One of the breakout mobile players of 2011-2012, Chinese smartphone-maker Huawei had taken the stage at Mobile World Congress to take on industry veterans in the consumer Android tablet space–like Asus, Samsung and Motorola–to announce a 10-inch version of the company’s MediaPad. Huawei had announced the MediaPad in a 7-inch form factor last year that is sold as the T-Mobile Springboard 4G on T-Mobile USA and as the MediaPad for business customers on AT&T’s network in the U.S. Now, at MWC, the company’s adding a 10-inch variant to the mix.
Like Huawei’s Ascend D quad series smartphones, the MediaPad 10 will feature a quad-core mobile ARM processor made by Huawei, showing the company’s aggressive push to get even more embedded in the mobile space. With a 1.5 GHz quad-core K3V2 processor, the MediaPad 10 also features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a 10.1-inch full HD 1920 X 1200 IPS LCD display, a whopping 2 GB of RAM, and support for both HSPA+ and 4G LTE connectivity, the former of which is also dubbed 4G by American GSM carriers AT&T and T-Mobile.
The company promises that the MediaPad 10 will be available globally starting in Q2.
Aesthetically, the device utilizes an aluminum back side, and given the company’s attention to quality on the original MediaPad 7, it seems that this device will be slim and well constructed.
Barcelona, Spain, February 27, 2012 – Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, introduced the world’s first 10-inch quad-core tablet today at the Mobile World Congress 2012. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is a fast-performing tablet with unsurpassed audio-visual entertainment features including a Huawei 1.5GHz quad-core processor, Google Android 4.0 operating system and a 10-inch IPS high definition display screen.
“Most consumers use tablets for entertainment purposes such as gaming, viewingmultimedia content, browsing the internet and reading e-books,” said Richard Yu, Chairman of Huawei Device. “We have created the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD to excel in all of the entertainment capabilities including speed, power, web-browsing, high definition display and audio, and packaging it all in a compact and portable body.”
The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is the fastest quad-core tablet available. Running on Huawei’s proprietary 1.5 GHz K3 quad-core processor, the smallest quad-core processor in the industry, the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD leverages the K3 chip’s embedded GPU to provide incredibly fast processing power and 3D graphics processing capability, ideal for high definition video clips or large-scale 3D games. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD enables high speed wireless access of up to 84 Mbps (HSPA+ 21/42/84Mbps), while at the same time supporting a number of network standards including LTE.
The audio-visual functionalities of the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD bring a whole new entertainment experience to users. Boasting the industry’s highest screen resolution and high-definition 1920 x 1200 IPS display that supports multi-touch, its colorful and clear display gives users the ultimate visual experience. HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD uses Dolby surround sound technology and offers perfect experience for users when playing games, watching HD movies and listening to music. The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is also installed with an 8 megapixel rear automatic-focus camera and a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and memory storage of 2G RAM, making it easy to record and store high-definition photos and videos.
HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD follows the design principle of all Huawei’s products: elegant, simple and easy to use. The uni-body of the HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is made of the trendiest aluminum-alloy materials, providing a glossy and light finish. The tablet is 8.8mm thin and weighs only 598g which makes it convenient to use and carry.
The HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD is the fourth generation tablet from Huawei following after the S7, S7 Slim and MediaPad (Android Honeycomb). HUAWEI MediaPad 10 FHD will be available for global market in Q2 2012.