Even as the global tablets market continues to shrink, big players in this segment, including the likes of Apple, Samsung, and Huawei continue to manufacture and sell these large screened internet consumption devices. Just days after Samsung released its premium tablet the Galaxy Tab S5e here in India, Chinese smartphone and telecommunications major Huawei has announced the launch of a new tablet called the Huawei Mediapad T5 in the country that is slated to go on sale starting the second week of July 2019. Unlike Samsung’s and Apple’s recent products, though, the Mediapad T5 is a relatively affordable product with prices starting at just INR 14,990.
Let us take a look at the specifications and features of this new product.
Huawei Mediapad T5: Specifications, Features
As you might have guessed by its price-tag, the Huawei Mediapad is an affordable, entry-level machine. It features a large 10.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixels in the 16:10 aspect ratio. The Mediapad T5 finds itself powered by Huawei’s own Kirin 659 SoC and comes in two versions, a base version with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, and a pricier version with 3GB RAM and 32GB storage. Both these versions also get a microSD card slot. The full-sized tablet also boasts of a high-capacity 5,100 mAh battery.
As far as the software is concerned, the tablet runs EMUI 8.0 atop an Android 8 Oreo core. The tablet also boasts of an interesting feature known as the ‘Children’s corner,’ which is an enhanced parental control app that lets users regulate the amount of time their kids use the tablet. It also allows parents to monitor the content that is made available to the children. There is also an eye-comfort mode within this setting that ensures that that the kids’ eyesight isn’t adversely affected by the tablet.
The Huawei Mediapad T5 supports Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 4G LTE, and GPS. The tablet also uses the Micro-USB standard for wired connectivity and data transfer. The Mediapad T5, as evident from the name, is designed to consume media content. It features a dual-speaker setup and supports virtual left and right channel sound output that should offer an immersive audio experience. The tablet also gets a dedicated amplifier, and that along with the high-quality speakers, makes it adept at handling lower frequencies without distortion.
The camera setup on the Huawei Mediapad T5 consists of a single 5-megapixel autofocus f/2.4 primary camera at the rear and a 2-megapixel shooter at the front. The secondary front camera also boasts of f/2.4 aperture and is best suited for video calls.
Huawei Mediapad T5: Pricing, availability
As mentioned earlier in this article, the Huawei Mediapad T5 comes in 2GB/16GB, and 3GB/32GB variants and both these versions will be available starting July 10, 2019. Those of you interested in buying the Mediapad T5, all you need to do is to hit the Notify Me link on Amazon.in and you will be notified as soon as the product is in stock. As for the pricing, the base 2GB/16GB version of the Huawei Mediapad T5 has been priced at INR 14,990 while the higher-end variant will set you back by INR 16,990. Huawei has also announced an introductory launch offer for both the variants as a part of which buyers will get a free flip cover & Huawei Earphone AM 12 – worth INR 2,998.