Huawei MediaPad M4 with Android Oreo is Likely Coming Soon
When it comes to Android tablets, there aren’t that many high-end options to choose from. Even now, it’s not uncommon to see folks opt for older tablets like the three-year-old Nexus 9. But Huawei is one of the companies trying to turn things around, and rumor has it it’s working on a high-end Android tablet to rule them all: A successor to the MediaPad M3, the MediaPad M4.
The Huawei MediaPad M3 came out in September of last year, sporting Huawei’s latest HiSilicon Kirin processor, along with a 1600 x 2560 screen and Android 6.0 Marshmallow (later updated to Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5). With 4GB RAM, up to 64GB of storage, and lots of expandable storage, it’s a decent device for folks who watch a lot of movies, read plenty of ebooks, or play some decently demanding games. Now, thanks to some people over at the Dutch technology site Mobielkopen, some new information about its sequel — the upcoming Huawei MediaPad M4 — has been revealed.
A User Agent Profile (UAProf) on Huawei’s site mentions the MediaPad M4. That’s telling in and of itself — a user agent basically tells websites what kind of browser, device, and operating system is connecting to it, so that the website serves the correct version of the web page. The user agent for a mobile device for example, might prompt the website to serve the mobile version of a page rather than the desktop one. Obviously, web page developers need to account for these, and so they embed information like device type and screen resolution in UAPs.
The Huawei MediaPad M4’s UAP, for example, describes a tablet with Android 8.0 Oreo according to the and a model number “SHT-AL09”. It’ll retain the same screen resolution as its predecessor, 1600×2560, and potentially launch with one of Huawei’s high-end processors, either the Kirin 960 or Kirin 970.
You can check out the report from Mobielkopen below, or check out the user agent profile XML file yourself.