Also announced today is the Huawei MediaPad X1, a sort of massive phone small tablet combination but does have some very interesting specifications from the 80% screen size to the to being the thinnest small tablet available at just 7.18mm thin, thats 30% lighter than an iPad Mini!
The screen has an impressive full HD resolution so that is 1200 x 1920, 16GB of storage with 2GB of RAM to power it so you are getting a decent oomph under the case
Speaking of power there is a massive 5000mAh battery built in, great for taking the tablet on the move with you, enough to watch 5 full movies according to Huawei.
Cat4 LTE for speeds up to 150Mbps are built in and as this takes a SIM card you can also use it as a phone if you want, although why you would want to use a 7 inch phone is worth thinking about.
It looks for now like Android 4.2.2 is going to run out of the box, but with launch still a little way to go you never know this might just get the KitKat upgade your hoping for.
As with the G6, the stand for the announcement was packed solid so not able to get decent enough video for now but we will be getting more hands on time during the week
Barcelona, Spain, February 23, 2014: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today unveiled two new additions to its MediaPad range of devices and its first wearable device at GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014. With the HUAWEI MediaPad X1, the world’s slimmest 7-inch LTE Cat4-enabled all-in-one phablet, HUAWEI TalkBand B1, the perfect hybrid ‘talk and track’ companion, and HUAWEI MediaPad M1, the 8-inch entertainment powerhouse, Huawei makes a life without boundaries possible for more people in more places around the world.
“We’re really excited to unveil our new 4G LTE devices which mark a significant step in bringing a truly connected life within reach. Our new MediaPads, together with HUAWEI TalkBand B1, deliver the essential pillars of happiness – health, connection to family, contact with friends, and access to work – without boundaries,” said Richard Yu, Chief Executive Officer, Huawei Consumer Business Group. “Huawei’s culture of innovation places us in prime position to develop devices that bring people the benefits and joy of technology through 4G LTE connectivity.”
HUAWEI MediaPad X1
HUAWEI MediaPad X1 combines the functionality of a smartphone and tablet with 4G LTE connectivity to provide an all-round mobile experience. MediaPad X1’s full aluminum alloy unibody is compact and weighs less than a canned drink at 239g. Ultra-slim at 7.18mm, the device provides outstanding comfort and ease of use, even when operated with a single hand. Its 7-inch 1200 x 1920 FHD LTPS 10-point capacitive touch display provides an incredibly crisp and dynamic visual experience and features an outstanding 80 percent screen-to-body ratio. MediaPad X1 features content adaptive brightness control (CABC) technology together with a 515 nits brightness level to allow amazing visual clarity under direct sunlight, and also includes intelligent grip suppression so you can hold and scroll simultaneously.
MediaPad X1 is powered by a Kirin 910 1.6 GHz quad-core processor and runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The ultra-long lasting 5000 mAh battery provides an exceptional 21 days of standby time, more than five full days of continuous video or web surfing, and also powers additional mobile devices with its reverse charging function. MediaPad X1 uses the ‘Super Decode Media Files’ function to differentiate between file types to ensure the smooth streaming of media while preserving battery power and the ‘Mail Grouping Service’ which differentiates between various types of signals and mobile phone ringtones to organize messages.
MediaPad X1 makes professional-quality photography possible on a phablet with an advanced 13MP Sony Exmor R BSI rear-facing camera that has a five plastic elements (5P) lens featuring panoramic shooting and an IMAGESmart engine with auto-scene recognition. MediaPad X1’s 5MP front-facing camera has a four plastic elements (4P) lens and Huawei’s proprietary self-focus tips, preview screen, 10-level auto-facial enhancement and voice-activated hands-free capture, to take the best ‘selfies’. The phablet adds an extra dimension to photos with the ‘Voice Photo’ function, which takes photos accompanied by a 10-second audio clip that can be shared via Facebook and WeChat. The IR blue glass infrared filter also enables filming or photographing in low light.
LTE Cat4-enabled to make connectivity faster and more reliable than ever, MediaPad X1 and M1 download work files in seconds and a 1GB movie in one minute with speeds of up to 150 Mbps. With in-built WiFi routers, 2.4/5G dual mode WiFi support, as well as voice call and SMS capabilities, the devices provide on-the-spot connection to friends and family. The AirSharing function enables screen sharing and the transfer of images via cloud photo sharing. Navigating MediaPads X1 and M1 is a breeze with the latest intuitive and easy-to-use interface, Emotion UI 2.0, featuring easily customizable homescreens, enhanced ‘Standard’ and ‘Simplicity’ UIs and more than 1,000 diverse themes.
· HUAWEI MediaPad X1 will be available in black, white, champagne and light pink in China, Russia, Western Europe, Middle East, Japan and Latin America from March 2014 at a suggested retail price of €399. Accessories for MediaPad X1 include a Smart Cover, featuring magnetic closure to protect it from wear and tear.