13 July 2018
Huawei seems to be working on a budget Android tablet dubbed as MediaPad C5. The new tablet will be sold alongside the recently released 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch MediaPad M5.
The device is said to be coming in two different variants with one being a WiFi only and the other one supporting WiFi and LTE connectivity. This 8-inch tablet, codenamed Monet, may offer 1920*1080 pixel resolution.
Both the variants are said to be powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor and may come with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. It is common for budget tablets to run on a dated software.
As per reports, the tablets bearing model number MON-AL19 and MON-W19 may replace the MediaPad M5 Lite, released last year. The tablets are supposed to come with a 3 or 4 GB RAM and may as well house 64/128 GB of internal storage.
The tablets have reportedly gone through multiple tests hence it can’t be confirmed which country they would be introduced first. Also since none of these is a flagship device, we should not expect Huawei to hold a separate launch event for these two budget tablets. At best we can expect them to be announced at IFA 2018 in Berlin along with some main product.