Alongside the wearables Huawei watch, Huawei TalkBand B2 and Talkband N1, Huawei also announced the company’s newest tablet, the MediaPad X2. MediaPad X2 is a 7 inch tablet that is positioned as a cross-section of devices; phone, tablet, navigator, portable battery, mobile hotspot and digital camera. Most of these can be said of any other 3G/4G tablet, well, save for the portable battery, not many devices are built to share the power they have on board.
So What Does MediaPad X2 Bring To The Table?
MediaPad X2 is a sequel to the MediaPad X1 launched sometime last year, and with this Huawei wants to make a statement of a beautiful and functional device. Something like what the Galaxy Tab S by Samsung is, only at 7 inch only. Huwei CEO Richard Yu says that the MediaPad X2 has a focus on five applications most important to users, these being call quality, social media apps, online shopping, video and camera. Well, as ridiculous as it sounds, a primary focus of the 7 inch tablet is voice calling, not even gaming or media consumption, but that’s story for another day.
Specifications of MediaPad X2
MediaPad X2 comes with a laminated 7 inch IPS ultra-HD (1200 x 1920) ~ 323ppi for display which is said to have a wide angle view of 178 degrees. The profile is 7.28 mm thick and the build is aluminium with a design that reminds you of the Ascend P7. The screen is borderless with a screen-to-body ratio of 80% and that according to Huawei makes it ideal for single hand operation.
It comes carrying underneath a 2.0GHz Kirin 930 ultra-core chipset 64 bit eight core A53 CPU that’s said to consume less power. This powered by a 5000 mAh li-Polymer battery can stream online video for up to 12 hours, or 15 hours when surfing the internet. It has a 64-bit Mali T628 GPU. Storage and memory options are as follows; 16GB ROM + 2GB RAM for the moonlight Silver version and 32GB ROM + 3GB RAM for a more premium Amber Gold version. That defines the options in storage and colours.
The camera on board is a 13MP rear and is said to be good with low light images while the front camera has a 5 MP sensor and an F2.4 aperture with 22mm wide angle. WiFi is stuck at 2.4G although it has a plus of 4G network support. To ensure the call quality is great, the tablet has two mics for noise reduction.
Availability and pricing information is not made public at this stage as Huawei says it will be availed as the device comes closer to launch, and in each market.