Huawei MediaPad X1 ‘world’s slimmest’ 7-inch phablet and MediaPad M1 budget tablet arrive

by Gareth Mankoo

The Mobile World Congress has introduced some interesting new lovelies to us, including the MediaPad range from Huawei. For now, they have sported two variants, namely the MediaPad X1 and the MediaPad M1. The X1 is the more celebrated of the two and is describes as “the world’s slimmest 7-inch LTE Cat4-enabled all-in-one phablet.” it comes with a full aluminum alloy unibody design and seems to be a pretty slim thing with a 7.18mm profile. The features include a 7-inch display with 1920×1200 pixels display, 80% screen-to-body ratio, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 13-megapixel Sony Exmore BSI camera, 5-megapixel front-facing camera, a host of various camera features, a 5000mAh battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. In a more affordable 8-inch variant arrives the MediaPad M1 with a 1280 x 800 IPS display, 1.6GHz quad-core processor, 5-megapixel camera, 1-megapixel front-facing camera, 4800mAh battery, dual front-facing speakers and an Android operating system. Both tablets will arrive with LTE Cat4 support up to 150Mbps and dual-mode Wi-Fi support.

The MediaPad M1 will launch in the this quarter in markets across Europe, the Middle East, China, Japan, Asia Pacific, Australia and Latin America. The MediaPad X1 will launch in various markets across China, Russia, Western Europe, the Middle East, Japan and Latin America from with March 2014. There’s no word on the pricing.

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