Huawei’s MediaPad M3 and Two Budget KitKat-Running Tablets Are Now Available in the US

Huawei today launched their new tablet called the MediaPad M3 in the US on Amazon. The price is set to $299 and features some pretty promising specs. Here’s a list of them.

  • 8.4-inch 2560×1600 display
  • Octa-core Hisilicon Kirin 950 processor w/ Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 32/64GB storage (expandable via microSD card)
  • 8MP front/rear cameras
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow w/ EMUI 4.1
  • 5100mAh battery
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • microUSB port for charging and data transfer

With the holidays fast approaching, this tablet looks to be a nice gift for the techies in your life. However, I can’t say the same about two other tablets from Huawei also launching today…

They’re called the T1 7.0 and T1 10.0. They sport 7-inch and 10-inch displays respectively, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, and batteries that supposedly last a full day. The worst part? They run Android KitKat, a 3-year-old operating system that existed before Material Design did. Why Huawei chose such an old OS for two 2016 tablets is beyond me, and I can’t help but think they could’ve at least loaded them with Android Lollipop.

Regarding the T1’s prices, the 7-inch variant will sell for $99 (appropriately), while the 10-inch model will cost $159. Both these devices will be available from Amazon alongside their big brother, the MediaPad M3. In addition, Huawei’s M2 tablet that launched in other parts of the world earlier this year will make its way to the US via Amazon in December alongside the MateBook. Stay tuned for more on this.