Huawei, like LG, is not expected to launch a flagship smartphone at Mobile World Congress 2018. The Chinese smartphone maker is instead expected to showcase a rebranded version of the Honor 8 Pro and a MediaPad M5 tablet.
Ahead of the planned announcement at MWC 2018, the MediaPad M5 10 Pro tablet has leaked in the form of multiple images. The leak reveals key specifications of one of the three tablets that Huawei is expected to launch at the event. The rumors suggest that Huawei is planning three new tablets that differ in terms of display dimension and two of them are expected to be the 8-inch and 10-inch M5 models.
German website WinFuture.de has posted images of the larger MediaPad M5 model including details of its accessories. The images show the tablet and the folio case that will come bundled with the device. In terms of specifications, the MediaPad M5 10 tablet is expected to feature a 10-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. The device is likely to arrive with 4GB RAM and option for either 32GB or 64GB storage.
Roland Quandt of WinFuture claims that Huawei will launch three tablets and they will be called MediaPad M5, MediaPad M5 10 and MediaPad M5 10 Pro with all three differing mainly in terms of memory capacity. The leak also claims that MediaPad M5 10 Pro is made with a metal body and will feature a fingerprint sensor placed on the edge of the device.
The keyboard folio cover also has a large camera cut-out, indicating an improved camera setup on the tablet. Quandt adds that these new tablets will be priced starting at 329 Euro with the MediaPad M5 10 Pro retailing for around 520 Euro. Huawei’s tablets come at a time when the tablet segment is in a decline and the Apple iPad is becoming the only major tablet for most buyers.
Huawei is reportedly avoiding a clash with the Samsung Galaxy S9 by not launching its P-series flagship at MWC this month. The company has already sent out invites for a March 27 event in Paris where it plans to announce the P20 flagship with a triple-camera setup.