Huawei is a well known company. While it is the largest China based networking and telecommunications equipment supplier, it is also the second largest supplier of mobile telecommunications infrastructure equipment in the world, so the mobile tower your phone is connected to right now will most probably have equipment from this company. Huawei also sells variety of devices including modems, smartphones and tablets under its own name and is one of the “proud to be made in China” brands. As the tablet market is growing day by day, Huawei is coming with MediaPad 10 FHD tablet which is scheduled to launch next month.
Huawei had showcased the tablet at MWC 2012 and it had a decent array of features back then. MediaPad 10 is going to one of the newest kids in town. Below is a promotional video that Huawei has released that outlines most of the features.
The tablet itself is impressive in terms of design and looks stunning in the video. The device isn’t short of features. The main feature is the display itself. Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD comes with a 1920 x 1200 IPS display which delivers 1080p “theatre like experience”. The show is run by Huawei’s own K3 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz and 16-core GPU, which collectively deliver a “smooth” gaming performance and uses Dolby surround sound technology which should offer perfect experience for users when playing games, watching HD movies and listening to music. The 10.1-inch tablet also houses an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED fill flash while a 1.3 megapixel camera does its duty on the front. Other features include support for popular network standards, including HSPA+ and LTE. The whole device comes with a thickness of 8.8mm and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, which is great as you don’t have to wait for update. 2G RAM on board is what Huawei offers with this device which should make recording and storing high definition photos and videos easy. When it comes to software, Huawei seems to be keen on providing its users with latest flavor of operating system. For instance, 7 inch Huawei MediaPad that was launched back in 2011 was the first 7 inch tablet to run Android 3.0+, and we won’t be surprised to hear Android 4.1 Jelly Bean upgrade slated for MediaPad 10 device in near future. There seems to be no reason holding this device back from taking the tablet world by storm.
Huawei claims that MediaPad 10 FHD is the fastest quad-core tablet available in the market at this point in time. Though it’s housing Huawei’s proprietary 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor, it has its own set of advantages. It is the the smallest quad-core processor in the industry and the K3 chip’s have embedded GPU that can deliver amazingly fast processing power and 3D graphics processing capability which is perfect for high definition video clips and large scale 3D games. Besides all this hype, the most interesting feature is the unibody design itself. The body is constructed using aluminium alloy which allows it to have 8.8 mm thickness and weigh just 598g, ensuring that your hand doesn’t die out of fatigue to some extent.
Huawei has focused on less technical features like “refined metallic surface” and its “luxurious yet subtle” nature in this promotional video, but it’s a promotional video and it would be boring if they didn’t do so. Besides, the video must have got a chunk of tablet obsessed public drooling. MediaPad 10 is slated to launch in late August and will supposedly carry a price tag of under $500, which seems reasonable for features it’s packing, however, the actual performance will be known once we physically play with it. When launched, HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD will be fourth generation tablet from Huawei’s stable, following S7, S7 Slim and MediaPad (Android Honeycomb tablet). The tablet looks promising and seems like this device will successfully turn the brand Huawei into household name in the consumer device market.