Huawei unveiled the second generation of its affordable 8" tablet after last year's Huawei M1.
The display is an 8-inch panel with a resolution of 1920 by 1200 pixels at an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a PPI of 275. Under the hood, Huawei has fitted in its in-house Kirin 930 octa-core (4 Cortex A53 cores running at 2GHz and 4 Cortex A53 cores clocked at 1GHz) chipset, one that is paired with 3GB of RAM.
The similarities between the Huawei M2 and the Huawei P8 extend to the storage size options. You can choose between 16GB or 64GB of internal storage size. In the camera department, the M2 comes with an 8MP primary camera and a 5MP secondary shooter.
The Huawei M2 tablet comes with a metallic body, Huawei went all in on the metal, claiming that the body of the M2 is 99.5% metal. The body of the tablet is just 7.8mm thick, and the thin metal bezels lend a compact look to the 8-inch tablet.
Other specs include a 4800mAh battery, optional LTE connectivity, as well as dual 1W speakers and Harman Kardon's Clari-Fi sound technology. On the software side, the Huawei M2 runs EMUI 3.0, Huawei's proprietary implementation of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The most affordable version of the Huawei M2 (Wi-Fi, 16GB) is CNY 1,588 ($256/€232), while the top-specced tablet (LTE, 64GB) goes for CNY 2,288 ($367/€334). The M2 tablets go on sale July 16 (this Thursday).