Chinese telecoms giant Huawei is getting back into the large form factor tablet game, with the announcement of the MediaPad M2 10 at CES 2016 in Las Vegas. It's a new Android 5.1 Lollipop tablet with optional pen input through Huawei's Active Stylus, which boasts 2048-level pressure sensitivity. And the manufacturer has also partnered with Harman/Kardon to bring high-res audio to the tablet — the audio firm's Clari-Fi tech is designed to compensate for lost audio fidelity.
The front of the MediaPad M2 10 is dominated by its 10-inch, 1020x1080-resolution display, beneath which you've got a fingerprint sensor for biometric security.
Fingerprints, stylus input, high-res audio and a big 1080p display.
Powering the tablet is Huawei's homegrown Kirin 930 octa-core CPU, which is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage in the standard version. Buyers picking up the premium version of the slate will get 3GB and 64GB, as well as a bundled Huawei Active Stylus.
On the software side, it's running EMUI 3.1, which we've seen on plenty of Huawei phones this year. So it'll be interesting to see how this custom UI makes the jump up to a 10-inch form factor.
Aside from these early details, Huawei has confirmed that it'll sell the new MediaPad in the U.S. in Q1 2016, but has nothing to share when it comes to pricing or release dates.
Huawei MediaPad M2 10 hardware specifications
|Display||Size: 10 inches
Type: IPS LCD
Resolution: 1920 x 1200 (Full HD)
|Operating System||Android 5.1 + EMUI 3.1|
|Processor||2GHz Kirin 930; Octa-core|
|Memory||Silver: 16GB ROM / 2 GB RAM
Gold: 64GB ROM / 3 GB RAM + Active Stylus
microSD expandable up to 128GB
|Camera||Rear: 13MP AF Front: 5MP|
|Dimensions||239.8mm x 172.75mm x 7.35mm; 500g|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0 ; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n/ac; Micro USB 2.0|
Accelerometer, Light Sensor, eCompass, Fingerprint, Active Stylus
|Color||Luxurious Gold / Moonlight Silver|