Huawei’s MediaPad M5 tablets are now available in the US, shipping from Amazon and Newegg

Earlier this year Huawei announced their MediaPad M5 tablets in a slew of flavors and variations, including a powerful Pro option with stylus support. They looked like pretty great tablets (and we’ve liked some of Huawei’s tablets before) but they weren’t available in the US.

Which brings us to this bit of news, which will be great for potential US buyers: the MediaPad M5 is now available in the US market, and Amazon and Newegg already have them in stock.

 MediaPad M5 8.4MediaPad M5 10.8MediaPad M5 Pro
AnnouncedFebruary 25,2018February 25,2018February 25,2018
Released
Display8.4-inch IPS display, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 359ppi10.8-inch IPS display, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 280ppi10.8-inch IPS display, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 280ppi
CPUHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-coreHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-coreHuawei HiSilicon Kirin 960 Octa-core
Memory4GB4GB4GB
Storage32GB/64GB/128GB with MicroSD card support up to 256GB32GB/6 with MicroSD card support up to 256GB4GB/128GB64GB/128GB with MicroSD card support up to 256GB
Rear Camera13MP rear camera with AutoFocus, 13MP rear camera with AutoFocus, 13MP rear camera with AutoFocus,
Front Camera8MP with AutoFocus8MP with AutoFocus8MP with AutoFocus
Wireless ConnectivityLTE(Depending on model)
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac;
2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz**
Bluetooth: 4.2
LTE (Depending on model)
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac;
2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz**
Bluetooth: 4.2
LTE (Depending on model)
Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac;
2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz**
Bluetooth: 4.2
SensorsAmbient light sensor,
gyroscope, accelerometer,
compass, Hall effect sensor,
fingerprint sensor
Ambient light sensor,
gyroscope, accelerometer,
compass, Hall effect sensor,
fingerprint sensor
Ambient light sensor,
gyroscope, accelerometer,
compass, Hall effect sensor,
fingerprint sensor
AudioBuilt-in microphone, dual
speakers, HUAWEI Histen
stereo sound effect
Built-in microphone, dual
speakers, HUAWEI Histen
stereo sound effect
Built-in microphone, dual
speakers, HUAWEI Histen
stereo sound effect
Dimensions212.6mm x 124.8mm x 7.3mm 258.7mm x 171.8mm x 7.3mm 258.7mm x 171.8mm x 7.3mm
Weight316g498g498g
ColorsSpace Gray, and Champagne
Gold
Space Gray, and Champagne
Gold
Space Gray, and Champagne
Gold
Operating SystemAndroidTM 8.0 + EMUI 8.0AndroidTM 8.0 + EMUI 8.0AndroidTM 8.0 + EMUI 8.0

You’ll be able to purchase the 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch version of the MediaPad M5 in Space Gray for $319 and $359, respectively, while the 10.8-inch MediaPad M5 Pro is available in Champagne Gold for $449. Considering these are specced as iPad competitors, they’re in pretty good price points.

These are all the 64GB models with no LTE, and as of right now there’s no word on if you’ll be able to buy the bigger or smaller storage capacities in the US. Your color options are also a bit limited, and cellular connectivity is a no go right now.

But if those aren’t deal breakers, this looks like a very solid tablet to have, especially if you just can’t do Apple’s ecosystem.

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About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.