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Huawei Adds Affordable, Family-Friendly HUAWEI MediaPad M5 Lite To Its Tablet Line-Up

Equipped with a Fingerprint Sensor, Eye-comfort Mode and Kid's Corner, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite provides parents with peace of mind, while providing a wonderland for kids

Jan 7, 2019

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at CES 2019, Huawei adds the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite to its award-winning portfolio of flagship tablets. Built with families in mind, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite delivers family-friendly features such as Kid's Corner, advanced Eye-comfort Mode and a built-in fingerprint sensor to enable parental controls. Featuring the premium design, display, audio and performance qualities found in its flagship tablets, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite is exceptionally priced at $299 and comes with the latest HUAWEI M-Pen lite stylus. The tablet comes in Space Gray and will be available late January at U.S. retailers including Amazon and Newegg.

Sleek Design
Light and thin, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite features a metal unibody design with diamond-cut edges and is refined with sandblasting technology. With 2.5D curved glass on the front and quad-curved edges on the back, it has a comfortable in-hand feel. 

The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite display is 10.1-inches with a Full HD IPS screen supporting 1920 x 1200 pixels. It also has ClariVu 5.0, Huawei's industry-leading display enhancement technology that employs intelligent algorithms to adjust the contrast and color saturation for video and image viewing.

As children are frequent tablet users, Huawei created Kid's Corner to provide a customized environment for children while enabling parents to set time limits and control access to content. The built-in fingerprint sensor allows parents to create unique user profiles and set access parameters in advance to make it easy and convenient to share a tablet among the family.  

To protect the eyesight of young tablet users, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite has a Distance sensor, Posture Detect sensor, Ambient Light sensor and Blue Ray Filter. When the tablet is less than 9.8 inches away from the face, it will automatically detect and provide audio and visual guidance to keep a child's eyesight at an optimal distance from the display. Posture Detect sensor automatically identifies when the tablet is viewed at a lying angle and provides posture guidance. The Blue Ray Filter mitigates eye strain by blocking out blue light, and the Ambient Light sensor automatically adapts the color and brightness of the display according to the environment for the best setting to prevent eye strain.

Powerful Performance
The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite is powered by the HUAWEI Kirin 659 octa-core chipset, runs on Android 8.0 with EMUI 8.0, and has 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM with expandable memory capacity of up to 256GB. Outfitted with HUAWEI QuickCharge technology that delivers a full charge in less than three hours, the long-lasting 7,500 mAh battery provides 13 hours of video playback, 8.5 hours of gaming and an impressive 55 hours of music.*

While most tablets only offer one or two speakers, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite is equipped with quad speakers co-engineered with the world-renowned Harman Kardon elite Golden Ear acoustic engineering team. Combined with the dedicated smart power amplifier chipset and Huawei's Histen 5.0 audio enhancement technology, the HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite delivers a rich and powerful 3D surround sound effect.

The HUAWEI MediaPad M5 lite comes with the HUAWEI M-Pen lite stylus for a complete out-of-the-box experience. The stylus was thoughtfully designed for style, use and practicality. It is light and slim with a balanced weight, while the gray metal body has a texture that enhances the in-hand feel. With 2,048 layers of pressure sensitivity, consumers can take notes, make edits or sketch illustrations easily. The stylus also features a clip for easy storage.

* Testing data from Huawei Lab. Results may vary with use and setting.


6.39 x 9.58 x 0.30 in


16.76 oz


10.1 inches

Full HD IPS screen

1920 x 1200 resolution, 224 PPI

ClariVu 5.0 display enhancement technology


Huawei Kirin 659, Octa-core


Android ™ 8.0 + EMUI 8.0





Micro SD card with up to 256GB capacity


Wi-Fi: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; 2.4 GHz/ 5 GHz

Bluetooth: 4.2


Fingerprint sensor

Gravity sensor

Ambient Light sensor

Distance sensor

Hall effect sensor

Status indicator



Power key

Volume key

3.5 headset jack

USB Type-C, quick charge, USB OTG, USB tethering and MTP/PTP

Micro SD slot


Built-in microphone

Quad speakers

Harman Kardon certification

HUAWEI Histen stereo sound effect


Front camera: 8MP, fixed focus

Rear camera: 8MP, auto focus


Capacity: 3.82V, 7,500 mAh Lithium polymer

Standby: 40 days

Video playback: about 13 hours

Music playback: about 55 hours

Quick charge: about 2.9 hours


Space Gray

Special Features

Kid's Corner

Enhanced Eye-comfort Mode

Fingerprint-enabled user profile

M-Pen lite stylus

In Box

M-Pen lite stylus

9V/2A charger

USB Type-C charging cable

Eject pin

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