A new Huawei tablet which goes by the name Huawei MediaPad M5 has received Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), via Mobielkopen. The Chinese company launched the Mediapad M3 in October last year. The Bluetooth certification listing reveals that Huawei will be skipping the MediaPad M4 name and will jump straight to M5. This might be due to the fact that the number 4 which is considered unlucky in China.
Sadly, the listing does not reveal anything about the major specifications of the smartphone. The listing only reveals that the phone has received Bluetooth certification with version 4.2. It will sport an 8.4-inch display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels. It shows the Huawei MediaPad M5 two different variants with model numbers SHT-W09 and SHT-AL09.
The Mediapad M5 is expected to be powered by HiSilicon’s octa-core Kirin 960 chipset coupled with 4GB of RAM. It will run on Android Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 operating system. The tablet is expected to feature a fingerprint scanner and Cat. 4 LTE modem. Other features include a 3.5mm audio jack and a USB-C port.
Huawei has not officially confirmed the existence of Mediapad M5, but since the device has got Bluetooth certification, it is expected to official soon. The company may officially announce the MediaPad M5 next month during its CES 2018 event in January.
To recall the specs of the Huawei MediaPad M3, the device has an 8.4-inch display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution. Huawei has fitted its Kirin 950 processor in the tablet that comes with Mali-T880 GPU, 4GB of RAM and an octa-core processor. The tab comes in 32GB and 64GB storage versions and both have expandable storage slot for up-to a 128GB micro SD card.
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The MediaPad M3 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with EMUI 4.1 UI on top of it. There is 5100 mAh battery in the tablet. It has an 8-megapixel rear camera as well as an 8-megapixel front camera. For additional security, the tablet offers a fingerprint sensor, which is integrated into its home button. The MediaPad tablet has a good sound output with dual 1-watt speaker system made by Harman Kardon.