Huawei MediaPad M6 Series Launched with Kirin 980 CPU

Huawei MediaPad M6

Chinese tech giant Huawei just announced their newest additions to their tablet lineup, the devices are called Huawei MediaPad M6 and they’re available in two sizes: 10.8-inch and 8.4-inch.

The main selling point of the new tablets is the powerful Huawei HiSilicon Kirin 980 CPU, which is a big upgrade over the MediaPad M5 that instead equipped a less appealing Kirin 960 processor. The Kirin 980 is also the world’s first mobile phone chip based on 7nm process technology, implementing Cortex A76 cores and the Mali-G76 GPU.

Huawei MediaPad M6 Series Launched with Kirin 980 CPU

Huawei MediaPad M6

The tablets also feature 2K screens with a resolution of 2560 x 1600px, an 8MP front facing camera and a 13MP rear shooter. They are both available with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage (expandable via memory card), plus it’s possible to choose whether to get the WiFi only version or the 4G + WiFi variant.

Huawei MediaPad M6

The Huawei MediaPad M6 series now features a two-channel & two-speaker audio system, which has a improved trebles and deeper bass. This audio system has been created in cooperation with Harman Kardon.

Huawei MediaPad M6

The two tablets do of course differ in battery size, 6100mAh for the 8.4-inch device and 7500mAh for the 10.8-inch one. The bigger option also gets a fingerprint scanner and support for an external keyboard by using the pogo pins on the back.

Other specs:

  • 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2,4/5GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS;
  • Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9.1.1;
  • Dimensions:
    • 8,4″: 206,4 x 125,22 x 7.4 mm, 320g;
    • 10,8″: 257 x 170 x 7,2 mm, 498g.

Huawei MediaPad M6

Variants and pricing:

  • MediaPad M6 8,4″ 4-64 GB Wi-Fi — 1999 yuan (257 euro)
  • MediaPad M6 8,4″ 4-128 GB Wi-Fi — 2399 yuan (308 euro
  • MediaPad M6 8,4″ 4-64 GB 4G + Wi-Fi — 2399 yuan (308 euro)
  • MediaPad M6 8,4″ 4-128 GB 4G + Wi-Fi — 2699 yuan (347 euro)
  • MediaPad M6 10,8″ 4-64 GB Wi-Fi — 2299 yuan (296 euro)
  • MediaPad M6 10,8″ 4-128 GB Wi-Fi — 2699 yuan (347 euro)
  • MediaPad M6 10,8″ 4-64 GB 4G + Wi-Fi — 2699 yuan (347 euro)
  • MediaPad M6 10,8″ 4-128 GB 4G + Wi-Fi — 3499 yuan (450 euro)

Huawei MediaPad M6

What do you guys think of Huawei’s new tablet lineup? Do you fancy any of the options above? let us know in the comments sections below!

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4 Comments

  1. M6 10.8″ Seems to be very interesting. External keyboard option is good thing. Price, is attractive.

  2. What are the risks of Google not allowing android support for this device?

  3. Funnily enough, I returned my recently purchased Samsung Tab S5e in favour of hanging on to my much more dynamic old Mediapad M5 10.8 Pro LTE. I love its quad speakers and stylus. I also got it cheap, which helped. The screen and battery life are fantastic too. I can’t see any reason to go for the new Mediapad M6, but at least Huawei are alive and productive despite Trump’s daft efforts. Killing off good tech is akin to burning good books.

  4. I own the M5 10.8 and its GREAT. So i would like to have the M6 10.8 without a doubt. The M5 has the best sound i ever heard on a mobile device. And its very snappie

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