CES 2016: Huawei MediaPad M2 10 Android tablet with Full HD display announced

Huawei has unveiled specs for a brand new Android tablet at CES 2016. The tablet looks sleek and awesome and not at all dissimilar to a Samsung or Apple tablet.

The aluminum body with sandblasted finish looks and feels elegant and expensive. The case also has space for four Harman/Kardon speakers on the front of the device for maximum audio clarity. It supports SWS 2.0 virtual surround sound as well.

Not truly a 10-inch tablet, the M2 measures in at 10.1 inches with its LCD IPS display running at a resolution of 1920 x 1080 full HD. The device is powered by the Kirin 930 octa-core processor and houses 2 or 3GB of RAM and either 16 or 64GB of storage depending on the edition purchased. Storage is expandable via the included microSD slot up to 128GB total. Powering all of this is a 6660 mAh battery.

There is also a 13 MP camera on the rear of the device and a 5 MP front camera, perfect for Skype or other video chatting purposes in HD. It falls on the higher end of tablet cameras available.

It will be available in Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled versions, costing $350 and $400 respectively for the silver edition (with the lower RAM and storage totals). The gold edition is priced at $420 and $470 for the Wi-Fi and LTE models, respectively.

Similar to Samsung’s offerings, this Chinese comparable model will come with a proprietary stylus called the M-Pen for taking notes, drawing, or whatever you’d like. It is notable, however, that the silver editions will not include the M-Pen at purchase.

The tablet will likely be available in the US in the first quarter of this year.