Cropping up on DirectD, the original sets are now available with some added freebies (totalling RM 998) to those who make the buying decision before the devices are officially launched. There’s a chance that the Chinese manufacturer might end up revealing the Huawei G8 later this week during a media-only event, though the MediaPad M2 is a surprise to us all.
The G8 is a handsome glass and metal mid-ranger, and has upped the ante from its predecessor; now featuring a bigger display and battery, a finger print sensor on the back and other decent internals. The 5.5-inch FHD display (1920 x 1080) boasts 2.5D cambered glass, looking like a bezel-less edge. Handling its processing is a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615, mated to 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage.
There’s a 13-megapixel making its way on the back of the device, sliding over to the bottom you’ll see the camera module accompanied by the fingerprint sensor. On the front however, there’s a 5-megapixel shutter. Any cellular needs will be supported through the hybrid dual-SIM 4G LTE slots (you’ll have to sacrifice one if you make use of the microSD slot). Rounding the first device off, is a 3000mAh battery that’ll provide the juice, while EMUI 3.1 is smacked on Android 5.1 Lollipop for its operating system.
Switching over to Huawei’s MediaPad M2, which is the brand’s flagship tablet that carries an 8-inch footprint. Its screen is capable of FHD resoultion (1920 x 1200) while, you’ll find a 64-bit Octa-core 2GHz Kirin 930 processor under the hood. For multitasking, there’s 2GB of on board RAM and in terms of internal storage you’re stuck with 32GB, as the only option but if you need more memory just take advantage of the microSD slot.
You’re photos will be taken by an 8-megapixel camera on the rear and a 2-megapixel sensor on the front. A 4800mAh battery keeps the 310gram slate running and there’s also a 4G LTE slot for cellular connectivity. Audiophiles might not too easily satisfied with the harman/kardon audio technology but regular folk will be pleased enough, surely. Advance audio tuning and Clari-Fi real audio is reproduced by the dual stereo speakers.
If you decide to purchase the first device listed above, you’ll get a RM 50 on-the-spot discount, Huawei G8 Casing and a Bluetooth headset; totalling to RM 349). And if you’re in the market for a new tablet, the MediaPad M2, gets you the same RM 50 discount, and some (expensive) Harmon Kardon Active Noise Cancelling Earphones (worth RM 599). Both devices are going for RM 1,499 (w/ GST) and the former comes in Grey or Silver (G8), as the latter is only available in Gold.
Official shipping of the devices aren’t mentioned but we are told that you’ll get your Huawei G8 from tomorrow onwards, while the MediaPad M2 will be available sometime late November. If there are any updates, we’ll be sure to let everyone know.