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If you’ve been trying to get your hands on an 8-inch Android-powered tablet over the past few months, you probably already know that your options are a little scarce. Perhaps that’s where Huawei hopes to come in, with the newest addition to the company’s tablet lineup – the MediaPad M2.

Measuring 7.8mm thick and weighing in at 310g, this certainly isn’t the slimmest tablet on the market, but that just leaves room for all of the device’s beefy internals. It has a 2GHz 64-bit octa-core Kirin 930 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage, microSD expansion and a big 4800mAh battery. It also has an 8MP rear-facing camera with an LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. And while the tablet’s 8-inch display with 1200 x 1920 resolution won’t satisfy everyone’s pixel needs, this will definitely suffice for most users.

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The MediaPad M2 is running Android 5.0 Lollipop, complete with Huawei’s Emotion UI 3.1 software overlay. Sales will likely start sometime in June with the Wi-Fi model starting at around $310, while the LTE-compatible model will go for somewhere around $390.

What are your thoughts? Are you interested in Huawei’s new tablet offering?

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