“Good things come in small packages,” says Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device of the new MediaPad 7 Lite tablet. The device was recently launched, joining Huawei’s 2012 lineup.
The MediaPad 7 Lite is targeted at the mid-range market segment. Measuring 193 mm x 120 mm x 11 mm, this tablet weighs around 370 grams. It is encased in a silvery aluminum alloy unibody shell that is both durable and lightweight.
The tablet features a 1.2 GHz Cortex A8 processor and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
For its display, it sports a 7-inch WSVGA Capacitive Multitouch screen with a resolution of 1024 X 600 pixels. Its RAM is a full gigabyte while its flash memory is 8GB, which users may opt to expand through a microSD card for up to 32GB.
Users stay connected through WiFi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, and 3G. The tablet also offers support for SMS and MMS. As with most products from China, the tablet is able to read most types of multimedia files.
The tablet is likewise equipped with various sensors, including an ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and e-compass. It also comes with a 0.3 megapixel front camera as well as a 3.2 megapixel rear camera. The tablet is powered by a 4100mAh Li-Poly battery.
Among the apps on the MediaPad 7 Lite are Google Play, Youtube, Google Talk, Search, Maps, Movie, MS Office / PDF Viewer, Twitter, Huawei HiSpace, Cloud+, Call+, and SW Upgrade. Users, of course, may add more through the Play Store.
Huawei is making the device available at present to countries like China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Russia, and South Africa. More countries like Malaysia and Indonesia will be getting it this September.
The MediaPad 7 Lite was also showcased in this year’s IFA 2012 event in Berlin, Germany, along with five other devices that Huawei is releasing this year. The list includes four smartphones and another tablet.