Huawei MediaPad M3 Hands On and Photo Gallery

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Huawei today announced MediaPad M3 tablet at the ongoing IFA 2016 event in Berlin. We are live at the event and got our hands on with the tablet, so let’s take a detailed look at the hardware and specifications.

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The Huawei MediaPad M3 sports a 8.4-inch (2560 x 1600) WQXGA IPS display with 400nits brightness. It is powered by an octa-core Kirin 950 (2.3GHz 4 x A72 + 1.8GHz 4 x A53) 16nm processor with Mali T880-MP4 GPU and comes with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM, 32GB / 64GB storage, expandable memory up to 128GB. The tablet runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Emotion UI 4.1 on top.

It has 8MP front facing camera and LED notification. The Huawei branding is also seen on the top left corner. There is a physical home button below the display on the bezel that comes baked with a fingerprint sensor.

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The power/lock button and volume rockers are present on the right side of the tablet. It has chamfered edges that runs along all the sides and even at the back.

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There are no keys on the left side. The tablet is sleek and feel good to hold in the hand. It measures 215.5 x 124.2 x 7.3mm.

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The bottom houses primary microphone, micro USB port, loudspeaker grill and micro SD card slot.

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A 3.5mm audio jack and loudspeaker grill are present on the top. The speakers are from Harman Kardon and come with SWS 3.0 stereo sound effect.

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At the back, the tablet has Huawei branding at the center while the 8MP camera is present on the glass strip similar to the Nexus 6P or Huawei P9. Antenna band runs across the tablet at the back. Connectivity options of the tablet include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4/5GHz), Bluetooth 4.1, GPS. It comes with a 5100mAh battery.

The Huawei MediaPad M3 comes in Gold and Silver colors and is priced at 349 Euros (US$ 388 / Rs. 26050 approx.) for the 32GB WiFi model. The 32GB and 64GB LTE models are priced at 399 Euros (US$ 444 / Rs. 29,780 approx.) and 449 Euros (US$ 500 / Rs. 33,510 approx.), respectively. It will roll out from September 26th in several European countries, including UK, as well as in parts of Asia and the Middle East.

Sneha contributed to this post.

Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma