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Rumor | References to a new Huawei tablet surface online, purportedly the MediaPad M4

The UAprof file shows references to a new Huawei tablet. (Source: Mobielkopen)
The UAprof file shows references to a new Huawei tablet. (Source: Mobielkopen)
Some references to what could be the successor to the MediaPad M3 have surfaced online via an UAprof.xml file. The references point to a similar display resolution as the M3 and the OS version to be Android 8 Oreo.

References to what could likely be Huawei MediaPad M4 have been found in an UAprof file. The UAprof.xml (User Agent Profile) seems to indicate the model number, multimedia capabilities, and the resolution of the device. The file points to a model number 'SHT-AL09' that has a resolution of 2560 x 1600 and runs on Android 8 Oreo. There is also another UAprof.xml file that points to a model number 'CMR-AL09' with the same display resolution and OS version suggesting that there could be two variants of this device.

UAPs are useful in enabling websites to render correctly for the target resolution of the device. Apart from this reference to the resolution and the OS version, not much is known about the M4 at the moment. The UAprof.xml file from the unnamed Huawei tablet did not contain any references to the chipset used or other hardware details. We suspect that the MediaPad M4 could launch with the HiSilicon Kirin 970 SoC as its predecessor, the M3, launched with the Kirin 950.

A few months ago, Huawei launched the M3 Lite and T3 in 8 and 10-inch versions. The M3 Lite was a step-down from the M3 tablet that offered a 2560 x 1600 screen, Kirin 950 SoC, and 4 GB RAM and came with the EMUI 5.1 layer on top of Android 7 Nougat. Pricing information for the new model is scant but we can expect prices to be similar to the M3, which currently retails for Euro 349 for the WiFi+LTE model. 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2017-12-12 (Update: 2017-12-12)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.