Huawei announces the MediaPad 7 Lite ICS tablet; claims the MediaPad 10 FHD will go on sale in August
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The Chinese tech company Huawei has apparently added a new tablet computer, dubbed as the MediaPad 7 Lite, to its portfolio. According to a report from Unwired View, the portable device will hit the stores sometime in Q4 of this year for a yet undisclosed price. Meanwhile, it was also revealed that Huawei is getting ready to release its high-performance MediaPad 10 FHD slate computer, which will become commercially available sometime in August, priced at “less than 3,000 Yuan” (or less than $470).
Information about the MediaPad 7 Lite model is unfortunately scarce at this point and we do hope to receive more detailed specs soon (e.g. CPU, RAM and storage). What is known, however, is that the tablet sports a 7-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) touchscreen display with a maximum supported resolution of 1280-by-800 pixels. Furthermore, the product page indicates the slate PC runs on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system and features a metal unibody design (silvery aluminium alloy), “high-quality” 3G and Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n radios, support for 1080p video playback and a built-in rear-facing camera for shooting pictures/clips.
Next in line is the high-end MediaPad 10 FHD tablet that was introduced back in February as part of the 2012 Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona. It is powered by a Huawei K3V2 chip, which houses four Cortex-A9 processing cores clocked at 1.5GHz, and offers a 10.1-inch IPS touchscreen panel of 1920-by-1200 pixels native resolution.
Measuring 8.8mm thick, the portable device comes with 1GB of internal RAM and up to 64GB flash storage. In addition, users will be provided with Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 adapters, built-in GPS receiver, dual cameras (8MP rear-facing and 1.3MP front-facing), LTE connectivity and two integrated stereo speakers. The MediaPad 10 FHD weighs 580g with the 6600mAh battery that supposedly has an autonomy period of up to 9 hours on a single charge.
[Update] Huawei has just announced that the MediaPad 7 Lite and MediaPad 10 FHD tablets will be available in Europe from October 2012, priced at €249 ($312) and €429 ($538), respectively.