If you were following the Huawei’s MWC 2014 teasers you might have already know that Huawei promised to unveil not one but two tablets. Time has passed and today Huawei announced its 2 new international tablets named as MediaPad X1 and MediaPad M1. If you were following the leaks for the past few days these names and the tablets won’t be new to you as those were leaked weeks before the announcement. We have brought you the full spec sheet and pictures of MediaPad X1 days ago – http://huaweinews.com/2014/02/mediapad-x1-photos/.
Huawei claims that MediaPad X1 is the thinnest 7inch tablet out there measuring just 7.18mm. X1 weighing just 239g its also lighter than the Nexus 7,Kindle Fire HDX and Ipad mini. Even though X1 is light and slim its not made of cheap materials. Body is aluminium and the construction seems to be sturdy but it reminds us the Iphone 5’s design. MediaPad X1 seems to be made to use as a primary device instead of just a tablet. MediaPad is narrower than the most of 7inch tablets making it easy to hold by a single hand and it includes the functionality to make voice calls by holding it up to your ear. Talking about the other specs, its powered by the HiSilicon Kirin 910 1.6Ghz quad core Cortex A-9 processor/Mali-450 GPU and includes 2GB of RAM. Screen is LTPS (Low Temperature Poly-Silicon) like on the Honor 3C and has a resolution is 1920 x 1200. There is a 13MP f/2.4 primary camera and a 5MP f/2.2 front camera to take great selfies. X1 is powered by a 5,000mAh battery and supports reverse charging (charging another device by connecting it to the tab). For the connectivity options X1 supports both Cat 4 150mbps TD-LTE and FD-LTE so it will be compatible in most parts of the world. wifi 802.11ac isn’t supported but 802.11n wifi support is there. There are 2 microphones to cancel the noise and the battery is not user removable. MediaPad X1 isn’t going to be cheap by any means. Price tag is set at 399euros which is about $550, You could buy an Ipad Air for cheaper but the selling point here seems to be the voice calling functionality.
MediaPad M1 got strikingly similar looks to the HTC One. Everything including the front speaker grills,frame and the camera position is same. M1 can be called the low cost version of the MediaPad X1. M1 is powered by a 1.6Ghz quad core processor which we guess the HiSilicon Kirin 910 and 1GB of RAM. Screen resolution is lower at 1280x 920 (197 ppi) and the IPS LCD display is 8 inches in size. Primary camera is 5MP while the front facing camera is just measly 1MP. You would be able to buy 8GB or 16GB versions of the M1 and micro SD support is included for additional expansion.
M1 is plastic unlike the metallic X1 but it weights 329g and its 7.9mm thick. Huawei included a 4800mAh battery supporting reverse charging and as the image above shows there are 2 front speakers for premium sound quality. M1 is running Android 4.2.2 jelly bean with Emotion UI2.0 at the moment of announcement but it might change when the device comes out to the market.
M1 also includes dual LTE radios as the X1 and supports voice calling like a regular smartphone. Huawei claims that the MediaPad M1 will be available in most part of the world in Q1 2014.