After taking to Weibo to announce the upcoming Nova 3 and TalkBand B5, Huawei has also made it official that its most recent Mediapad M5 tablet will adorn the game-breaking GPU Turbo technology. The tablet which debuted in April this year will soon be seeded with an update that allows graphics intensive games to run smoother onboard thanks to curated software-hardware optimisations.
Following the release schedule that was revealed by Huawei last month, it’s surprising to see the Chinese company adding the extra layer of smoothness to a tablet. The Mediapad M5 was announced in April in three variants; an 8.4-inch tablet, 10.8-inch tab and the M5 Pro. While all three came with 4GB RAM and were powered by the company’s own Hisilicon Kirin 960 chipset, they differ in terms of storage options, offering 32GB, 64GB and 128GBGB internally.
Huawei’s latest update to the Mediapad M5 lineup will not only improve the gaming capabilities of the tablet but also minimise the power consumed when running hardware intensive tasks. GPU Turbo is currently being rolled out to Huawei’s flagship P20 series and is also being seeded to Honor 10through a beta update. Huawei also unveiled an enhanced Honor 10 GT Edition which boasts of 8GB of RAM and the latest GPU Turbo technology.
At this time, it’s unclear if Huawei will seed the Mediapad M5 with an update to Android 8.1 as the device is already running Android 8.0 Oreo with EMUI 8.0 on top. The M5 will be the first Huawei tablet to be powered by the GPU Turbo as the company plans to improve the graphics performance of the device by 60 percent.