tablet is comprised of 99.5% metal, with non-metallic breadth accounting for only 1.2 mm.

Alongside its sleek, elegant look, the MediaPad M2 has been developed with the entertainment lover in mind. The tablet is powered by a robust 4,800 mAh battery supporting up to 13 hours of video play, and 650 hours of standby time in 4G mode. The tablet’s Kirin 930 64-bit octa-core processor also enables it to intelligently switch between different application usages to provide longer standby time for users. With its two-section design promoting peak signal strength, the MediaPad M2’s Wi-Fi function supports two frequency bands, including 2.4GHz and 5GHz, delivering download speeds of up to 443M for smooth downloading and streaming of music and videos.

Innovation in Mobile AV Technology

Intended to deliver the most superb AV experience on mobile, the MediaPad M2 comes equipped with both hardware and software advancements to deliver best-in-class sound quality. For instance, by housing its dual stereo speakers in a larger audio cavity, the MediaPad M2 features enhanced volume levels and deeper sound quality. Additionally, Huawei has teamed up with world famous audio maker Harman/Kardon to implement the Clari-Fi algorithm in the MediaPad 2 to ensure true quality, high fidelity compressed music and movie sound. The tablet also utilizes the next generation HIFI Codec Hi6402 to ensure a superb signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 114dB, and is equipped with a dual smart Power Amplifier (PA) chip and high-performance built-in DSP algorithm for richer volume and bass sound quality. Finally, the MediaPad M2’s Super Wide Sound 2.0 (SWS 2.0) technology offers a 180-degree surround sound effect, making the tablet a home theatre on-the-go.

To match its superb audio experience, the MediaPad M2 also delivers an immersive visual experience with its 8-inch, 1900x1200 IPS touchscreen display featuring 283 PPI. Also, with Huawei’s proprietary ClariVuTM display enhancement technology, the MediaPad M2 intelligently switches between sun view, color enhancement, and eye protection mode according to the environment enhancing both visual quality and protecting the eyes. The MediaPad 2’s ACM color module also provides excellent color enhancement for visual quality more vivid and closer to the natural color.

Availability and Accessories

Huawei MediaPad M2 will first be available in China, Western Europe and the South Pacific, with other countries and regions such as Russia, North and Eastern Europe and Japan to follow.

The MediaPad M2 will come with a magnetic smart cover which can also serve as a stand for convenient viewing. The leather cover features smart functionality that awakens the MediaPad 2 when the leather cover is opened, and turns the tablet to sleep mode when the cover is closed. The leather cover will be available in either amber gold or pearl white.

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Arkadiusz Piasek, 2015-07-14 (Update: 2024-05-28)