During the International Art Academy event in Berlin, Huawei announced the MediaPad M2 tablet. The slate will succeed the Huawei MediaPad M1 that was released in 2014.

According to Gizmo China, the MediaPad M2 tablet was showcased in France in May. In June, Huawei had released a teaser of the device, and now it has been finally unveiled in China.

The Huawei MediaPad M2 sports a display screen of 8 inches. It offers a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels along with a pixel count of 275 ppi. The display supports an aspect ratio of 16:10.

The MediaPad M2 is fired by the home-baked Kirin 930 octa-core SoC along with 3 GB of RAM. The Huawei P8 flagship also supports the same display resolution, SoC and RAM. Hence, the tablet version of the Huawei P8 is expected to deliver comparable performance.

The Huawei MediaPad M2 slate is available in native storage versions of 16 GB and 64 GB. The rear camera is 8 MP and the front one is 5 MP. The device comes preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop overlaid with EMUI 3.0 user interface.

The tablet can deliver impressive sound output as it comes equipped with 1W dual speakers enabled with Clari-Fi sound technology from Harmon Kardon. The exterior of the tablet is completely made up of metal and sports very thin bezels. The thickness of the tablet is 7.8 mm and it appears to be well-built, Phone Arena reported.

The Wi-Fi-only 16 GB and 64 GB variants are priced at 1,588 yuan ($255 at current exchange rates) and 1,888 yuan ($304), respectively. The 16 GB LTE and 64 GB LTE versions MediaPad M2 cost 1,888 yuan ($304) and 2,288 yuan ($465). 

The tablet will be available for purchase in China from Thursday. Apart from China, the MediaPad M2 tablet is expected to arrive in Europe and other Asian markets.