Huawei MediaPad X1 Smartphone/Tablet announced; Specs & Price
This is the day of Huawei. The company has come to MWC 2014 with a bag of devices and went ahead with unveiling everything together at the event. Here is yet another beast, a 7-inch device dubbed MediaPad X1 which double as a phone and stands in the middle of a phablet and tablet.
The Huawei MediaPad X1 is built into a metal body with premium finish and measures 103.9mm width and impressively thin at 7.18 mm. Yes Chinese companies have always stunned mainstream manufacturers with their ability to trim down sizes but still offer massive battery and features inside.
Spec-wise, the Huawei MediaPad X1 is powered by a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor of Huawei’s own 28nm HiSilicon Kirin 910 variety and sports a 7 inch IPS-LCD display with mouth-watering 1200 x 1920 pixels of resolution. The device also sports a 13MP rear-facing camera with a Sony-made Exmor R sensor and an LED flash , 5MP front-facing camera and a microSD card slot. Interestingly, the MediaPad X1 packs a massive 5000mmAh battery which the company claims to last for a few days at a charge and 21 days of standby time. The phablet/tablet smartphone will be running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean but expect KitKat update in the near future.
The device is coming with Huawei’s own proprietary self-focus tips, preview screen, 10-level auto-facial enhancement and voice-activated hands-free capture. The device also offers ‘Voice Photo’ function which lets you take a photo accompanied by a 10-second audio clip.
Finally price, the Huawei MediaPad X1 is priced at €399 and will be available in select countries such as China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin America. Unfortunately an exact release date is not available but should be available in Q1 2014.