Huawei had just made public two tablets at the IFA 2012 Event in Berlin, Germany. Other than the long name, everything else is impressive, and more good news is that the MediaPad 10 FHD has started shipping at the end of August for some niche markets. It is expect to handle games and graphically intensive apps well, given its imposing specifications outlined above. The Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite will ship in end of October with a single core chip; see more details below.
Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD
The first impression of the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD is that it has a high-resolution screen and a powerful processor, the two things that make or mar the success of a tablet. This is still a fight against the new iPad from Apple at about 429 Euros. It spots a 10-inch display on a slim design of only 8.8mm deep and is only 598g heavy. You can complement the internal 8GB memory with your own microSD card, through the provided slot.
The specs read as follows: 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, 8MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, 6,600mAh battery and 1920 by 1200 pixel resolution IPS LCD capacitive touch screen display with 16 million colors. The display gives 226ppi density and support multitouch gestures. The speakers give a Doubly Mobile sound and you can use a 3.5mm headphone. The rear camera will shoot video at 1080p and has autofocus and dual-LED flash. Connectivity on the Huawei MediaPad 10 FHD comes through HSPA+, LTE, Wi-Fi, microUSB and USB host.
Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite
Following the “lite” suffix, there is only a single-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A8 processor and 1GB RAM. The 7-inch screen supports 600 by 1024 pixels, giving 256K colors and a bright enough display because of IPS LCD. The touch screen is capacitive. High-speed connectivity is available through 3G and Wi-Fi, or you can settle for Bluetooth 3.0 for file transfers and microUSB connection for tethering. The MediaPad 7 Lite supports USB On-the-go. A HDMI port allows you to use external displays like your TV for video output.
It has a basic 3.15MP camera that shoots 720p HD video at 30fps. For video calling, there is a front facing camera with equally basic specs. Flash support enhances the browsing experience, which should last long on the 4,100-mAh battery, given that it is a single-core device. With the ICS onboard, you can have Chrome OS browser to extend the functionality of the tablet at the recommended retail price of 249 Euros. Well as you know, the competitors to the MediaPad 7 Lite are the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 Student Edition and the Google Nexus 7 – which one will you go for then?