Why settle with cheap no-name Chinese tablets when you can buy a 8 inch tablet with HSPA+ connectivity for just about $165? Thanks to Huawei’s latest introduction “MediaPad Honor T1″, budget conscious crowd in parts of Asia can get a taste of modern tablet features without breaking a bank. MediaPad Honor T1 which was just announced today in India and Malaysia has nice amount of features considering its price of Rs.9999 Indian rupees ($162). Sure its not fast and versatile than Google’s nexus line but we shouldn’t forget that MediaPad Honor T1 comes with HSPA+ connectivity and voice calling under the hood. Best of all, Honor T1 isn’t all plastic like most cheap tablets out there. MediaPad Honor T1 features a metal alloy uni body design.

HSPA mobile broadband is really popular in Asian countries, that might be the reason Huawei choose to build a budget tablet for emerging markets with all these features. Here’s a breakdown of features for those of you who are interested,

Name – MediaPad Honor T1
Processor – Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 1.2Ghz quad core
GPU – Adreno 302
Memory – 1GB RAM 16GB storage with microSD slot
Display – 8 Inch IPS LCD 1280×800 188PPI
Camera – 5MP primary, 0.3MP VGA front
Connectivity – GSM HSPA+ 42Mbps, GPS, WiFi N, Voice calling
Software – Android 4.3 / EMUI 1.6
Battery – 4800mAh
Dimensions – 7.9mm thick , 360g

MediaPad Honor T1 supports voice calling but LTE isn’t included. We aren’t sure if Snapdragon 200 processor is enough for a modern day tablet because its designed for budget smartphones. However Huawei promises 1080P video playback on MediaPad Honor T1. In India this tablet will up for sale exclusively on flipkart internet store coming October 8th. In Malaysia its already available for pre-order. Check the link below for more details and official product illustrations.

Huawei Malaysia official product page – http://goo.gl/hAfg64