HUAWEI MateBook X Pro (First 5G Commercial Chip) And MediaPad M5 Series Revealed, Here Is What You Need To Know

By   /   Feb 26, 2018
HUAWEI MateBook X Pro And MediaPad M5

Building on its success in delivering beautifully-designed and powerful high-end mobile devices, HUAWEI Consumer Business Group (CBG) today unveiled the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series, and the HUAWEI 5G customer-premises equipment (CPE) – the world’s first commercial terminal device supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunications standard for 5G.

In addition to that, HUAWEI marked its debut as the only mobile device manufacturer in the world to use an AI-powered smartphone to drive a car through its ‘RoadReader’ project.

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro And MediaPad M5 Series

With stunning new design updates and outstanding performance advances, HUAWEI’s new devices showcase the power of technology to deliver innovative computing experiences ready for the mobile world. The ‘RoadReader’ project pushes the boundaries of HUAWEI’s object recognition technology and puts the learning capabilities, speed and performance of its AI-powered devices to the test.

According to CEO of HUAWEI CBG, Richard Yu:

“At HUAWEI, we’re guided by a vision of an all-connected world, and to achieve that goal, we invest significantly in research and development to understand the ways in which people interact and connect with technology.”

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is a robust device that seems to be a competitor for the MacBook. It will be interesting to see how the two compare with one another. We have asked Huawei for a sample for review and we will give you our in-depth review regarding the product once we get our hands on it.

“We’ve made it our mission to push the boundaries of what technology and innovation are capable of. With the introduction of the new HUAWEI MateBook X Pro, HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series and the world’s first 3GPP 5G CPE, we are delivering on the promise to provide breakthrough devices that redefine every part of the mobile computing experience.”

Talking about the ‘RoadReader’ project, Andrew Garrihy, Chief Marketing Officer, HUAWEI Western Europe said:

“Our smartphones are already outstanding at object recognition. We wanted to see if in a short space of time we could teach it to not only drive a car, but to use its AI capabilities to see certain objects, and be taught to avoid them. If our technology is intelligent enough to achieve this in just 5 weeks – what else can it make possible?”

Pricing And Availability

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series will be available in the spring of 2018 in China, Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The following are the details of the products that you need to know.

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro is an ultra-slim, yet full-featured 13.9-inch notebook with an all-new 3K touch-enabled HUAWEI FullView Display and 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. Powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7/i5 processor, a discrete Nvidia GeForce MX150 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 and a long-lasting 57.4Wh (Typical Capacity) battery, making it one of the lightest and most powerful notebooks on the market.

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro And MediaPad M5

The HUAWEI MateBook X Pro features Dolby Atmos Sound System and custom speakers that deliver breakthrough, immersive audio sound to flow above and around you, making you feel like you’re inside the action. You can check out specifications and pricing below:

HUAWEI MateBook X Proi5/8GB/256GB MW150€1499
i5/8GB/512GB MX150€1699
i7/16GB/512GB MX150€1899

HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Series

Ergonomically designed with a 2.5D glass screen and 2K HD, ClariVu 5.0-enhanced display, the sleek and powerful 8.4-inch and 10.8-inch tablets feature speakers tuned by Harman Kardon. HUAWEI Histen technology provides immersive 3D audio and fully supports Hi-Res audio for exceptional sound quality.

HUAWEI MateBook X Pro And MediaPad M5

The 10.8-inch HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Pro comes with an ultra-precise HUAWEI M-Pen featuring 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity to make note-taking more realistic, easier and effortless.
You can check out specifications and prices of the different configuration below:

HUAWEI MediaPad M5 8.4 inches4GB/32GB WIFI€349
4GB/64GB WIFI€399
4GB/128GB WIFI€449
4GB/32GB LTE€399
4GB/64GB LTE€449
4GB/128GB LTE€499

3GPP Standard 5G CPE

The HUAWEI 5G CPE is the first of its kind supporting the globally recognized 3GPP telecommunications standard for 5G. Available in indoor and outdoor configurations, it provides super-fast download speeds of up to 2Gbps and can operate on both 4G and 5G networks. The HUAWEI 5G CPE adopts Huawei’s internally developed Balong 5G01 chipset – the world’s first commercial chipset supporting the 3GPP standard, compatible with all 5G frequency bands, including sub-6GHz and millimeter wave (MMW).

Road Reader

Most autonomous cars currently being developed rely on the computing power of purpose-built chips developed by third-party technology providers. However, as part of its ongoing mission to make the impossible possible, HUAWEI has used technology already available in its smartphones, demonstrating its superior functionality and ability to stand up to even the most advanced technology developed for use in self-driving cars.

For the ‘RoadReader’ project, HUAWEI has transformed a Porsche Panamera into a driverless vehicle that doesn’t just see, but crucially, understands its surroundings. This means that can it can distinguish between thousands of different objects including a cat and a dog, a ball or a bike and learn to take the most appropriate course of action. The project is taking advantage of the AI capabilities already in the HUAWEI Mate 10 Pro.

Let us know what you think about the HUAWEI MateBook X Pro and whether or not this is something that you are interested in getting for yourself.

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