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MWC 2014 | Two new Huawei tablets show up at MWC

Two new Huawei tablets show up at MWC
Two new Huawei tablets show up at MWC
The MediaPad X1 and the MediaPad M1 tablets feature voice calling and LTE

Huawei announced two new voice enabled tablets at WMC. These 7- and 8-inch gadgets are just too big to be called smartphones or even phablets, which of course makes them ideal to pair with Huawei's companion device - the TalkBand B1.

The MediaPad X1 is clearly the higher end model with a 7-inch Full HD (1200 x 1920) display, a 13 MP Sony back-facing camera, LTE, and light frame (239 grams or 0.53 pounds). A Solid start, but by far the most impressive feature is this tablet's battery life - Huawei is claiming the 5000 mAh battery will offer 21 days of standby time or over five days of continuous use. Other specs include an unspecified 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, Android 4.2, and a 5 MP front-facing camera.

The MediaPad M1 on the other hand is larger but somewhat less impressive. It has a lower resolution 8-inch HD (800 x 1280) display, a 4800 mAh battery (which offers a solid 8 hours of video playback), likely the same unspecified 1.6 GHz quad-core processor, a 5 MP back-facing camera, a 1 MP front-facing camera, LTE, and still comes in impressively light at 329 grams (0.72 pounds).

The new MediaPads are expected to launch in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. The M1 will also be coming to Australia. Both tablets are likely to show up sometime in Q1 with the X1 already slated for March. Prices have not yet been announced.

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Craig Munro, 2014-02-23 (Update: 2014-02-23)