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Huawei announces Mediapad M.2 7.0 tablet

Huawei announces Mediapad M.2 7.0 tablet
Huawei announces Mediapad M.2 7.0 tablet
The 7-inch tablet will carry the mid-range Snapdragon 615 SoC and a 1920 x 1200 resolution display with SIM capabilities for less than 250 Euros.

Alongside the G9 Lite announcement earlier last week, Huawei has unveiled a new tablet in the Mediapad series. Unlike the Mediapad M.2 8.0 announced last year at IFA 2015, the latest Mediapad M.2 7.0 is a mainstream 7-inch tablet with a 16:10 1920 x 1200 resolution LTPS display. The screen promises a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and excellent viewing angles. The manufacturer is also promoting "ClariVu 2.0" technology for deeper and more intense colors.

Core specifications include:

  • 7-inch 1920 x 1200 resolution display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC
  • 3 GB RAM
  • 16 or 32 GB eMMC
  • 13 MP F/2.0 w/ LED Flash Rear + 5 MP front cameras
  • 4360 mAh battery
  • Dual SIM (second SIM slot shared with MicroSD slot)
  • Micro-USB port
  • Android 5.1.1 w/ EMUI 3.1
  • 802.11n (2.4 GHz) only
  • LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 38-41
  • 187.4 x 105 x 8.2 mm

It's worth noting that the supported LTE bands are quite narrow and may not be compatible with LTE networks in Europe. It is currently unknown if Huawei will launch a separate variant for European users. Additionally, the smartphone will integrate a fingerprint reader on the edge of the device similar to the Sony Xperia Z5.

The 16 GB and 32 GB versions will sell in China for the equivalent of 210 Euros and 240 Euros, respectively, in "Crystal Powder", Gold, Pearl White, and "Quiet Blue" color options.


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Alexander Fagot/ Allen Ngo, 2016-05- 9 (Update: 2016-05- 9)