Prolific Twitter tipster Evan Blass, best known by his @evleaks social media handle, strikes again in advance of MWC 2016’s start, although the dirt spilled on Huawei’s upcoming mid-range Android tablet is arguably less glamorous than all those exclusive Samsung Galaxy S7 renders.
The MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro looks an awful lot like the MediaPad M2 10 introduced last month at CES in Las Vegas, minus a Harman Kardon logo and resulting premium sound, as well as physical home button.
The screen bezels appear much thinner this time around, which is always a good thing, and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor replacing the homebrewed Hisilicon Kirin 930 suggests we might be dealing with a truly global device here. Due out in both Wi-Fi-only and LTE-enabled configurations, reportedly, with aging Android 5.1 Lollipop software pre-installed.
Wait, so then what’s up with the “Pro” suffix if the 10-incher doesn’t run Windows 10? Well, it could signal stylus functionality, or just be one of those empty marketing designations meant to turn heads.
Speaking of, the Huawei MediaPad T2 10.0 Pro isn’t exactly a head-turner, but it’s relatively slim, at 8.5mm, sharp, with Full HD display resolution in tow, and powered by a respectable 6,660 mAh battery.
We don’t expect it to cost a fortune either, as it provides 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage space, and microSD expansion support, as opposed to, say, 3 or 4 gigs of memory and 32 or 64GB digital hoarding room. The 8 and 2MP cameras sound great on paper, yet at the end of the day, if the P9 phone and Matebook laptop are headed for Barcelona announcements, this tab may not receive much attention.