Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Spotted Running Android Pie on Geekbench, Stable Update Arriving Soon?

Huawei may begin rolling out the stable Android Pie update for the MediaPad M5 Pro before the end of the current quarter.


Huawei began rolling out the Android 9.0 Pie Open beta for its MediaPad M5 Pro tablet last month. The MediaPad M5 Pro has now been spotted on the Geekbench benchmark database running on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system, suggesting the stable rollout could begin rolling out very soon. Huawei had launched the tablet last year with Android 8.0 Oreo-based EMUI 8.0 out of the box, so the Pie update will actually be the first major OS upgrade for the MediaPad M5 Pro.

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Stable Pie Update Could Begin Rolling Out Soon

The Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro CMR-W19 variant managed to score 1,910 points in the single-core and 6,826 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench. Going by the benchmark scores, the Pie update for the MediaPad M5 Pro appears to have been optimized quite well. In addition to bumping the Android version to 9.0, the upcoming update will also bring EMUI 9.0 to the tablet. EMUI 9.0 brings a more simplified user-interface, nature-inspired sounds, faster app launch times, gesture-based navigation, and more. Needless to say, the update will also include all the standard Android Pie goodies.

Announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona last year, the MediaPad M5 Pro sports a 10.8-inch IPS LCD display with 2560 x 1600 pixels resolution and a 16:10 aspect ratio. Since the MediaPad M5 Pro is targeted at creators, it comes with a Huawei M-Pen stylus and advanced 4096-layer pressure sensitivity. The tablet is powered by a 16nm HiSilicon Kirin 960 octa-core processor, paired with 4GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the MediaPad M5 Pro is available in 64GB and 128GB variants. For further storage expansion, MediaPad M5 Pro includes a microSD card slot as well.

When it comes to connectivity, the MediaPad M5 Pro supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, and a USB 2.0 Type-C port. Some of its other key features include a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, a quad-speaker system tuned by Harman Kardon, and a large 7500mAh non-removable battery. Thanks to fast charging support, the tablet can be fully charged in 2.9 hours.