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Huawei MediaPad M5, M5 Pro throw a curve at the tablet market

The 8.4- and 10.8-inch tablets are made for watching video on their curved screens.

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Huawei's MediaPad M5 and M5 Pro, which debuted at MWC 2018, now have price and shipping details: They're now available via Amazon and Newegg. In space gray, the 8.4-inch is $320 (£269) and the 10.8-inch Pro is $360 (£329), while the 10.8-inch Pro in champagne gold is $450 (£480). Only the 8.4-inch has hit Australia so far, at AU$646.

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The 8.4-inch M5 makes for a nice, all-purpose Android tablet. 

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There are cameras on front and back.

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The company's ClariVu technology improves picture quality by intelligently adjusting contrast. 

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The Home button is also a fingerprint sensor. 

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Volume controls for the M5's stereo speakers are on the side. 

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The front camera is 8 megapixels with an f2.2 aperture. 

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The curved-edge 2.5D glass makes it more comfortable to hold. 

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It's thin. 

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Harman Kardon tuned the speakers. 

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The 10.8-inch model, known as the MediaPad M5 Pro, has four speakers and comes with a stylus. 

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There's also a pogo-pin connector for a keyboard cover. 

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It takes only 1.9 hours to full charge the M5. 

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That's a USB-C port. 

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The Huawei M Pen stylus has 4,096-level pressure sensitivity and lasts 50 days on a full charge. It charges via USB-C.

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The M5 Pro is designed to be used in landscape while the M5 is great for both. 

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The 82 percent screen-to-body ratio gives you a wider view in a smaller size. 

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