Huawei launched its new MediaPad M5 tablet the successor to 2017’s MateBook X. The company launched the flagship notebook with some improvements at its annual Mobile World Congress press conference in Barcelona.


Huawei is launching the new MediaPad M5 tablets in two sizes: 8.4 and 10.8 inches that will start at 349 and 399 Euro respectively.  They will come with  2560×1600 displays (for a 359 and 280 PPI rating, respectively), 4GB of RAM and either 32, 64 or 128 GB of storage space and run on Kirin 960 quad-core processors. They sport pretty standard 8MP front cameras and 13MP rear cameras and runs Android 8.0. They also offer an SD card expansion slot with the 256 GB storage capacity.

Huawei is providing the third version, too called the 10.8-inch MediaPad M5 Pro which has added support for Huawei’s M-Pen. Users will have a discrete -graphics options within a 0.57-inch (14.6 mm) form factor but not ultrabook thin.

When talking about the model design, the company has achieved a 91-percent screen-to-body ratio that offers an edge-to-edge display. Huawei changed the place of the webcam to underneath a function key on the keyboard. The pen boasts support for tilting and shading as well as 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.  The MediaPad M5 Pro will provide a desktop view with expanded file management features and support a detachable keyboard.

Huawei unveiled that at these versions will come with “two iconic colors: Space Gray and Mystic Silver.”  Shipping of the MediaPad M5 tablet will begin in March and it will be available in European countries, as well as the U.S.