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