Huawei is a very well-known company. It is a 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. Huawei recently unveiled MediaPad 10 FHD tablet which is scheduled to launch next month. Now, they have gone ahead and unveiled something for 7” segment, and they would like to call it as Huawei Mediapad 7 Lite.
Huawei unveiled the MediaPad 7 Lite today on its website. As the name suggests, it is a tablet with 7 inch display. Taking a look at the images, you can see the Ice Cream Sandwich’s virtual keys on it, so we can sure it will be running Android 4.0 ICS out of the box. One of the main selling points of this tablet is the 7-inch display itself. Like the recently unveiled Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD which had a 1920 x 1200 IPS display which promised to deliver 1080p “theatre like experience”, the same has been done with the 7 incher too. According to Huawei, the tablet will deliver ‘full HD and full-format movies’ with its 1080p full format movie playback capability, which should help you say bye to PMP forever. As of now, the information on specs are thin, however, you will get 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity enclosed in an aluminium alloy unibody case for sure.
The company describes the tablet, MediaPad 7 Lite, as a ‘light and compact’ and ‘easy to carry’, more or less like the Asus-built Google Nexus 7 which also falls under the same segment. 7 inch tablet segment is expanding at a rapid pace, and there are new manufacturers joining the race. Recently launched Google Nexus 7, a $199 device is literally killing Amazon Kindle Fire’s sale. Amazon on the other hand is rumored to launch five or six new Kindle Fire models in order to stay in the game. MediaPad 7 Lite is good in the looks department, thanks to its aluminium unibody structure, but the question still remains. Is it an answer to Google Nexus 7? Well, Nexus 7 comes in two variants, 4 gig and 8 gig, however, neither of it offers 3G connectivity, which is where MediaPad 7 Lite can score. On the software front, Nexus 7 runs Google’s latest flavor of Android, the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, as opposed to Huawei’s offering running a relatively older OS, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Besides, Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite is expected to be substantially costlier than Google’s Nexus 7, which is very cheap at $199 price point for the cheapest variant. Below is a list that will sum up all the features of MediaPad 7 Lite known to us at the moment,
• 1080p Movie Playing
• 7″ IPS display
• 3G Cellular Voice
• Full-view-angle and Vivid Display
• Metal Unibody design, Silverly Aluminum Alloy
There’s no more information about what kind of hardware it is going to be packed with, but recently unveiled Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD had Huawei’s own K3 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.5GHz and 16-core GPU running the show underneath the screen. We doubt Huawei will give its 7 incher the same treatment, nevertheless, it will be a great contender for Nexus 7 if it does. Google’s Nexus 7 has set an example for how exactly a low cost budget tablet should look and perform like. There’s no confirmed release date for this device, but in the meantime, we will keep our eyes open for any information that pops up. Let us know your opinion about this tablet using the comment form below.