Today, HUAWEI invited us to their headquarters to try out the new HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite, a lighter version of the M3 which was released not too long ago. The M3 Lite is made for people who prefers to use tablets on the go, while not wanting to splurge too much, or wanting to carry a heavier tablet around.
The device is only 310 grams, and features an 8-inch FullHD+ IPS screen. You can easily slot the tablet into your pocket, or for the ladies can easily fit them in your handbag without weighing down your bag. It is powered with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage space. It also features LTE CAT4 with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi @ 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz. As for the download speeds, it can reach up to 150Mbps. It runs on EMUI 5.1, which is based on Android 7.0.
A fingerprint sensor can also be found on the device for easier unlocks. It also features a split screen feature for multitasking capabilities, like watching a movie while browsing the internet. For parents who wish to purchase an affordable tablet for the kids, HUAWEI also introduced a Kids Corner setting which you can turn on. Settings ranging from timers to game can be set, so you can still maintain control over what media your kids are consuming.
A feature that HUAWEI is touting on the device is with its audio capabilities. HUAWEI teamed up with HARMAN KARDON to engineer the audio on the M3 Lite with two bottom-firing speakers equipped with Super Wide Sound to deliver a much louder sound without breaking.
The tablet also sports a 4,800 mAh battery, which should be able to power you through 6 movies, 9 hours of 1080p videos, 40 hours of music, and roughly 600 hours of standby time according to HUAWEI. It also comes preloaded with a Microsoft Office Kit which is customised for the M3 Lite, for the on-the-go business persons. Camera wise, it has an 8-megapixel rear camera, and an 8-megapixel front camera.
The HUAWEI MediaPad M3 Lite is available to purchase from authorised stores nationwide, and is priced at RM999. It comes with two colour variants – Space Grey and Gold. The local version of the M3 Lite comes packaged with a leather case.