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June 22, 2011

Huawei MediaPad in the flesh!

So I only had about an hour to go around CommunicAsia this morning so I headed straight to the Nokia booth. On my way back, I passed by Huawei and checked out the units on display, one of which is the newly launched Huawei MediaPad.

The 7-inch tablet is thin (10.5mm) and light (390g) with great display quality — not the brightest but it’s clear and crisp. The body composed of metal and plastic. I have to say it’s got a pretty solid build.

Didn’t really notice a huge difference in the UI but seems like Huawei has installed Android 3.2 in here. The navigation is smooth and the screen is pretty responsive though.

Huawei MediaPad
7″ IPS LCD capacitive display @ 1280×800 pixels, 217PPI
Qualcomm SnapDragon 1.2GHz dual-core
8GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
3G/HSPA+ 14.4Mbps
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
mini-HDMI output
5MP autofocus camera
1.3MP front-facing camera
1080p video, Hi-Fi audio player
4100mAh battery, up to 6 hours

No word as to pricing or when this unit will be released in the Philippines but based on my previous conversations with local Huawei reps, this will have a 50-50 chance to land in the Philippines. But that really depends on how competitive their pricing is. My guess is under Php20k.

I’ve got some video clips but YouTube upload is a bit slow (and we’re now boarding to fly back to Manila). Will post more tablets, 3G/4G/LTE devices and Android smartphones from Huawei tonight.

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25 Responses to “Huawei MediaPad in the flesh!”

  1. watrboy
    Twitter: Yugatech
    says:

    nice.. hope it land in PH.. and hope for more cheaper tablet in PH.. para bumaba yung mga branded tablet :)

  2. kool says:

    China made… no thanks

  3. arbee says:

    this seems nice. hope it would be affordable.

  4. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    Gonna start saving up for this <3

  5. RJCA says:

    Based on my experience Huawei’s tablets have good build quality, I have the Huawei S7 that you can get from Globe and it’s really great bang for the buck.

  6. Ian
    Twitter: Ian
    says:

    Tingin ko nasa 17,990 ang price nito, and sana subsidized pricing pa gawin nila para mas mura talaga. =) baka ito na next gadget ko. Maganda experience namin using huawei products.

  7. heckiboi
    Twitter: heckiboi
    says:

    sana i feature ito sa YugaDeals!

  8. wow this one is a lot better specs and much cheaper than other 7″ tablet.

  9. Martin
    Twitter: martinjdee
    says:

    can you make calls on this? if so, then consider it as my first android tabletphone.

  10. taemo says:

    ok na sana panget nung design sa likod. huawei quality is improving

  11. pakyuchina says:

    yeah. buy more china products to finance the big red communist machine.

  12. boytoy says:

    another stupid toy.

  13. rotero
    Twitter: rubyotero
    says:

    i talked to a reseller of huawei mediapad this morning and he estimate 13-15k for this unit.. hopefully its more durable to other tablets

  14. Rex Cortes says:

    I have tested HUAWEI brand before, very nice and easy to use, when it comes to quality its Five Star’s rating! It is also durable. I plan to have buy another one or two again when release on this 3rd quarter of 2011.

  15. prosopagnosia11 says:

    they featured this on tonipet gaba’s show “Pop Talk” on Channel 11 – its only under 16K!!!

  16. watrboy
    Twitter: Yugatech
    says:

    going to wait for this one.. hope it under 15k.. :)

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