The status of Android tablets in Australia is relatively poor, but there could be some new hardware from Huawei about to launch which could make for some excitement if they arrive here.
The new MediaPad M5 series, which we’ve previously seen skating through the US Federal Communications Commission, will have some decent specs, at a decent price if the specs become a reality. Roland Quandt of WinFuture.de has shared the details of the tablets in a tweet which gives us information about an 8″ tablet, and two 10″ tablets that include the M-Pen Stylus support.
Huawei MediaPad M5 8 "Schubert" (SHT-xxx), 4/32GB ~329 Euro (~380 w/ LTE)
Huawei MediaPad M5 10 "Cameron" (CMR-xxx), 4/32GB, ~379 Euro (~420 w/ LTE)
Huawei MediaPad M5 10 Pro "Cameron Pro", 4/64GB, supports M-Pen stylus and comes only with LTE, ~520 Euro
grey color only (?)
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) February 13, 2018
With 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage – with presumably microSD card storage – and 64GB of storage on the pro model, the tablets sound like they’ll offer some decent options for those still interested in tablets. The M-Pen support for the pro model should be interesting, with stylus support a handy inclusion for some users on tablets – and phones.
The Wacom designed M-Pen was first introduced around the M2 series offering 2048 points of pressure. Whether the M5 series would look to update this pen is something we will have to wait for an official announcement on.
With no P20 reveal scheduled for Mobile World Congress it’s conceivable we may get some new tablets at the upcoming MWC press conference on the 26th of February – so the word is stay tuned.