The tablet market is more competitive than ever, dominated by a few big players including Samsung, Amazon and Apple. However, despite being a relatively new player, Huawei are carving out a name for themselves in the Western consumer electronics scene. So much so that are the only manufacturer posting significant sales growth in 2018, resulting in Huawei now being the 3rd global biggest tablet manufacturer by market share.
So why are Huawei tablets generating so much hype? Two reasons, they are affordable yet capable devices. Below we go into a bit more detail about the latest Huawei tablet range, as well as make some MediaPad M5 Black Friday & Cyber Monday price predictions for 2018. Any deals we find will be posted right here!
Huawei MediaPad M5 Black Friday Price Predictions
Given Huawei’s astronomical growth in the currently declining tablet market, we think the Chinese tech giant are likely to try to continue this trend by offering Black Friday discounts on MediaPad M5 models. This is because it would be a good sales tactic to steal ever more market share from behemoths like Apple and Samsung. But what percentages can we expect to be slashed off the Huawei MediaPad M5 on Black Friday 2018? Here are our predictions:
MediaPad M5 8.4″
This model is an entry-level device in the range, featuring a smaller screen than the below two and lesser battery life. Price history for this model shows some minor sales of around 6.5% since its release in mid 2018, so we have good reason to expect similar Black Friday MediaPad M5 sales on the 8.4 inch model. Furthermore, last year we saw discounts on the earlier M3 8.3 inch model of around 15-16%, so we may see offers on the M5 8.4″ in excess of this for 2018.
MediaPad M5 10.8″
Most notable differences in this model include the larger 10.8 inch screen, which allows room for a larger 7500 mAh battery than the 5100 mAh in the 8.4″. We were unable to confirm any past discounts on 10.8 inch model since its release. However, given there were sales last year on the older M3 and considering what we mentioned above, we are not ruling out Mediapad M5 Black Friday deals on the 10.8 inch. As always, we’ll keep you posted with any new info that crops up.
MediaPad M5 Pro
The M5 Pro is the premium option in the MediaPad M5 range. It has the same size screen as the 10.8 inch, but where it differs mainly is a marginally faster variation of the same processor and the inclusion of a stylus. This enables the M5 Pro to act more like a drawing tablet for design and artistic creation.
However, unless you are looking for this function specifically, we would recommend going with the regular 10.8 inch. Even then, there are more affordable and better options out there when it comes to drawing tablets, for example the Wacom Intuos range, so the M5 Pro is really only a good option if you want it for design as well as regular tablet use.
So are Huawei Mediapad M5 Pro Black Friday discounts likely? The price history for this device shows one moderate sale of 4.5% in the past, so it looks like there is a chance of at least some kind of a sale, even if it is small. There may be better deals on the M5 Pro on Black Friday/Cyber Monday so we will be sure to update this article with the latest.