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Huawei made a 10-inch Android tablet with a stylus

Huawei made a 10-inch Android tablet with a stylus


Right, we're not super excited either

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Huawei didn't spend too much time talking about this one at its CES press conference today, but the Chinese smartphone maker revealed a new 10-inch Android tablet called the MediaPad M2, a larger version of the 8-inch M2 it shipped last year.

Details were scant, compared with Huawei's new phone announcements. We know that the MediaPad M2 has a 10.1-inch, "intelligent" display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200. At first glance, it looks strikingly similar to Samsung's Galaxy Note 10-inch tablet. It has a fingerprint sensor built into the power button. It's fairly light, weighing just over a pound.

MediaPad M2

It has four Harman Kardon speakers, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and a five-megapixel front camera. The MediaPad M2 will ship with Android 5.1 — not the latest flavor of Android — and runs on Huawei's own Kirin 930 quad 2.0GHz processor, a less powerful chip than Huawei's newest Kirin 950 processor.

It also works with a new stylus, one that Huawei says has a high level of pressure sensitivity. Because these days, you can't ship a tablet bigger than 8 inches without some sort of stylus!

It's unclear exactly when and where this one will be shipping, but the MediaPad M2 will start at $349 for the 2GB + 16GB Wi-Fi-only variant, and goes up to $469 for a model with 3GB of RAM and LTE. My colleague Vlad Savov put it best in his coverage of Huawei's live event earlier today: the tablet can be as technologically advanced as you like, but it's an Android tablet, and no one should get excited until the software catches up with the hardware.

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