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LOOK: 2 new Huawei MediaPad tablets enter Philippine market

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LOOK: 2 new Huawei MediaPad tablets enter Philippine market

/ 07:20 PM May 17, 2017
Huawei MediaPad M3 Image: Huawei

Huawei MediaPad M3 Image: Huawei

With 6-inch phablets becoming more available in the market, tablet devices have taken a back seat in the priority list for manufacturers.

Despite the trend, Huawei recently launched two new tablet devices, the MediPad M3 and T2.

The MediaPad M3 is the top-of-the-line model and is an 8.4-inch device that’s only 7.3mm thick. It also comes with an Intelligent Ultra 2K display. Thanks to this, items on screen appear crisp and the colors are vibrant.

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Image: Alfred Bayle

Apart from gaming, the M3 would also make an excellent multimedia device. Image: Alfred Bayle

Image: Alfred Bayle

It’s thin and quite light. Image: Alfred Bayle

Given the M3’s size, it would be a shoe-in as a mobile gaming device. It also helps that under the hood is Huawei’s Kirin 950 processor, clocked at 2.3GHz and partnered with 4GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The tablet’s role as a gaming device is accentuated further by a generous 5100mAh lithium polymer battery. Specifications indicate six hours of 3D gaming, but that remains to be seen in actual use.

The mini-USB port and SIM slot can be found on the bottom part of the M3. It supports a hybrid tray where users can opt to have two SIM cards or a combination of one microSD and one nano SIM.

Image: Alfred Bayle

Image: Alfred Bayle

On the opposite end of the spectrum is the smaller and more humble 7-inch MediaPad T2. Less beefier than the M3, the T2 is equipped with a 1.5GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor and 1GB of RAM.

While the T2 may not be as capable as the M3, it can still fill the role of a mobile multimedia device, thanks to its 4100mAh battery.

Image: Alfred Bayle

“Mobile Legends” runs a bit slow on the T2 but 720p videos should be fine. Image: Alfred Bayle

Image: Alfred Bayle

Here is the T2 (right) side by side with a 6.4-inch Lenovo Phab2. Image: Alfred Bayle

The Huawei MediaPad M3 is priced at P18,990 while the MediaPad comes in at P7,490. 

People who still prefer a tablet over a phablet now have two more options to choose from. The M3 is a powerful device that’s geared for entertainment and gaming, while the T2 offers mobile multimedia entertainment at a friendlier price. JB

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TAGS: Huawei, Kirin 950, Kirin processor, MediaPad M3, MediaPad T2, Tablet
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