Like expected, Huawei unveiled the Huawei G9 Lite and MediaPad M2 7.0 tablets in China today. The company had revealed teasers for the launch of the two devices, so it doesn’t come as a surprise.
Chinese companies often have the tradition of keeping two different names for one smartphone. The company is using a similar strategy here as the Huawei G9 Lite (for China) is actually the Huawei P9 Lite (international name). Most of the specs were already revealed earlier. So, the G9 Lite version come with a 5.2-inch 1080p display with the new Kirin 650 chipset under the hood clocked at 2GHz. There will be 3GB of RAM on board and 16GB storage which is further expandable via MicroSD.
While you won’t get the dual camera setup found on the flagship P9 series, the new G9 Lite comes with a single 13MP rear sensor and an 8MP front facing shooter. There will be a fingerprint sensor at the back as well that unlocks in 0.5 seconds. The phone will be available for 1699 Yuan in China, which comes to around $260. There will be three colors available, white, gold and black.
Along with the new smartphone, Huawei also unveiled new tablets, the MediaPad M2 7.0 and 10.1 models today. This new models in the company’s M2 series features 7-inch and 10.1-inch displays with 920 x 1200 resolution. They come with a fingerprint sensor, 1080p display and Snapdragon 615 chipset under the hood. Other specs of the tablet include 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash and selfie 5MP front facing shooter. Also, there will be a decent 4360mAh battery on board.
The MediaPad M2 7.0 will go on sale for 1599 Yuan ($245) for the 16GB model and goes up to 1799 Yuan ($276) for the 32GB model. The 10-inch model starts at 1499 Yuan ($230) (16GB) Wi-Fi only and for the SIM card version, 16GB starts at 1899 Yuan ($292) and 32GB for 2099 Yuan ($322).
Pre-order start from today and these two models will go on sale in China from May 19.