Huawei is working on 7″ MediaPad X1 tablet, plans on unveiling smartwatch at MWC
Huawei is apparently prepping a new 7-inch tablet to add to its portfolio. It’s called the MediaPad X1, and you can see it below in some leaked renders that portray it from all angles.
Luckily, we also have its specs to speak of, so here goes. The MediaPad X1 will come with a 7-inch 1,920×1,200 IPS touchscreen, a 5 MP rear camera, a 1.3 MP front camera, a 1.6 GHz quad-core HiSilicon Kirin 910 processor, 2 GB of RAM, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, and it will run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean – undoubtedly with Huawei’s very own Emotion UI sprinkled on top.
It sounds like a decent enough upper-midrange offering, and could be a worthy competitor to the 2013 Nexus 7 – but if and only if it can match that tablet in price (or be cheaper). Otherwise it will undoubtedly find its own niche, but won’t be able to get out of it.
It’s also unclear whether we’ll ever see the MediaPad X1 outside of China, but perhaps Huawei needs to push its tablets more internationally.
The Chinese company will be present at MWC in Barcelona at the end of the month, and it’s there where it’s going to unveil its first ever smartwatch. Two new tablets will also be shown there, one of which could (hopefully) be the MediaPad X1.
Alongside all of this gear, Huawei will announce a brand new smartphone as well, but it looks like that won’t be the successor to the Ascend P6 from last year (tentatively referred to as Ascend P7 is past leaks). So what could it be? An Ascend D3, perhaps?
Anyway, the Ascend P7 (or whatever else it will end up being called) will be introduced by the company later in the year at a dedicated event. We’ll let you know when we find out more.