It’s hard to pull off a “surprise” product anymore in this day and age when leaks and rumors are rampant, even before a product is confirmed. But Huawei seems to have pulled one on us, as they quietly unveiled their newest tablet flagship, the MediaPad M2. In a pop-up botique in Central Paris, they revealed not just the product name or the specs, but the product itself, and even the pricing and estimated availability.

The new tablet has a metal body and sports an 8-inch, IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a screen resolution of 1920×1200 pixels. It will be running on Huawei’s own Kirin 930 processor, which will be a 2GHz Octa-Core Hi Silicon. It has just a 2GB RAM and a 16GB memory, which can be expanded to 32GB wit a microSD card, which is pretty low, especially nowadays with all the apps and games and media files.

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In terms of the all-important camera, it has an 8MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash, which is decent for a tablet. The front camera is just 2MP, so it may just be good enough for Skyping and video messaging, but not for high quality selfies. It also has a 4800mAH battery, all kinds of sensors (gravity, proximity, light) and an accelerometer. In terms of dimension, it is just 7.8mm thin and weighs at 310 grams.

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It will be first available in France by next month, but afterwards will also be sold in other countries. SRP starts at €349 so that’s around $390.

VIA: TechGadgetsz